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Old 27th April 2010, 19:19   #3781
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Images from Canon EOS 550D. Just cropped the images & i swear no other edit options done (Originaaal).

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on Canon EOS 550D prospective purchasers!

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Old 27th April 2010, 19:31   #3782
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No body picked up the call from canon showroom.
Canon showroom do not sell products. It is more like a place where you can get to know the products. On prices, they will indicate the same as mentioned in Canon India website. Their advise to me was to approach approved dealers.

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And No, Jayesh or Naresh's shop have no orientation course for new purchases/beginners. Surely, they won't have time for such things.
Canon showroom guys will surely help in this regard. They asked me to bring the camera post-purchase for registration and demo.
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Old 27th April 2010, 21:14   #3783
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Any one here bought from smartshoppers.in website? How good/reliable are they?
Sadly no Pentax there :(
If the product is not readily available with them, and if you could tolerate couple of weeks delivery time, you could get from them.
Prices will be very good. Great package as well.
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Old 27th April 2010, 21:16   #3784
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I am now looking at buying a better lens for my planned trip to Ladakh this July. I am contemplating the 55-250 IS which GK Vale sells at 12k (i checked the price today). The alternative options considered are 18-200 and 70-300 and any suggestions on the lens would be really helpful.

As a background, i am aiming to be a good photographer and i am a novice as of now, although i have been photographing over the last 8 years.

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If you really do not want to spend big money, I will say your 18-55 will be the best lens for the trip. with money go for super wide angle
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Old 27th April 2010, 21:20   #3785
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how much a Tamron 70-300 is costing in india ?
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Old 27th April 2010, 23:34   #3786
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I have a Panasonic MiniDVcam with 3CCD etc taken out may be twice a year, so I cant justify paying extra for a video-built-in DSLR.
chances are, if you have video in your regular cam, you will shoot more videos. My sony mini DV cam is lying in dust too. the whole reason i bought a cam with HD movie is for occasional movie shooting if needed.
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Old 27th April 2010, 23:50   #3787
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Guys i am very new to photography (although i have been clicking pictures ever since childhood, but never tried with a pro cam) and have just purchased a canon EOS 1000D with 18-55 standard lens. Altough i have read the manual and other stuff provided with the cam, just had these question. (may sound stupid, but i had to ask)

1. How do i zoom in? Is there any other way to zoom in apart from rotating the lens? In my opinion the zooming is very less

2. can i record a video?

3. Is there a tutorial online for layman like me who can read about about usuing different setting for different application and learning more about the terminology used in photography

4. This is the first time i am using a view finder for clicking images. I am not used to it. So using the live view LCD display all the time. But it works only in some setting. SO do i have to live with the view finder now?

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Old 28th April 2010, 00:00   #3788
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Abbas congrats on the cam!!

1. There is NO other way to zoom! you will have to rotate the zoom ring.

2. No you can not record video.

3. google is your friend here, otherwise check out Photography community, including forums, reviews, and galleries from Photo.net

4. Read up the manual, enable the FOCUSing in the LIVEVIEW mode using the Custom functions and once this is done you can focus using * button on the right.

IMHO you would have been happier with a highend P&S Camera!
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Abbas congrats on the cam!!

1. There is NO other way to zoom! you will have to rotate the zoom ring.

2. No you can not record video.

3. google is your friend here, otherwise check out Photography community, including forums, reviews, and galleries from Photo.net

4. Read up the manual, enable the FOCUSing in the LIVEVIEW mode using the Custom functions and once this is done you can focus using * button on the right.

IMHO you would have been happier with a highend P&S Camera!
Thanks aZa,

You are right when you say i would be better off with a highend P&S camera, infact i even had second thoughts when i found it is not that user friendly like other p&s cams. But i am willing to learn. I am trying to know for what these DSLR cams are and what it can do which other p&s can`t. I know you guys are there if i have any questions, and that reassures my belief that its worth the money spent.

For now i have just learnt that zooming from a normal p&s cam which uses a digital zoom actually reduces the mega pixels used. The more you zoom the less mega pixels are used. But thats not the case when i am zooming with the zooming ring.

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Old 28th April 2010, 00:21   #3790
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FotoCircle - Jayesh [all prices with B&W]
EOS 1000D - 25850 [with IS lens]
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Navin, the price for EOS 1000D with 18-55 IS lens is 25K+ per Jayesh of FotoCircle [the + varies from about 250 to 500 rupees at max]. And his best price for 55-250IS as of yesterday remains 12K.
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plz PM/leave here, your number/email and I'll send it to you from my phone as soon as I receive it.
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Btw, Navin, I'll be down at Mumbai for atleast 10 days, from the 18th of May.
Sorry for not replying earlier. My friend just managed to get back last night. I had a chat with him this afternoon and is is ok with the choice we have made (1000D+18-55 IS and 55-250 IS. Now the only part is whom do I send the money to. We have a friend in Bangy who we can use for this purpose. I am sending you a PM for more information.
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Old 28th April 2010, 01:02   #3791
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how much a Tamron 70-300 is costing in india ?
8,500-12,000 INR.Lowest rate is of Ebay.in and the highest is from a physical shop in Kolkata.
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Old 28th April 2010, 08:02   #3792
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how much a Tamron 70-300 is costing in india ?
Non VR, 7300 Rs in Grey, I have one, very good lens in good light, pathetic lens in low light, 300 side is not very good.

In any case VFM for 7.3K
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Jayesh has received the Canon 450D stock. Quoting 32/33+ with warranty with kit lens

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Jayesh has received the Canon 450D stock. Quoting 32/33+ with warranty with kit lens

Please help my confusion is
1) I have one of my friend who works in canon and he has some discount coupon with him so I decided to go for Canon camera as I can get a good deal.

2) EOS 450 D is available only body with B&W 24000+taxes ( Friend is arranging a discount)

As lens is not available with him he can only arrange body then I need to spend around 25 + 8 K for 18-55 lens which comes around 33 K which is not a good deal indeed. He that day said that he can arrange 500 D for 34 with kit lens + taxes on which I agreed.

But latest situation , he informed that 500 D is not available and out of stock and he will take some more time to arrange. I cant wait as I need to go outside and I need a camera.

Now he offered me Canon 550 with kit lens with B&W for 37800 + Taxes.

I am confused will it be a good deal and is it worth spending for 550 D instead of 450 D / 500 D , My basic requirement is camera and not video recording. What is your opinion about purchasing a 1000D and spending more amount on lenses.

Pls suggest.


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Old 28th April 2010, 13:06   #3795
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Jayesh has received the Canon 450D stock. Quoting 32/33+ with warranty with kit lens
So you pay 7K more than the 1000D with same lens for spot metering and slightly faster AF (ther other features : more pixels, bigger screen, etc.. do not translate to better IQ).
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