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Old 28th April 2010, 17:47   #3811
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Mohan.. I imagined you in the new Havells ad; after hearing the 450D price... Shock laga laga laga, shock Lagaaaa... lol

[things are getting too serious & heavy in here; so just wanted to bring in a lighter angle to your 'shock' reaction].
Yes, such me Shock lagaaaa. I was expecting its price to be around 28-29K considering the 500D's price.
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Old 28th April 2010, 18:07   #3812
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A camera is never the limitation. The thing between your ears is what matters.
Even a lowly p&s can dish out stunning results when in the right hands.
So we should stop chasing numbers and start getting the basics right.

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Old 28th April 2010, 18:40   #3813
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Post Video on EOS 550D

Some very nice videos shot by the Canon EOS 550D..





[bit of blur/shake when panned fast].
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Old 28th April 2010, 18:44   #3814
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Guys, the 'upgrade itch' is human, here is a friend who wants to sell his 6 weeks old D90 body quoted 35325 with a 4 GB sandisk extreme III SDHC card. I informed him about the lowest quote in bangalore 33.5 for brand new one.

What you guys think the right price for a 6 weeks old D90 body ?

Sorry Rohit, I might dump the idea of D300s (saving 50%) if I get a good deal on D90. I think I am following a pattern in my upgrades: D60 >>> D90 >>> D600 (not yet announced)>>> D900 (not yet announced)
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Old 28th April 2010, 23:47   #3815
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here is a friend who wants to sell his 6 weeks old D90 body
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A camera is never the limitation.
Why would anyone ned to upgrade from a D90. It all the camera most of ever need. WHy not spend the money on better lenses, flash guns, filters, and classes.
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Old 29th April 2010, 02:07   #3816
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Camera does matter to some extent.
Michael Schumacher would never win a race if he droved a car with Maruti 800 engine.Conversely,I will never win a race even if I drive a Mercedes FO 108X 2.4 V8 engine on Mercedes MGP W01 Chassis.
Its the combination which makes the right rhythm.

Thats why this is nothing more than a snapshot.
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Old 29th April 2010, 10:00   #3817
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500D was probably the worst XXXD canon ever made.
Noisy sensor, half baked video. All the flaws are fixed in 550D, thankfully
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Old 29th April 2010, 10:00   #3818
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Shots taken by a 6MP camera, when cropped, cannot be blown to sizes like 12X18, or even worse, u cannot crop it if it is shot at anything >ISO 400.
Quite the contrary, Images from even a 4mp camera, can be blown up to crazy sizes but they do reqiure some photoshopping to correct quite a few issues.


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Higher Megapixel is just useless unless you are in the printing media that produces mega size posters.
Higher mega-pixels are not useless and quite the contrary, printing media is happy with 12-18mp.

http://dxomark.com/index.php/eng/Ins...-offsets-noise!
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Cropping factor is something which is not a regular exercise with everyone.
Every picture is different and sensors cannot be changed in size on the go to compensate. If an image needs to be portrayed as a square, well there is no choice other than to crop it.
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[quote=rajb3125;1860908]Quite the contrary, Images from even a 4mp camera, can be blown up to crazy sizes [/url]

I have A4 size prints from my 4 mega Canon G2 and they are fine. The trick is to have adequate light and no 'hot spots' of light. which means that the on camera flash of most cameras are virtually useless except maybe for fill in.

When I bought my G2 one reason was the hot shoe so I could use a 420EX on it. Granted the 420EX was bigger than the body but as a combo it worked fine.
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tsk why do you say that? 500D noise is SAME as 450D as per DPR
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DPR says no significant impact, but at ISO 1600 500D dials in a higher noise reduction. so yes difference is minute when you consider high ISO photography, but when you are talking very long exposures (120 sec+) the 500D sensor has a noise issue.
Many people won't notice the difference, but if you are talking about strict comparison, 450D comes out on the top.
Surprisingly the 18MP 550D does better!
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but the differences you can see here don't translate into huge discrepancies in image quality, as you can judge from the images above.
That is the whole issue.

Plus IQ wise 450D was quite clean. And since I shoot mostly <=400 ISO, it stays quite decent! Though yes, the 550D's performance is a revelation. If only Pentax sold well in India.
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I was just browsing through Canon's site a bit earlier and found this.. I understand and agree with your analogy here, but Canon's tip is contradictory. Surely those not members of TBHP and visiting Canon's site directly may be influenced by this recommendation??
I also read that adding UV filter made sense for film based cameras, as the UV rays might cause disruptions on film. This is no longer applicable to DSLRs.
It is probably better to use lens hood as some kind of protection.
If you are not shooting a scene where you are facing gust of sand or hail or similar, no need for filter. A hood would do nicely.
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Am not sure if UV filter help in cutting down UV rays in a DSLR cam, but it is used mainly to protect the lens!
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The main reason that I buy UV filters the for all of my lenses is protection of the lenses. Lenses are not cheap and the thought of scratching or cracking the front glass element is enough to send shivers down most photographers backs. I’d rather have to replace a $50 filter than a $1500 lens any day. UV filters are also great at keeping salt spray, dust and grime off the front of your lens.

Those still using film cameras will find UV filters handy also for cutting back the ultraviolet light. However most digital cameras have the ability to cut down UV and Infrared light.
Source: Introduction to Filters for DSLRs
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Old 29th April 2010, 14:05   #3825
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Ok 1 question guys,

which lens is better 70-300 or 55-250 considering that i am buying a 550D bundle with kit lens and one of the these 2.

Also, is there any difference between the lenses made by canon or 3rd party vendors like Tamron etc.

Please advise.

Thanks
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