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Old 9th May 2010, 20:32   #3976
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What I'm going to do is wait probably a month or two and see if the prices are falling down.
My dream camera is still the D90. So will probably wait for it to fall in the region of 45k.
Doubt the chances of it happening !
I do not think it will drop to 45K officially. I think it might drop
to 50K-55K i.e. slightly above Cannon 550D price.

The rationale is simple. The USD price for D90 is ~900 USD = RS 40000/- + Taxes + Kit lens price = RS 50K-55K.

currently the official price with B&W is RS 60K. so anopther drop of 5K-8K is expected, provided the Rupee maintains its position against USD.
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Old 9th May 2010, 21:52   #3977
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The current price of the D90 with the Kit lens(18-105mm) costs 1099 USD which is around 49500 rs.This is over amazon.
Here the link :
Amazon.com: Nikon D90 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX Nikkor Zoom Lens: Electronics
So The price drop may bring it within my reach.
Any idea about when the price drop is expected to happen ?
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Old 9th May 2010, 22:26   #3978
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The current price of the D90 with the Kit lens(18-105mm) costs 1099 USD which is around 49500 rs.This is over amazon.
Here the link :
Amazon.com: Nikon D90 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX Nikkor Zoom Lens: Electronics
So The price drop may bring it within my reach.
Any idea about when the price drop is expected to happen ?
That is exactly what i mentioned. It should be somewhere between 50K-55K.

Recently Nikon has officially reduced the price by about 10K. I expect next reduction would come when one or many of the following happens

1. Cannon puts more pressure by price cut or bundling better lens with the body keeping the price same, resulting in more volume gains for cannon.

2. Nikon announces a successor or a upgraded product of D90, resulting further price reduction in D90. There are roumors about this happening just before thanks giving season in US, likely in Aug/Sept.

3. Festival season start in India would mean start of consumption cycle. It is the time when new mega deals would be worked out and offered to the consumers. this is likely to happen in July-Aug time frame.

4. Ruppe further appreciates against USD, last time it had gone down till 38 RS/USD. if it bursts 40RS/$ mark then again prices woudl attractive. If US continues to be in recession this season as well, then in all probability rupee will appreciate.

i am not in a hurry as of now. i am busy till May end anyway. After that i would be occupied with the quarter end business, hence no time for photography. After July middle, i would be bit more free.

I will use these months to attend a photography class where the cameras would be provided by the school. These happen on weekends. My boss at home also wants to join this class.
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Guys I have a doubt and need very urgent help from the gurus . I am going to buy my first DSLR and was hoping to get a nikon . But now I'm confused between the 2 models the D5000 and the D90. saw few reviews on youtube and still not able to decide !
Can someone please list the difference between the cameras clearly and also tell me if the d90 is worth the 20k extra you pay over the 5000 ?
please help.
D90 has a different sensor and also the image quality is somewhere in the league of D300/s. The higher ISO performance is better than D300 and as good as D300s. Video in D90 sucks though.

I think comparing D90 to D5000 is like comparing apples with oranges.

I think D90 is a good VFM, I have handheld that camera and the grip gives a very confident feel. D5000 etc. does not fall anywhere near.

Also support for non AF-S lenses is a veryyyy big advantage on D90. Dont take this as any tom,dick and harry feature. You save up lots on prime lenses which are normally non AF-S and are crystal clear in sharpness. These non AF-S lenses cost way less. 35mm f/1.8 , 50mm f/1.8 are classic examples.

I dont want to create a Nikon Vs Canon war here, Canon maybe superior than Nikon in terms of features or watever, but ergonomic-wise Nikon is a clear cut winner.
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D90 has a different sensor and also the image quality is somewhere in the league of D300/s. The higher ISO performance is better than D300 and as good as D300s. Video in D90 sucks though.
I am not sure if this is true. I was considering buying D5000 or
D90 before I got hit with Pentax K7. But while researching, I read the D5000 review on dpreview and this is what they say when they compared the JPEG image quality of D5000 and D90...

"We've been told that the D5000 and D90 use the same sensor and there's little reason, given the similarity in price and capabilities, to suspect there's any major differences in the quality of downstream components. The result being that the output is virtually identical."

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I am not sure if this is true. I was considering buying D5000 or
D90 before I got hit with Pentax K7. But while researching, I read the D5000 review on dpreview and this is what they say when they compared the JPEG image quality of D5000 and D90...

"We've been told that the D5000 and D90 use the same sensor and there's little reason, given the similarity in price and capabilities, to suspect there's any major differences in the quality of downstream components. The result being that the output is virtually identical."
IQ wise you will hardly find any difference between D90 and D5000, you pay for the extra features and build quality that the D90 provides over the D5000. If you have the moolah go for the D90, it feels a lot better in the hands when compared to the D5000.
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Just read in one of the posts that a new D90 is scheduled to come this Thanksgiving ?
Any spy shots of the same? And what are the improvements being carried out. If its worth waiting I will rather wait.
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i'm trying to get myself a DSLR too. but I have a budget limit of $ 500 and and the DSLR's i can get for myself are Canon EOS Rebel (1000D) with 18-55 kit lens with IS or Nikon D3000 with 18-55 Nikkor VR lens. from 1 week I'm still deciding between the two and also hoping to see prices fall.
You could also try Pentax K-x kit ($484 - don't know if the sale is still on) @ Amazon
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Just read in one of the posts that a new D90 is scheduled to come this Thanksgiving ?
Any spy shots of the same? And what are the improvements being carried out. If its worth waiting I will rather wait.
Well, when the replacement to D90 arrives, do not expect it to be as cheap as the D90 is now, be ready to shell out a premium
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Guys i am new to using a canon 1000D.

When ever i click in Program /TV/AV/M/A.dept mode . The camera clicks 3 times.

I mean it clicks once but when i see it on the screen it shows 3 photos taken.(i.e. 3 file names) The pics are slightly different from each other . Whats the catch ??? how can i set it to just 1 click.
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The current price of the D90 with the Kit lens(18-105mm) costs 1099 USD which is around 49500 rs.
Still costs 53+ in chennai!

Does this make more sense compared to Canon 550D + 18-55 IS? Just for the cam, I am inclined towards Canon. But the 18-105mm kit lens is making me think twice about the Nikon!
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Guys i am new to using a canon 1000D.

When ever i click in Program /TV/AV/M/A.dept mode . The camera clicks 3 times.

I mean it clicks once but when i see it on the screen it shows 3 photos taken.(i.e. 3 file names) The pics are slightly different from each other . Whats the catch ??? how can i set it to just 1 click.
Make sure that AE bracketting is turned off and it should become normal I think.
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Guys i am new to using a canon 1000D.

When ever i click in Program /TV/AV/M/A.dept mode . The camera clicks 3 times.

I mean it clicks once but when i see it on the screen it shows 3 photos taken.(i.e. 3 file names) The pics are slightly different from each other . Whats the catch ??? how can i set it to just 1 click.
Check the settings! you can set it to take a single snap instead of 3 continuous shots
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I am back with questions. Any of our members bought Nikon D300s ? Please give some idea about how much you bought it for. Body price is swinging between 68 to 72 in the last 5 days, which is expected to stabilize below 70 in a week's time. Right now I am seriously thinking about D300s, but not in a hurry to get one at the highest range.

Anyone selling for half prize ?
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sold off my 70-300 Tamron Non IS and exchanged for Nikkor 55-200 VR both Grey. Though have not shot much with new lens but initial impression is not very good. Pics are not really sharp at extreme ends and there is visible noise at low light

Honestly Tamron was much sharper at good light
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