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Old 8th June 2010, 18:19   #4186
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I recently came across this site,
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Is there something similar available in Bombay where they hold workshops? Guys please post it here if there is. Very interesting stuff.
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Old 8th June 2010, 21:14   #4187
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Yep. You're right. I had got a call from Jayanth as I had expressed interest in a particular lens. Actually, elephas won't be renting lenses out and all rentals will be done through Toehold (which btw is a pvt ltd company). I think it's a very very good initiative by Sudhir and Jayanth. I am planning to go to one of their photo tours. Let's see, let the funds flow in .
Veeresh, yeah ToeHold seems to be promising specially with ownership and guidance of Jayanth and Sudhir [and 2 other learned gents]. I saw your testimonial on BPC homepage too

I'd love to be a part of African photo tour too, but yeah, far in the future, not immediately.

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Sudhir had brainstormed this idea in this very thread, I am surprised none of you remember that.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadge...ml#post1242527
Samurai, no I hadn't noticed Sudhir's post nor did I even know he was a member. I hadn't been accessing the DSLR thread since that long, maybe that's why it didn't catch my attention. Thanks for pointing; Sudhir and Jayanth now seem to be already implementing that business plan.

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Ajay, the workshops conducted by Jayanth is a 'must' kind for those who are trying to explore this field. I attended in May 2010 and it helped me a lot in my perspective towards things. What I have heard and noted in the workshop takes atleast 6 months to practice in the field as I am still a learner. He doesnt believe in field experiments on workshop days (as I too agree to the same) because it kills the theory time in a big way. Even a 2 full day session is not enough for learning the theory.
Shaju, I agree. I've been wanting to join this course since March '10, but something kept coming in the way, every month. I've finally got a good cam now and also managed to register for this month's batch [19th/20th].

Hoping to learn a great deal and practice over the coming months, so I can possibly improve my skills to that of a good photographer.
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Old 8th June 2010, 23:07   #4188
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I saw your testimonial on BPC homepage too
My testimonial? Err.. I don't think I have written any there! Sorry for going OT.
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Old 9th June 2010, 14:10   #4189
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My testimonial? Err.. I don't think I have written any there! Sorry for going OT.
HW, I thought the testimonial on this page [http://www.bangalorephotographyclub.com/workshops.html] was actually by you. Sorry if it isn't.

The DSLR Thread-veerest-testimonial_bpc-photo-course.jpg

Sorry for the OT discussion too.
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Old 9th June 2010, 15:08   #4190
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Ajay, I think there are more than 1000 guys in Bangalore in the same name ! By the way, HW attended workshop conducted by Kalyan Varma if my understanding is correct.
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Old 10th June 2010, 12:57   #4191
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Today I'm going to add the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED in my kit. It is costing 81k in the grey.

24~70

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Will be bidding good-bye to the AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 that came with my F-801 in 1988.

35~70

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And also will be going the AF-S Zoom-Nikkor ED 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF DX

18~135

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Both these lenses served me well all these years without any complaint. Sincy I shall be upgrading sometime in future to a FX camera, I thought that I as well enhance my kit with FX lenses and rather not have DX lens. Though the 35~70 is a FX lens, but is not fast and employs the screw drive AF system, which is noisy..

Now my kit would consist of D300, 70~300 & the 24~70.

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Old 10th June 2010, 13:09   #4192
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Ajay, I think there are more than 1000 guys in Bangalore in the same name ! By the way, HW attended workshop conducted by Kalyan Varma if my understanding is correct.
Which is the better workshop? One by Kalyan or one by Sudhir and Team? Any idea?
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Old 11th June 2010, 14:30   #4193
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Reference my post#: 4202, here are the first random shots taken with my 24~70 F/2.8 with the exif info.

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ExposureTime : 1/10 Sec
FNumber : F2.8
ExposureProgram : Aperture Priority
DateTimeOriginal : 2010:06:10 16:30:01
ExposureBiasValue : EV0.0
MaxApertureValue : F2.8
MeteringMode : Division
Flash : Not fired
FocalLength : 44.00(mm)

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ExposureTime : 1/15 Sec
FNumber : F2.8
ExposureProgram : Aperture Priority
DateTimeOriginal : 2010:06:11 08:09:08
ExposureBiasValue : EV0.0
MaxApertureValue : F2.8
MeteringMode : Division
Flash : Not fired
FocalLength : 66.00(mm)

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Got it , loving it .
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Today I'm going to add the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED in my kit. It is costing 81k in the grey.
81K !! That's too much for a lens
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Well thats the premium you pay for the best glass.
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Old 13th June 2010, 17:09   #4197
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An old saying - if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. Good lenses, and especially Nikkor, cost a bomb.

Just to give you an idea:

14~24 F/2.8 - 83K
70~200 F/2.8 - 1.10L

The second one is in my radar. Sometime, conditions permitting, I shall exchange my 70~300 for the 70~200...
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81K !! That's too much for a lens
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Which is the better workshop? One by Kalyan or one by Sudhir and Team? Any idea?
Both trainers might have a fan-club following religiously, so I have no clue about which one is better. I have gone for Jayanth's workshop and it covered everything what I wanted to know about. I personally hate the idea of going to the field on a training day wasting over 3 to 4 hours instead of learning more theory in that time and practice it by self for the coming months.

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Got it , loving it .
Oh buddy you jumped before me !! Although I was supposed to pick up one 7 days back, I am yet to get it, thanks to my excess workload and nobody at the shop keen to do the delivery to my place. Please mention the price you paid and the shop.

GD, congrats on the 24-70, its a PRO workhorse everyone dreams to own coupled with the 70-200.
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81K !! That's too much for a lens
Good thing about great lenses is that they don't depreciate much. In fact, they might even appreciate, especially Niikon lenses (Nikon is notorious for having supply problems). I am lusting after 24/1.4
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Oh buddy you jumped before me !! Although I was supposed to pick up one 7 days back, I am yet to get it, thanks to my excess workload and nobody at the shop keen to do the delivery to my place. Please mention the price you paid and the shop.
Shaju,
I was at Jayesh's on saturday and I kinda helped a person make his choice between D90 and 550D. He ended up buying a D90+18-105VR+50mm f1.8+8 GB Extreme III for 60k (with warranty). The D90 with 18-105 was quote for about 51k (with warranty). And I ended up buying another sonia receiver, Hoya CPL, softbox, flash bracket and an optical receiver. Sigh.
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