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Old 15th June 2010, 15:15   #4216
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Right now I am going to start hunting for 55-250 lenses. Anyone know any place I can ge tit for cheap in Chennai? I am looking at Sigma lenses.
The canon 55-250 lens is regarded better than the sigma ones. Typically the canon 55-250 lens cost around 12k.
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Old 15th June 2010, 16:31   #4217
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Quick question -

About me: I am new to DSLR, but learn everything, No use of auto mode, still I do not consider myself expert in DSLR photography.

Now the question - I have Canon 400D with 18-55 non IS lense. I thought of buying the ZOOM lense, not very expensive but value for money. I would like to go with Canon lense. After doing some search, I found Canon 55-250 IS lense for 225 EUR. Please suggest me, if my decesion is right.
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Old 15th June 2010, 16:45   #4218
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..... I found Canon 55-250 IS lense for 225 EUR. Please suggest me, if my decesion is right.
Go for it!! I understand the prices are a bit high in the Europe especially in Germany.
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Old 15th June 2010, 17:08   #4219
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The canon 55-250 lens is regarded better than the sigma ones. Typically the canon 55-250 lens cost around 12k.
I think the prices have gone down. It's about 10.5k now.

I have been seeing samples from some Zeiss lenses on POTN and man, I think I'll skip the L lenses and jump to Zeiss directly. I can live with MF .
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I have been seeing samples from some Zeiss lenses on POTN and man, I think I'll skip the L lenses and jump to Zeiss directly. I can live with MF .
Welcome to MF bandwagon then .

A fellow member of Hyderabad Photography Club on flickr did the same. Sold of his L lens and bought the Zeiss lens. You can read his saga here:
Flickr: Discussing [LENS REVIEW] Zeiss ZE 100/2 Makro Planar in Hyderabad Photography Club (HPC)
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Welcome to MF bandwagon then .

A fellow member of Hyderabad Photography Club on flickr did the same. Sold of his L lens and bought the Zeiss lens. You can read his saga here:
Flickr: Discussing [LENS REVIEW] Zeiss ZE 100/2 Makro Planar in Hyderabad Photography Club (HPC)
Thanks buddy. I have already moved to MF a month back. Bought Canon FD bellows + 50mm f3.5 + 25mm ext tube. Still haven't tried this beast to it's full potential. Will be doing it this weekend. And man, those ZE lenses are uber expensive, I need to find a rich gf
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Thanks buddy. I have already moved to MF a month back. Bought Canon FD bellows + 50mm f3.5 + 25mm ext tube. Still haven't tried this beast to it's full potential. Will be doing it this weekend. And man, those ZE lenses are uber expensive, I need to find a rich gf
Hi Hellwrath,

Can you please explain what are you guys discussing here, is it anything to do with Zoom lense ?
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Old 15th June 2010, 21:02   #4223
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Go for it!! I understand the prices are a bit high in the Europe especially in Germany.
Thanks for the reponse, that means it is the best zoom lense for me for my Canon 400d in that price range ?
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Old 15th June 2010, 21:27   #4224
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Suggestion needed guys! So I stepped into the world of photography and am learning the ropes. Current gear is Nikon D5000 + the 18-55 VR kit lens and the Nikon 35mm/1.8.

The other day while roaming around in a park, I ran into multiple situations where a longer range lens was warranted and I had none! Hence the question:

The most logical (and economical) addition to my current gear would be the Nikon 55-200 VR. Its light, cheap (unfortunately wrt build too) and gives me a decent focal length. Costs about CAD 280.

The other one is is the Nikon 70-300 VR. Its a popular lens and has a definite fan following. Downside is that its about $250 more than the 55-200. I do get 50% more zoom range and a much better build but its also big and heavy.

The third option would be to get a walkaround lens so that I do not have to change lenses that often. The example would be a Tamaron 18-270. It costs about the same as the Nikon 70-300 but suffers a bit optically due to a longer supported focal range.

What do you think would be the most logical addition to a learner's camera bag?
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Current gear is Nikon D5000 + the 18-55 VR kit lens and the Nikon 35mm/1.8.

The most logical (and economical) addition to my current gear would be the Nikon 55-200 VR...The other one is is the Nikon 70-300 VR.
If I could afford it I'd go with the 70-300. Then one day when you can afford it I'd trade the 18-55 in for the 18-105. This way you will have a little overlap so you dont have to change lenses too often.
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Suggestion needed guys! So I stepped into the world of photography and am learning the ropes. Current gear is Nikon D5000 + the 18-55 VR kit lens and the Nikon 35mm/1.8.

The other day while roaming around in a park, I ran into multiple situations where a longer range lens was warranted and I had none! Hence the question:

The most logical (and economical) addition to my current gear would be the Nikon 55-200 VR. Its light, cheap (unfortunately wrt build too) and gives me a decent focal length. Costs about CAD 280.

The other one is is the Nikon 70-300 VR. Its a popular lens and has a definite fan following. Downside is that its about $250 more than the 55-200. I do get 50% more zoom range and a much better build but its also big and heavy.

The third option would be to get a walkaround lens so that I do not have to change lenses that often. The example would be a Tamaron 18-270. It costs about the same as the Nikon 70-300 but suffers a bit optically due to a longer supported focal range.

What do you think would be the most logical addition to a learner's camera bag?
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If I could afford it I'd go with the 70-300. Then one day when you can afford it I'd trade the 18-55 in for the 18-105. This way you will have a little overlap so you dont have to change lenses too often.

While I agree with everything what Navin mentioned, would like to deviate a little. Currently you have D5000 and if your interest in photography increases and sustains, then surely you will someday go in for a FX camera. Keeping that in view, your 18~55 is a DX lens and the 35mm f/1.8 is a FX lens and bloody fast one too.

If affordable, go for the 70~300 which is a FX lens and hive off the 18~55. Your 35 mm should enable you to do most of your work, while the 70~300 would take care of distant objects/subjects.

18~105 too is DX lens, hence I would not reccommend.
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While I agree with everything what Navin mentioned, would like to deviate a little. Currently you have D5000 and if your interest in photography increases and sustains, then surely you will someday go in for a FX camera. Keeping that in view, your 18~55 is a DX lens and the 35mm f/1.8 is a FX lens and bloody fast one too.

If affordable, go for the 70~300 which is a FX lens and hive off the 18~55. Your 35 mm should enable you to do most of your work, while the 70~300 would take care of distant objects/subjects.

18~105 too is DX lens, hence I would not reccommend.
Sorry but 35mm f1.8 G is a DX lens but 35mm f2 D is a FX lens.
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One more quick question from my side

Option 1: Canon 18-55 NON IS + 55-250 IS
Option 2: Tamron 18-250 (Trade off Canon 18-55)

Please suggest.
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Option 1: Canon 18-55 NON IS + 55-250 IS
Option 2: Tamron 18-250 (Trade off Canon 18-55)
Does Tamron has IS equivalent, if not IMHO 55-250 canon with IS is much better option. Canon 55-250 is a wonderful lens

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The other day while roaming around in a park, I ran into multiple situations where a longer range lens was warranted and I had none! Hence the question:
@mohit,
what exactly you were trying to shoot in park? I have 55-200mm Nikkor but feels handicapped while birding. So, if you are into bird photography, go ahead with 300mm with eyes closed! That's the minimum needed for birding IMHO.
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Finally I got some spare time to pick up the D90 body, ML-L3 remote and a sandisk extreme 8GB card from Jayesh. Total damage = 38k. There are plenty of settings to play around in a D90, hopefully it should keep me happy for over an year. I already tried the built-in flash commander mode with my SB600 successfully and the live-view settings for the upcoming macro experiments. Overall happy and feel the choice is not wrong at all. A test shot of my virtual fishtank .
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