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Old 19th June 2010, 12:47   #4261
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How much does this cost?
The EOS 500D with 18-200 EF IS lens KIT cost me 74k from jjmehta last year around the same time.
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Old 19th June 2010, 12:57   #4262
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I know you didn't ask me, but I can't resist answering.
I am glad that you could not stop yourself from posting.

So now it is the EPL1 + Kit lens (14 to 42) and an E3 followed by the 9-18mm F/4-5.6 at $700.

Now with the E3 do I need the kit lens(14 to 42mm) at all? and what is the E3 priced at? Also would the E3 & the 9-18 (any model no.) mount directly on to the camera or do I need an adaptor as mentioned in HellwratH's response.

Samurai, yes a pit indeed and it seems I am dragging you along for the ride a second time around.
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Old 19th June 2010, 13:49   #4263
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Why do you want to both EPL1 and E3? The recommended main lens for E3 is 12-60mm, the pro models don't come kit lenses. I bought the E3 at $1700, now it is available at $1000 on Amazon.com, for Olympus is notorious for dropping prices drastically after a year. Really drives early buyers crazy.
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Samurai,

My mistake, I thought the E3 is the designation for the lens that you mentioned alongside. OK, So the choices are EPL1 + kit lens OR the E3 + the 12~60 mm lens. Just saw the E3 and the lens on the Olympus web site. This is a big camera and beats my initial requirement of a small body.

Since I am only looking to have a leisurely swim before jumping in at the deep end, I am going to go in for the EPL1 camera with the kit lens for now and in an years time if I am still carrying it around with me (read using it enough), I will gladly dole out the $3~4K odd for the E3 + the 12~60 mm and the 9~18 mm too along with any other required accessories.

Trust that I will continue to benefit from your continued inputs.
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Old 19th June 2010, 16:20   #4265
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It's an entry level kit I have and last 5 years, worked like a charm.
Here's a photo I took with my d-slr.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...orama-copy.jpg
Very nice picture.

I have always been using a normal digital camera (right now its a cybershot). I had a Canon SLR (the old film-based model) which I have not been using for ages (the last snap the poor thing must have taken would have been 10 years back!!) The SLR is with a complete set of lenses.

Is it possible to use the same set of lenses on a DSLR?

I am not keen to invest too much money into a DSLR. So how much would a basic set cost for an amateur? And what should be the ideal specs? (mind you I am a baby as far as photography is concerned )
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It's an entry level kit I have and last 5 years, worked like a charm.
Here's a photo I took with my d-slr.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...orama-copy.jpg
Very nice picture. Which is the location?

I have always been using a normal digital camera (right now its a cybershot). I had a Canon SLR (the old film-based model) which I have not been using for ages (the last snap the poor thing must have taken would have been 10 years back!!) The SLR is with a complete set of lenses.

Is it possible to use the same set of lenses on a DSLR?

I am not keen to invest too much money into a DSLR. So how much would a basic set cost for an amateur? And what should be the ideal specs? (mind you I am a baby as far as photography is concerned )
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Old 19th June 2010, 19:02   #4267
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Im looking to buy my first DSLR and im on a budget, should i go for the 1000D ?
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Since I am only looking to have a leisurely swim before jumping in at the deep end, I am going to go in for the EPL1 camera with the kit lens for now and in an years time if I am still carrying it around with me (read using it enough), I will gladly dole out the $3~4K odd for the E3 + the 12~60 mm and the 9~18 mm too along with any other required accessories.
E3 is indeed a heavy camera, I bought it because I wanted a weather proof camera gear for offroad photography. You may never have to buy it, the EVIL camera might give you all you want.

You can use the 12-60mm with EPL1 too. So focus on EPL1 + kit lens and may be m4/3 9-18mm. But these are not weather-proof though.

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that I will continue to benefit from your continued inputs.
No problem man, hardly anyone ever asks about 4/3 system in this thread. Will be glad to help you out.
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Old 19th June 2010, 22:58   #4269
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Guys,

PLEASE HELP!

I am looking to buy my DSLR (Finally, finance is arranged somewhat!!!). Problem is, I have a maximum budget of around 40k, and i am not sure what would be the best way to spend it. Please help with your suggestions.

Current Equipment-

Canon Powershot S5IS.

Requirements

General photography
Cars & bikes.
Landscapes.
Macro (Possible in this budget? I doubt it! Will have to use the S5IS for that, i suppose! ).
Next upgrade will be after 2 years. Hence, i need to hang on to these equipments only for the next 2 years!

(My flickr link- Favourites - a set on Flickr )

Choices.

1. Canon 550D kit.

Would love to get one! I can imagine how it would feel in my hands. Problem is, it is absolutely at the edge of my budget, and i wont be able to buy any other lenses!

2. Canon 450D + Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens.

450D is old. I know its down on specs as well. But i think its better in IQ than the 500D that replaced it? With the 18-135IS, i get a lens which would be much better at handling everyday situations.

3. Canon 1000D + Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Lens + Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

I get a lens that is good for potraits + a 'good' zoom lens. Or should i get the 18-55 IS instead of the 50mm? (kit lens is non- IS).

4. Canon 1000D + Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens.

Easy to use, and covers most situations.

5. Nikons- Prefer canon since i have one AND mainly because they dont sport in-built motors. But open to buying them, if they are a better deal. Not going outside canikon. (Better brands may be there, but playing safe!)

Is option 2 better, or am I stupid in considering the old 450D?
Decided on Canon 1000D + kit lens 18-55 + Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Lens + Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS + Tripod + 8gb card + bag.

Need suggestions on a few things.
  • Should i change the kit lens 18-55 to 18-55 IS lens? Since i have 50mm as well?
  • Good tripod within 2k?
  • Is 4GB enough for 1000D, or 8GB is needed? Please suggest a good card.
Thanks in advance.

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Old 19th June 2010, 23:37   #4270
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Need suggestions on a few things.
  • Should i change the kit lens 18-55 to 18-55 IS lens? Since i have 50mm as well?
  • Good tripod within 2k?
  • Is 4GB enough for 1000D, or 8GB is needed? Please suggest a good card.
Thanks in advance.
1. Yes. the IS is a much better lens
2. under 2K (aka $50) maybe a Velbon, Vanguard or SunPak
3. 8GB Extreme III is what I use on my 40D.

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Old 20th June 2010, 01:07   #4271
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I bought a pentax ist dl in year 2005. It's been over 5 years now and my cam's been going real strong. Not a single issue.
I initially had a manual slr (mz 50) which came with a pentax lens. I also had a tamron telephoto lens (70 - 210) with my old camera and that prompted me to upgrade to a pentax DSLR, which came with the lens you see in the pic you've posted. Plus I bought a Sigma 10 - 20 wide angle over it.
It's an entry level kit I have and last 5 years, worked like a charm.
Here's a photo I took with my d-slr.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...orama-copy.jpg

Yet to see the review link you've posted. But this is my general feedback on pentax as I've been using Pentax since last 15 years!
thanks a ton for the words sir.. would definitely go for the pentax then
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Can anyone help me good camera shops in delhi ? I need to sell off old lenses and upgrade.

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Hi,

The pics on this flicker link , were they shot using your Canon Powershot S5IS ?

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1. Yes. the IS is a much better lens
2. under 2K (aka $50) maybe a Velbon, Vanguard or SunPak
3. 8GB Extreme III is what I use on my 40D.
1. OK. IS it is then. Hope the whole stuff wont exceed 40k by much. Here is my expectation-
Canon 1000D kit- 21k.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Lens - 5k.
Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS Lens- 11k.
Vanguard tripod- 2.2k.
National geographic bag- 1k.

8GB Extreme III - ?
18-55 IS in exchange for kit lens- ?

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Hi,
The pics on this flicker link , were they shot using your Canon Powershot S5IS ?
-Fillmore
Yes Fillmore.

Have some accesories added though. Sonia close up lenses, Hoya circular polarizer + UV filter. And the good old roll film case (?) as flash diffuser.

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Hello All,

I am finally contemplating the idea of buying a DSLR. I am not a hobbyist, I shoot at family functions and also vacations, few pics taken here and there when an opportunity strikes. I want to get a good camera that will last me a few years, even if the hobbyist in me wakes up. I am currently using a Canon SX110 IS. My options here in Germany are as follows.

1. Nikon D3000 Fatbox Kit + Nikkor 18–55 mm 1:3,5–5,6 G AF-S DX VR Zoom for €333. Also included original Nikon Camera Bag and 2GB Nikon SD card.

2. Canon EOS 1000D with Canon 18-55 and Canon 75-300 lens for €449

3. Canon EOS 450D with Canon 18-55 and Canon 75-300 lens for €599

4. Nikon D3000 kit + DX18-55 and 55-200 lens for €399

5. D 5000 Body + Tamron AF 18–200mm F/3,5–6,3 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO Lens for €555

6. Pentax k-x with kit lens for around €550

I am not willing to spend more than €550 for now. The Nikon D3000 offer (first option) is very tempting, but I am not sure if I would end up with less gear later (like missing the Live View). I am looking for a single lens to take care of most of my shooting situations. Because of this reason I am keen on the D5000 with the Tamron lens. Both have not so bad reviews. Would this be a wise choice?

Can someone comment on whether the Pentax is worth all the hype heard about it in the US market? If so I can now buy it with the kit lens and buy another all purpose (almost) lens later.

I also want to know that discarding the cheaper D3000 and the 1000D are wise options. Or else could I buy the 1000D body only and then buy the Canon 18-200 lens. Would the 1000D take care of most of my photo needs, even though I would miss the video mode.

Requesting the gurus to please advise. Thanks in advance

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