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Old 17th February 2009, 10:55   #436
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The Oly 420 kit is your best bet. The others will be a little bit over 25K (say 30K).
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Thanks Navinji. I have read reviews about canon 1000D and Nikon D40 and D40x

Havent read much about the Oly.. Can you pls throw some light on this cam. I guess I wont compromise just for 4-5k.. Only if this cam's picture clearity is comaprable to the canon/nikon will go for this.
I usually go on weekend trips with my friends and will use the cam mainly for this..

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I have not used the Oly DSLRs. I think Samurai is an Oly user so maybe you can PM him.
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Thanks Navinji. I have read reviews about canon 1000D and Nikon D40 and D40x

Havent read much about the Oly.. Can you pls throw some light on this cam. I guess I wont compromise just for 4-5k.. Only if this cam's picture clearity is comaprable to the canon/nikon will go for this.
I usually go on weekend trips with my friends and will use the cam mainly for this..
IIRC, the Olympus with its smaller sensor size is not likely to give the picture quality of Canon/Nikon. Further, availability of lenses and service centres will be better in the case of the latter two. 1000D + 18-55IS & if possible 55-250IS too will be the better choice in the entry level.
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Can anyone let me know where can I get the Tamron 18-270 in India?
In Bangalore, Jayesh Mehta of Fotocircle can get you Tamron stuff.
Yesterday my friend picked up a Tamron 17-50 f2.8 from him.

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Havent read much about the Oly.. Can you pls throw some light on this cam. I guess I wont compromise just for 4-5k.. Only if this cam's picture clearity is comaprable to the canon/nikon will go for this.
I usually go on weekend trips with my friends and will use the cam mainly for this..
Samurai is the Oly expert but from what I'd been told - if you are going to do a lot of indoors or low light photography, the Olympus is not the right solution for you.
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Havent read much about the Oly.. Can you pls throw some light on this cam. I guess I wont compromise just for 4-5k.. Only if this cam's picture clearity is comaprable to the canon/nikon will go for this.
It is not as simple as that. Any dSLR in the current market can give you way way more image quality than most of us amatuers can handle. Therefore, comparing dSLRs by image quality doesn't make sense.

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IIRC, the Olympus with its smaller sensor size is not likely to give the picture quality of Canon/Nikon.
That is just FUD.

The Pros of Olympus E-system:
  • Best kits lenses across all dSLRs
  • Best feature set among entry level dSLRs
  • Very much VFM for entry level dSLRs
  • Standard lenses (wide/tele/normal) are very good and cheap

The Cons of Olympus E-System:
  • Limited sales/service support in India
  • Almost no resale value in India due to low market share
  • Noise at high ISO compared to competitors
  • Gets expensive if you want to buy pro quality lenses.

Since I have owned Olympus dSLRs since 3 years, I can tell you this. If you are planning to eventually spend 2 lakhs or more on body + lens in the next few years, stick to Canon or Nikon. But if you don't have big plans, your budget won't stretch beyond 1 lakh in the next few years, then do consider Olympus among your choice.
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@samurai... whats the widest lens available for Olympus system?
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Samurai is the Oly expert but from what I'd been told - if you are going to do a lot of indoors or low light photography, the Olympus is not the right solution for you.
But E-3 is the exception to that rule. See this: https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/trave...-art-form.html

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@samurai... whats the widest lens available for Olympus system?
The 7-11mm lens, this lens is so good, even top professionals who use Canon & Nikon buy an Olympus body in order to use this lens. It is expensive though at $1500.

wrotniak.net: Zuiko Digital 7-14 mm F/4

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But E-3 is the exception to that rule. See this:
Yes, but E3 is not for the amateur/beginner - only for the Samurai
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Yes, but E3 is not for the amateur/beginner - only for the Samurai
But I am an amateur too, only Rudra is the real pro around here.

Meanwhile Olympus has a cheaper alternative to E-3, it is supposedly as good as E-3 except for the weather seal and ruggedness.

wrotniak.net: E-30 by Olympus, a Technical Review and Reference
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It is not as simple as that. Any dSLR in the current market can give you way way more image quality than most of us amatuers can handle. Therefore, comparing dSLRs by image quality doesn't make sense.

That is just FUD.

The Pros of Olympus E-system:
  • Best kits lenses across all dSLRs
  • Best feature set among entry level dSLRs
  • Very much VFM for entry level dSLRs
  • Standard lenses (wide/tele/normal) are very good and cheap

The Cons of Olympus E-System:
  • Limited sales/service support in India
  • Almost no resale value in India due to low market share
  • Noise at high ISO compared to competitors
  • Gets expensive if you want to buy pro quality lenses.

Since I have owned Olympus dSLRs since 3 years, I can tell you this. If you are planning to eventually spend 2 lakhs or more on body + lens in the next few years, stick to Canon or Nikon. But if you don't have big plans, your budget won't stretch beyond 1 lakh in the next few years, then do consider Olympus among your choice.

Hey thanks.. Thats a perfect review one can ask for,.. and BTW.. great pics!!!
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In Bangalore, Jayesh Mehta of Fotocircle can get you Tamron stuff.
Yesterday my friend picked up a Tamron 17-50 f2.8 from him.

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I am in Delhi? Would he be able to ship it to me? Can you please PM me his contact number?
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I am in Delhi? Would he be able to ship it to me? Can you please PM me his contact number?
I think you are better off buying in Delhi, check with Suman, tsk or GD.
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Hey guys!

I think I have just bitten by the LBA bug!
Added a third lens to my collection: the SMC Pentax-A 50MM 1:1.7

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This lens was last manufactured in 1989, so I am sure it must be more than 20 years old. That's one of the reasons why I bought the Pentax K200D - its compatibility with all vintage lenses. I won an auction for this lens from eBay for 42 with the original lens covers, a Skylight filter and a nice leather Vivitar Cover. The condition is excellent, both optically and mechanically. The only drawback with using these old lenses is that there is no AF, but that's something I can live with!

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Playing with the lens after it got delivered.

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Brooding street lamps.

I have clicked some more over the weekend. The potraits from this lens are amazing but the very shallow DOF and MF is taking some time getting used to!

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Guys,
I need to clean my SLR sensor, where can I buy the blower for that? or is there a better home remedy?
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