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Old 21st July 2010, 13:03   #4516
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a better buy..

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Should I get a Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED after selling my 18-55 VR?
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Old 21st July 2010, 13:14   #4517
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Should I get a Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED after selling my 18-55 VR?
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a better buy..
and supplement this 18-105 with the 70-300VR to get almost birding reach.
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Old 21st July 2010, 15:45   #4518
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Congrats Ketan. You'll get your bag along with the welcome kit for canon edge. You don't have to do anything apart from registering at canon edge. It will take some time though. I got mine after about 2 months and my friend after around 4 months (his was a 7d and the welcome kit was different).
I suggest you wait 3-4 weeks and then call the canon edge customer care to get an updated status.
Agree with you, but i guess what is happening is, they do not ship the welcome kit if you do not call up the helpdesk and give your details after a couple of weeks. Whoever follows up gets the preference. I waited for 2 months before calling up. Once i called up and gave my details, i got the kit in 2 days flat and they profusely apologised.
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Thank you NFS. I paid 44.5K for the kit. I shall call the helpdesk to find out more.
ketan - I thought you would have got a better price than that.
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ketan - I thought you would have got a better price than that.
He probably purchased white goods instead of gray.
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Old 21st July 2010, 16:53   #4521
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Default Nikon 70-300 VR II and Tamron 90mm 1:1 up for grab

Thought of posting here after reading some comments on the Nikon 70-300 VR. I am actually reviving my DSLR bag this month. Following are up for sale (put in the classifieds too), so if anyone here interested, PM me, I always love to hand over my babies to someone I know or who would interact with me at a later stage.

Nikon 70-300 VR II f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED (used 4 or 5 times, less than 3 months old)
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 (SP AF Di Macro), cute, sleek, powerful 1:1 macro lens and a perfect portrait lens (less than 2 months old)

Hopefully I will update here with details of my new lenses, mostly Sigma 150mm f/2.8 and Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 with 2x teleconverter.
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Old 21st July 2010, 17:37   #4522
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I told you the other day put your money on the 18-105mm VR. Its sharp at 100mm which is not the case with the 18-135mm.

Else go for the Sigma 17-70 mm F2.8-4 DC Macro or the Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 .
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a better buy..
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and supplement this 18-105 with the 70-300VR to get almost birding reach.
Thanks guys! Will get the 18-105 later then.
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Old 21st July 2010, 18:16   #4523
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He probably purchased white goods instead of gray.
I got it with 2years mfg warranty, I wish I got a better deal
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Ok, I have been on the look-out for a dSLR for sometime and I am newbie at this. Although I do love to take photographs (mostly nature/landscapes of the mighty Sahyadris when I go hiking - or wildlife which is fast turning into another obsession). I am looking at an entry level camera.

Sorry if this has been asked earlier/answered -
How about the new Nikon D3000 with 18-55 kit-lens? I would also need a larger zoom lens (say 70-300, 55-200 please correct me if I'm wrong). So what are the best options considering what I like to shoot, ease of use/experimentation and my budget.

Theoretically I can spend more, but I would like to start at the bottom and if this hobby grows (I have taken tonnes of photos with a P&S over the last 5/6 years but now I feel the need for something more flexible, powerful and better overall - this was painfully obvious earlier in May when I was in Corbett) I can invest more as I go along (this is what I did when I bought my guitar - started with a newbie one and then graduated to better equipment). A budding photographer friend of mine adviced me to go grey and get a higher end camera but I'm usually not too comfortable w/o B&W on expensive items hence the need to keep the price down (but with B&W).

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After all these days and months of running around, I am stuck with the smallest and silliest thing in the accessories to make a full use of things what I have in my DSLR bag. So, if anyone has a spare or knows the place to get one, please let me know. Its called tripod screw converter or the Reducer Bushing. I am attaching a pic below. I already called up few places, but so far no luck. Its available online through amazon and such sites, costing US$2 to US$5 but not worth paying the shipping.
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How about 2.3$ with free shipping
1/4" to 3/8" Convert Screw Adapter for Tripod & Monopod - eBay (item 230418439272 end time Jul-29-10 02:14:09 PDT)

Search for "Tripod screw" on ebay.com
All you need is a paypal account, and patience to wait for 2 weeks after ordering.
Hope that fixes your problem....
Now my problem...
I have a question regarding resale value of lenses. Normally if a Canon non L lens is available brand new 10,000rs in grey market, how much should I expect for the same lens when I am selling it(the lens is around 3.5 years old)
What is the approximate depreciation.
The best offer I have got is aorund 6K, but I am wondering whether I should hold. Or do non L lenses have a poor resale value?

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Hi... I am new to DSLR photography, wanted buy a DSLR one for sometime now, was looking around and found couple of used ones...

One is in T-Bhp Classified Team-BHP Classifieds - DSLR Olympus E-500 D Evolt with 14-45mm Lens and accessories - Powered by PhotoPost Classifieds. ...

Which one should i go for? both of them say they are selling for upgrades.
dunno if you have already bought something, but Olympus is one of the hidden gems among the DSLRs- somehow in India DSLRs=Canikon, ignoring some brilliant and VFM stuff from Pentax. Probably has to got to do with the Brand and service centers.
I would recommend Olympus cameras- IQ wise, there is very little to separate DSLrs at similar price points (though at >ISO 800, Oly has a disadvantage in terms of noise). The entry level lenses of olympus are really really good..though the classic, cheap nifty-fifty is absent in Olympus and pentax.

Another big plus point is the ruggedness of the thing- I have an E510, which has survived sea, sand, snow and countless 4-5 feet drops- after three years the only thing that seems to have conked off is the AF point illuminators..
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Tanveer thanks for your time, sadly it doesnt work that easy. Check the pic below:
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Now about your issue: best way to judge the value is to go to a shop that deals with used lenses. They are the best to tell you whats the maximum possible offer for a used lens. I dont think anybody else will be able to track the value of things as we are just busy using them. I heard you get things cheaper in Delhi even for brand new lenses, so used one will definitely get a hit too.
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After all these days and months of running around, I am stuck with the smallest and silliest thing in the accessories to make a full use of things what I have in my DSLR bag. So, if anyone has a spare or knows the place to get one, please let me know. Its called tripod screw converter or the Reducer Bushing. I am attaching a pic below. I already called up few places, but so far no luck. Its available online through amazon and such sites, costing US$2 to US$5 but not worth paying the shipping.
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Call up Rony from ProPix and he should have it, I picked up one for my Velbon from him. The ball head I picked up wouldn't sit in the tripod and had to find the screw converter. Luckily Rony had it and it costed something like 250 bucks.
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Thanks guys! Will get the 18-105 later then.
I am also planning to move to 18-105, replacing by kit 18-55
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