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Old 13th August 2010, 14:22   #4726
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...My suggestion, get the lens as soon you get there and then roam around the city and explore the new lens...
Yes I was thinking of the same thing, because I will get 24 hours to play with the new lens to find any front focus or rear focus issues that are reported in many forums. We will be missing your smiling face throughout , Anil will tag along.

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It's out of stock at most places, but Jayesh has one piece (Canon mount). You may want to check with him. It should cost about 26-28k.
Thanks HellwratH, BTW Which do you suggest?

I need one for Nikon Mount, few days back when i had inquired he said 31k for Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 fixed.

I don't know about the Tokina.

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Here's the detailed review on Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens:

Its a great value for money compared to Tokina 10-16 f2.8 and ofcourse the much longer focal range will surely help in less lens interchange:

Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens Review: 4. Conclusion & samples: Digital Photography Review
Thanks asif for the review link. I have zeroed on Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM & Tokina 10-16 f2.8. So i am not keen on Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM though its 4k lesser.

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The Canon 10-22 is a far better lens and not that much more than a Tokina besides the Canon will hold value far better.

Some moons back I also debated about teh Tokina 11-16 impressed by it's fixed f/2.8 spec and da-ol'-man (Rudra-da) advised me to try the Canon in the real world. Canon won.
I am looking out for Nikon Mount.

Canon 10-22 lens is better.


Rudra Sir any help ?
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Old 13th August 2010, 14:49   #4728
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Are we allowed to carry one extra bag other than our laptop bags? I was of the impression that only one bag laptop or not is allowed.
Strictly by rule only one peace of cabin baggage with in specified dimensions weighing up to 7 Kg.

Usually Indian carriers (Jet , AI , Kingfisher) are most lenient , Also Lufthansa, United , BA are lenient in allowing 1 Laptop + 1 cabin bag and do not insist on weighing the cabin bag as long as it is not very large.

East Asian Airlines ( ANA , Korean Air , Asiana , JAL) are most stingy in my experience.

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Anyway, Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM II could be in my bag on Saturday. Eventually I have chosen the 'budget way' to go ahead, ignoring the Nikon VRII. Drive to Chennai this weekend will have multi-targets as of now. Thanks to everyone whoever has given a tip or two about the choices. It really helped. Will update more about it on Monday.

Here is the lens:
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Nice !! How much did you pay for it ?

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Here's the detailed review on Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens:

Its a great value for money compared to Tokina 10-16 f2.8 and ofcourse the much longer focal range will surely help in less lens interchange:

Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens Review: 4. Conclusion & samples: Digital Photography Review
Too many bad copies available in the market. Mount it on your camera, run a thorough test and only then pay for one.
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Thanks HellwratH, BTW Which do you suggest?
I hardly shoot Wide, hardly as in have tried it only 4-5 times. I love that lens, it's amazing. But yes, as Navin suggeted Canon is a better deal.
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Nice !! How much did you pay for it ?
Too many bad copies available in the market. Mount it on your camera, run a thorough test and only then pay for one.
Its quoted 38k few days back (Sathya, Chennai), but looks like prices are gone slightly higher, will try to get it for the same what was quoted to me.

My choice of UWA is the Sigma 10-20 f/3.5 without doubt, considering the crop factor of a DX body. Had gone through too many user reviews on Tokina, Tamron, Sigma UWA versions. As of now, I should be more than happy with my 18-50 for all my similar experiments. I haven't got any special interest for landscapes so far. So better stick to bugs, flower and flies .

If anybody wants to go really wide, Sigma has launched a new lens 8-16mm 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM - Wide Angle Zoom Lenses - SigmaPhoto.com
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I hardly shoot Wide, hardly as in have tried it only 4-5 times. I love that lens, it's amazing. But yes, as Navin suggeted Canon is a better deal.
Thanks HellwratH

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My choice of UWA is the Sigma 10-20 f/3.5 without doubt, considering the crop factor of a DX body. Had gone through too many user reviews on Tokina, Tamron, Sigma UWA versions. As of now, I should be more than happy with my 18-50 for all my similar experiments. I haven't got any special interest for landscapes so far. So better stick to bugs, flower and flies .

If anybody wants to go really wide, Sigma has launched a new lens 8-16mm 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM - Wide Angle Zoom Lenses - SigmaPhoto.com
shajufx, any idea of Sigma 10-20 f/3.5 price with Jayesh and Sathya?
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I have decided to buy Lowepro fastpack 200. .
do consder the Kata 3N1-33. It will carry all the stuff you need better and has room for a laptop. I have the older version (3N1-30). It is so comfortable that for all day trips I can carry a 40D/BG2EN, 17-55, 70-200/2.8, 10-22, 50/1.4, 28/1.8, 100/2, 420EX,and 6 hoods in the main section the top section carries a Canon HF10, Canon S90, and towel. one side pocket carries 4 BP512 and 8 AA enelops, the other side pocket a card reade, 2 8GB CF and 2 8GB SD cards.

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any idea of Sigma 10-20 f/3.5 price with Jayesh and Sathya?
Smartshoppers has listed it for 30k, so we can expect a max 2k lower at our favorite sellers, but it varies each day, dollar fluctuation given as a regular reason.
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Are we allowed to carry one extra bag other than our laptop bags? I was of the impression that only one bag laptop or not is allowed.
I was on airplane to India about a month ago and last week within US. In both cases they did not count this backpack with laptop as 1 carry on which is allowed. On one instance I did not have laptop in this bag and they counted it as a carry on. That's why I carry a small tablet in it
In any case airlines are coming up with creative ideas to charge passengers so please check before you fly.
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do consder the Kata 3N1-33. It will carry all the stuff you need better and has room for a laptop. I have the older version (3N1-30). It is so comfortable that for all day trips I can carry a 40D/BG2EN, 17-55, 70-200/2.8, 10-22, 50/1.4, 28/1.8, 100/2, 420EX,and 6 hoods in the main section the top section carries a Canon HF10, Canon S90, and towel. one side pocket carries 4 BP512 and 8 AA enelops, the other side pocket a card reade, 2 8GB CF and 2 8GB SD cards.
Is the 3N1-33 available in India? I was planning to pick it from Singapore or Malaysia when I travel but if they are available in India, I'd pick it up right away.

Edit: Found a dealer in India, but the price difference is quite high when compared to amazon or south east asia price of ~$150
http://www.photosystemsindia.com/Pro...20BAGS&SS=&BB=

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Here's the ebay link to the same product from the same seller:

IR Remote Control for NIKON D5000 D3000 D90 D60+ ML-L3 - eBay (item 190381609839 end time Aug-14-10 21:05:21 PDT)

Its not a Nikon product but at $3.25+ free worldwide shipping, I think I can use it for couple of years without any hassles.
The product looks neat and it works well with my D80.
Thanks man! Ordered one for my 500D @ $3 (free shipping)
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Finally i bought my first DSLR !

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Finally i bought my first DSLR !

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Congrats man!! Welcome to the club!

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Thanks man! Ordered one for my 500D @ $3 (free shipping)
Hey jaguar! congrats man! hope you ordered it from a "Power Seller" on eBay.
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Finally i bought my first DSLR !

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Congrats, how much did you pay for it ? What all extra did you get apart from the body ?
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