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Old 3rd October 2010, 20:06   #5191
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What is the max size you can print with D90 without compromising on quality?
Hi buddy, I think it highly depends on what lens you use to shoot. A prime will give you the best sharpness as I have experienced it with my 35mm. I am yet to get some feedback on the actual best printable size from d90, will update here soon.
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Old 3rd October 2010, 21:33   #5192
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Default New DSLT Cameras from Sony (A33 & A55)

Yea you read it right, it's not DSLR, it is DSLT!

SLT - Single Lens Translucent.

There is no slapping mirror arrangement in this camera, instead, a fixed semi-transparent mirror always directs some light into a electronic view finder.

Advantages - less mechanical wear, full time AF while using live view etc
Disadvantage - some light is always lost due to the Translucent reflecting surface.
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Old 3rd October 2010, 21:37   #5193
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Hi buddy, I think it highly depends on what lens you use to shoot. A prime will give you the best sharpness as I have experienced it with my 35mm. I am yet to get some feedback on the actual best printable size from d90, will update here soon.
I just posted the same question in one of the photography forums and got few replies. Check out the link below.

Nikon D90 - Maximum Print Size???: Nikon D90 - D40 / D5000 Forum: Digital Photography Review
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@Mav - What is your primary purpose - solo maverick flying low and clicking (enthusiast photography)? Or tied down with family/better half and clicking situational shots (travel)

If its former, buy a 17-50 f2.8 Tammy - better option since 90% of your pics will be in this focal range only.
If its latter, buy a 18-200 or 18-250 for the convenience, but be prepared the purists will call it a P&S anyways

Please bear in mind that the kit 18-55 is a compromise any which way you look at it.
My primary use will be clicking pics with family/friends (Currently have a nikon p&S S50)
Also will try to do some enthusiast photography when time permits .
Provided i go for 18-200 or Body + Kit lens(18-55) +(55-200) Tammy ,any recommendations for which body to go for ?

D3100 or D5000 or shell out 10k extra and go for 550d
but i think as ill be new to DSLR's i should restrict myself to 35k range
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My primary use will be clicking pics with family/friends (Currently have a nikon p&S S50)
Also will try to do some enthusiast photography when time permits .
Provided i go for 18-200 or Body + Kit lens(18-55) +(55-200) Tammy ,any recommendations for which body to go for ?

D3100 or D5000 or shell out 10k extra and go for 550d
but i think as ill be new to DSLR's i should restrict myself to 35k range
As you are new to DSLR get Canon 1000D or Nikon D3000. Keep in mind Nikon lenses are expensive compared to Canon.

If you can shell out Canon 550D is a better choice.
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After much deliberations and hours of thinking, I finally bought canon 1000d yesterday with 18-55 lens for 22500 with A free tripod from reliance digital. I still have to register online for the bag.
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After much deliberations and hours of thinking, I finally bought canon 1000d yesterday with 18-55 lens for 22500 with A free tripod from reliance digital. I still have to register online for the bag.
This is exactly some info i am looking out for! Thanks. BTW did you also get the 4GB memory card?
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Question on IS:

Why is it that some cameras have IS built in and some have it on the lens.
I gather that all Canon/Nikon have it on the lens while Pentax/Olympus have it in the camera. Any particular reason?

As I understand: Main mechanical element of IS is a motor which needs to drive the lens system. Hence it either should be a part of camera or the lens. (Correct me if I am wrong)
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This should answer your question: Lens vs. Sensor-Shift Image Stabilisation - Who Does It Better? - DigitalRev.com
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You hit the nail on the head. Thanks. That explains it.
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This is exactly some info i am looking out for! Thanks. BTW did you also get the 4GB memory card?
I did not get a 4 gb card. though 2 GB was part of the package (in box)
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I did not get a 4 gb card. though 2 GB was part of the package (in box)
2GB is enough for a 5 hour photo walk even if you shoot in RAW with a 1000D. But it will be different if you plan to do a 3 to 4 days travelling with the cam.

I thought of sharing a Megapixel Vs Print size comparison compiled by Thom Hogan. He refers to inkjet printers. According to him, even a 10-12 MP cam can produce 20x30 upwards prints by doing stitching multiple shots of the same (by bracketing).
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D90 has 12 MP thats effectively 4288 X 2848 resolution in effect, when I checked the print settings on my PC, it showed an actual print size of 8 X 11.1 inches. Again, sharpness and clarity will solely depend on the lens, lighting and cam steadiness involved at the time of shooting.
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2GB is enough for a 5 hour photo walk even if you shoot in RAW with a 1000D. But it will be different if you plan to do a 3 to 4 days travelling with the cam.

I thought of sharing a Megapixel Vs Print size comparison compiled by Thom Hogan. He refers to inkjet printers. According to him, even a 10-12 MP cam can produce 20x30 upwards prints by doing stitching multiple shots of the same (by bracketing).
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D90 has 12 MP thats effectively 4288 X 2848 resolution in effect, when I checked the print settings on my PC, it showed an actual print size of 8 X 11.1 inches. Again, sharpness and clarity will solely depend on the lens, lighting and cam steadiness involved at the time of shooting.
This is a useful chart.

I think an 8GB card is a mandate for travels unless we are carrying the laptop. Thought of sharing what I observed on my 1000D with 2GB memory card on 10MP best quality. We get only 1.8GB effectively after formatting a 2GB card and depending on the composition file size may vary little which would give few more shots.

JPEG = about 400+ snaps (Maximum file size is 4MB)
RAW = about 200+ snaps (Maximum file size is 10MB)
RAW + JPEG = 130+ snaps (10MB + 4MB)
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Nothing like being able to use an old film SLR lens in a DSLR/DSLT and still get advantages of image stabilization! I don't want to pay a premium on every lens for VR/IS.

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Yes, 8GB or 16 GB is ideal for travels. I have two 8 GB cards than keeping a single 16GB. If one card goes kaput, I have another one to rely on. It becomes more important when you start planning outstation drives etc exclusively for photography.

What I meant by 5 hours photowalk is a maximum rough calculation of 1 shot per minute thats 60 shots per hour and 300 shots in 5 hours. We know thats the extreme, because I dont think we shoot that many in a walk. I come back with 150 shots max after a 5 hour mad walk with or without a group. Thats because I am a learner and I shoot many unwanted, badly composed ones. Once you mature, you might get 100+ well framed and well composed shots in that time frame, if not less

Its advised by Gurus to shoot only when you feel the composition and subject will be worth shooting, thereby increasing the shutter life, battery life and wastage of processing time later.
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