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Old 20th October 2010, 08:39   #5386
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I got it for 29.5k with 18-55 lens
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Old 20th October 2010, 20:29   #5387
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Well I'm also a pretty new entrant in the DSLR arena so am also as much of a newbie as you

BTW please share the details of the lens config for better clarity.

Cheers
Finally pulled trigger on the following config:

Canon EOS Rebel T2i + Tiffen 58mm UV Protection Filter +

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens = 876$

Waiting for it to be delivered and start by DSLR journey.
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Old 21st October 2010, 10:41   #5388
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Hi All

Can you let me know what was the best rate you have heard for a 550D with 18-55 lens?

I got a quote for 41500 yesterday in chennai.
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Old 21st October 2010, 10:57   #5389
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Can you let me know what was the best rate you have heard for a 550D with 18-55 lens?

I got a quote for 41500 yesterday in chennai.
I think with Nikon D3100 at <30K the competition from Canon feels too expensive. Look at D3100 which has the same features as 550D and much lower price point. With Nikon agressively pricing its newer lenses I think going nikon is definetely a good value for money option.
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I think with Nikon D3100 at <30K the competition from Canon feels too expensive. Look at D3100 which has the same features as 550D and much lower price point. With Nikon agressively pricing its newer lenses I think going nikon is definetely a good value for money option.
i dont know why but like canon's . BTW can 3100 be compared with 500D?

for a beginner like me which one do you suggest.i dont want to change the body for atleast next 4-5 years so thought will go for latest 550D.Didnt want to go for the basic 1000D so it is out of choice

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Bought the Nikon D3100. With 18-55 VR Kit lens, bag and 4 GB SD card for 28.5k. Here's the link for the same.
http://www.mediahome.in/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypag e.tpl&product_id=1020&category_id=71&option=com_vi rtuemart&Itemid=80
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i dont know why but like canon's . BTW can 3100 be compared with 500D?

for a beginner like me which one do you suggest.i dont want to change the body for atleast next 4-5 years so thought will go for latest 550D.Didnt want to go for the basic 1000D so it is out of choice

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D3100 has all the features a rookie would use at 10K less than 550D. It is a great value for money camera. D3100 is latest and has shortcoming like missing depth of field preview which is hardly used by a person who has just started DSLR photography. Why pay Rs. 10K more for Canon?
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D3100 has all the features a rookie would use at 10K less than 550D. It is a great value for money camera. D3100 is latest and has shortcoming like missing depth of field preview which is hardly used by a person who has just started DSLR photography. Why pay Rs. 10K more for Canon?
looks like my mind is shifting towards nikon 3100 btw please let me know the similarities or feature wise best between Canon 500D and Nikon 3100 please
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Nikon D3100 vs Canon EOS 550D (Rebel Ti2) - Pocket-lint

Canon 500/550D vs Nikon D3100 - Steve's Digicams Forums


I referred to these before buying
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Old 21st October 2010, 22:53   #5395
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D3100 has most of the features, but 550D is in a league of its own. It cannot be compared to 3100 as firstly D3100 is an entry level cam where as 550D is mid level cam. 550D has AF which is absent in D3100 which is very highly recommneded as we don't use tripod often.

D550 can be rightly compared to D90 which i would suggest is a better cam than 550D

Prices of D3100 in Mumbai is 28500 B+W, 550D is available with Kit lens at 41500 B+W and D90 with kit lens of 18-105 is available at 54000 B+W.

If you buy 3100 you will outlive this cam soon and will spent lot of money to upgrade which currently in Nikon is very costly.

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D3100 has most of the features, but 550D is in a league of its own. It cannot be compared to 3100 as firstly D3100 is an entry level cam where as 550D is mid level cam. 550D has AF which is absent in D3100 which is very highly recommneded as we don't use tripod often.

D550 can be rightly compared to D90 which i would suggest is a better cam than 550D

Prices of D3100 in Mumbai is 28500 B+W, 550D is available with Kit lens at 41500 B+W and D90 with kit lens of 18-105 is available at 54000 B+W.

If you buy 3100 you will outlive this cam soon and will spent lot of money to upgrade which currently in Nikon is very costly.
Personally, I believe most beginners never utilise ALL the capabilities of their DSLRs, much less outgrow them.

Important and relevant deciding factors:

1. Feature set = more than adequate for beginner
2. Lens selection = more than adequate for beginner
3. Price = KILLER!
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Go ahead and buy it. I know for a fact I will never outlive this one. I mean, I didn't outlive even my point and shoot. It's my belief too. Go for it.
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Bought the Nikon D3100. With 18-55 VR Kit lens, bag and 4 GB SD card for 28.5k.
Congrats on the 3100 Frank. I hope both of us enjoy our cams
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for a beginner like me which one do you suggest.i dont want to change the body for atleast next 4-5 years so thought will go for latest 550D.Didnt want to go for the basic 1000D so it is out of choice
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Some like Canon, Some Nikon. It is a personal preference. For those who want to be in the fray for a long time the following criteria is used to decide which system you want to adopt.
1. What lenses are you interested in - wide, long, fast, shift. Both brands have excellent range, but some lenses are better in one some in the other. As the lenses are rarely upgraded with the bodies, they will ultimately be your major investment.
2. Are the older lenses compatible with the newer bodies? Some lenses are not compatible because of mount changes, some may not be compatible because of restricted image circle (DX range).
3. Price of Lenses. The body may be cheaper, but lenses more expensive. If you ultimately want to have a set of lenses, a good starting point would be to create your "wish list of lenses" and find their current market price.
4. Price of Filters - UV, Haze, Polarizing. Though in general filters are priced similarly for both the brands, that may not be the case always.

So my suggestion is
1. Decide on the brand based on lenses you would love to own in future.
2. Get a basic DSLR
3. Learn how to use it and create great photos.
4. Once you have used it for six months to a year your requirements from the body would become clearer. Then you can decide whether you need to upgrade you body and how soon.

Oh, if you are seriously bitten by the photography bug after some time, budget for a whole lot of accessories - Bags, External Flash, Filters, Tripod . . , and of course money to travel to take photos!
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Some like Canon, Some Nikon. It is a personal preference. For those who want to be in the fray for a long time the following criteria is used to decide which system you want to adopt.
1. What lenses are you interested in - wide, long, fast, shift. Both brands have excellent range, but some lenses are better in one some in the other. As the lenses are rarely upgraded with the bodies, they will ultimately be your major investment.
Hi

I would like to take portraits and landscapes majorly. I might also look into WL and action

I thought 18-55 or 18-135 would be the right lens now,whats your suggestion
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