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Old 9th November 2010, 14:21   #5521
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I use the older 3N1-30 and still manage to squeeze a netbook in.
I had read about this earlier & your posts were main reason for me to choose Kata 3N1-33. I forgot about mentioning this earlier.

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Here's my opinion on three lenses that most starters end up with.

Canon 300mm F4 L IS
Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS
Canon 400mm f5.6 L in the list
thanks for the comparo, I am thinking of moving from 55-250 to 100-400 very soon, your post helped.
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Old 9th November 2010, 14:52   #5522
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I think this lens will be best for you to understand lens, DSLR and photography as a whole since things like aperture control and focus can be manually controlled as well. And I feel, that in manual mode you understand the soul of photography.

BTW - I have this 50mm lens with me too
Thanks a lot for your reply Rajat. I will weigh your opinion and then consider buying a DSLR.

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Old 9th November 2010, 15:16   #5523
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I recently bought Cullmann Nanomax 250 for 50 EUR with 10 year warrenty. satisfied with it, it is very light weight, stable and flexible.
I am really glad to see that there is someone other than me that still uses an abacus today!
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Old 9th November 2010, 15:25   #5524
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Colleague bought a Canon 1000D for 22.5K. Freebies include tripod and a wrist watch. Seemed pretty good to me.
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Choosing an Canon L lens for wildlife has always been confusing. We have to think and sort out what we exactly need from the lens. Here's my opinion on three lenses that most starters end up with.

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Here's a panning shot that I tried with a 400mm L hand held at 1/20 sec ISO 160
Thanks for the detailed post, I had previously considered the 400 prime but dropped it after going through a few reviews that stressed on the fact that its missing IS. But I am reconsidering it after your post. Personally I don't know how much I will need/miss IS as I have never owned a lens with IS. Secondly I don't know how often I will actually get to shoot anything with a tripod (which is important for a non IS lens?) on Safari Jeeps etc. I prefer something that is handy to carry (both in a bag and with the cam) and use. The last point I want to mention is I might be stuck with a puny 350d body for quite some time still, I don't want big lenses ripping off the mounts etc. :P

What gets me confused is I see a lot of videos on youtube with many serious amateurs/professionals going with a solid smaller mm lens and a TC for wildlife, 70-200 2.8 with 1.7x TC (Nikon), 80-200 2.8 with 2x TC and the 300 f4/L with 1.4X (canon). Since the Canon option of 70-200 2.8 IS with 2x TC is quite expensive I was thinking on settling with the 300 + TC option.
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Old 9th November 2010, 19:05   #5526
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Folks in Hyd, FYI. I visited Reliance digital in the ground floor of Inorbit mall today and out of curiosity checked out the DSLR prices. All prices are for the Kit and standard freebies is the 2GB card. In my opinion they are a bit overpriced and one cannot bargain at such places.
Canon1000D: 23000
Canon 500D: 34500
Canon 550D: 43600
Nikon D3100: 31500
Nikon D5000: 36500
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Old 9th November 2010, 19:15   #5527
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Bangalore photographers help!
Where can I get a good deal in buying Nikon lenses?
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Old 9th November 2010, 22:57   #5528
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Hello friends,

Got the Nikon D3100 this weekend for 30k (bag and 4gb card incl). In addition, bought a UV filter to safe guard the front element of the lens.

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^^ Me too.
Paid 29.5k for the Nikon D3100 which included TIN+VAT bill.
Did you get a Lexar SD card?
Here's a link you MUST check out: Digitutor D3100 | Nikon
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^^ I got a SanDisk, class 4 SDHC. Btw, how can we 'check' what class is the memory card, there is no mention of it as such on the packing or the card, just a '4' written in a circle alongside SDHC(different from the capacity one, 4gb)

And thanks for the link!
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^^ I got a SanDisk, class 4 SDHC. Btw, how can we 'check' what class is the memory card, there is no mention of it as such on the packing or the card, just a '4' written in a circle alongside SDHC(different from the capacity one, 4gb)

And thanks for the link!
That circle with 4 itself is a confirmation of class 4 SDHC
if not fake.

check this and this link
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Old 10th November 2010, 08:35   #5532
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Congratulations! Welcome to the Nikon club! I have been a Nikon user all my life. I still love my cheap+old D40 with my favorite lense 18-200 VR.
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Old 10th November 2010, 12:09   #5533
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^^ Me too.
Paid 29.5k for the Nikon D3100 which included TIN+VAT bill.
Did you get a Lexar SD card?
Here's a link you MUST check out: Digitutor D3100 | Nikon
Congrats ! where did you pick it up in chennai ? Iam looking for 550D and Cameraciti looks tad expensive.
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Any Indian feedbacks about micro 4/3rds?

Looking at pictures and different exposures at various review sites gives me almost similar picture quality to DSLR but at lesser size/bulk.

Besides, at that price point (~25K) I don't see any Canon or Nikon offering video shooting.
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Old 10th November 2010, 12:30   #5535
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At higher ISOs they have slightly worse noise performance, and very long exposures are usually limited to 4 minutes.
Other than that, they offer more value and are more convenient than normal APS-C cameras.

If you do intend to go for a micro 4/3, I would recommend Panasonic
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