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Old 29th November 2010, 20:32   #5671
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Congrats anandtheleo.
how much you paid for this lens ? can you share some of your initial feedback regarding the lens especially at the 300 side of the performance.

Thanks, got it for 17,500 with bill/warranty. Have taken a only a few shots with it, but I feel its great with the few samples i have seen. It perfectly complements the kit lens.
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Old 29th November 2010, 21:57   #5672
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500D has 12800 ISO, but the 12800 ISO is displayed as H, and 6400 ISO is displayed as 6400 only. Keep rotating the dial till you get 6400 and H.
Just tried and No this didnt work

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You have to enable the expanded ISO in the custom function menu, then you can select them when setting ISO. They are useful only in emergencies, the shots are extremely grainy.
Can you be little elaborate ? i mean exact menu settings
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Old 29th November 2010, 23:16   #5673
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There you go..
Let the pictures do the talking
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Old 29th November 2010, 23:22   #5674
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To all 550D / T2i users.

Canon has released firmware version 1.0.9.

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Fixes a phenomenon in which tone jumps become noticeable in some images, depending on the shooting scene, when shooting with the Auto Lighting Optimizer settings (Low / Standard / Strong).
You can get it upgraded here- Canon EOS REBEL T2i / 550D Firmware Update
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Old 30th November 2010, 00:11   #5675
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Anybody tried this test with their dSLR?



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But I need at least 12mm (24mm effective), so I guess I have to wait around. How will my 12-60mm work with EPL1, now that is an interesting thought... AF speed might suffer.
I found the answer to this question. The 12-60mm is designed to work with phase detect AF, while EPL1 uses contrast detect. The 12-60 will work with EPL1, but will make lot of noise and will be slow. So it is not really ideal.

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Old 30th November 2010, 12:05   #5676
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Is Bangalore (Jayesh) the cheapest place to get Canon equipment? I am considering the 400mm f5.6L, sent a text to Jayesh and he quoted 72k with bw. Isn't that a bit too much considering that it retails for about $1200?
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Old 30th November 2010, 13:32   #5677
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Anybody tried this test with their dSLR?



Or this test?



Skip to 30 seconds mark for the important test.
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Old 30th November 2010, 17:35   #5678
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Or this test?



Skip to 30 seconds mark for the important test.
Gentleman I was all for this test but sadly they do not sell it here .

Somehow I have slippery hands or bad luck so I have offered one flim cam ( Fuji superzoom upto 210mm) and a Sony P&S to Varun devata.
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Old 30th November 2010, 17:43   #5679
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...Somehow I have slippery hands or bad luck
Amit, this is made for you
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Old 1st December 2010, 16:34   #5680
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A quick question does it make sense to buy 105mm F2.8 kiron 1:1 macro (manual)
instead of investing in Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 macro or Sigma 105mm 2.8 1:1 macro lens.

The price difference is around 50% and AF is sacrificed , I am reading good things about this old manual macro.

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Old 1st December 2010, 17:09   #5681
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what would be a good price (in Bangalore) for :

Nikon D3100
18-55 VR lens
55-200 VR lens
Bag
8 GB memory card.

also, expert opinions required about D3100

thanks in advance.

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Old 2nd December 2010, 04:40   #5682
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I've decided to go either with the Sigma or Tamron 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 lenses as an all purpose 'zoom' lens for everyday use. I am a casual photographer and foresee laziness in swapping around lenses and carrying equipment around.
Do consider the 18-105mm lens. Its a wonderful lens. I do not know the price in India though.

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what would be a good price (in Bangalore) for :

Nikon D3100
18-55 VR lens
55-200 VR lens
Bag
8 GB memory card.

also, expert opinions required about D3100

thanks in advance.
Can I give you a suggestion (Please ignore if you feel inappropriate)
You should be looking at the following:
Nikon D3100
18-105 VR lens (55mm is a very frustrating cut-off. 105 will cover much more range)
55-300 VR lens. (55-300 is comparatively inexpensive when compared to the 70-300 since it supports DX format)
Bag
8 GB memory card.

All the best!
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Old 2nd December 2010, 10:48   #5683
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A quick question does it make sense to buy 105mm F2.8 kiron 1:1 macro (manual)
instead of investing in Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 macro or Sigma 105mm 2.8 1:1 macro lens.

The price difference is around 50% and AF is sacrificed , I am reading good things about this old manual macro.
I have no idea of "kiron" brand. If it is Nikor, then I would recommend it, as AF is rarely an asset while taking macro shots. In fact at times manual is preferred as AF will focus at wrong point.
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what would be a good price (in Bangalore) for :

Nikon D3100
18-55 VR lens
55-200 VR lens
Bag
8 GB memory card.

also, expert opinions required about D3100

thanks in advance.
I don't think anyone here yet has a D3100, I suppose I have read something at the BCM touring forum though.

D3100 has better SNR (signal to noise ration) at high ISO than D3000 and Canon 1000.
Which means more usability at 3200 and 6400. Supposed to rival its higher (but older Nk D5000)

Movie mode has auto focus, but reviews are dismal about AF abilities in movie mode.

Picture burst mode is 3 snaps per sec. Which is basic for an SLR. Comparable to Canon 1000D, but lesser than Canon 500d or Nikon D5000.

MSRP with 18-55VR lens is 32K - so I would expect it to be priced around that only (since it is very recently released)

There is one difference between Canons and Nikon's at this price point (less than 35K):
Nikons have slightly "better" (mathematically) sensor picture quality (effective bits and SNR) wise. How much that traslates to a better looking picture to our eyes? Well only you can judge that.

Second thing is that Nikon's don't come with in body focussing motors. Hence, you have to use lenses which have focus motors in them. Not a big deal if you plan to use lens compatible with D3000/D3100/D5000 in future also.

However, canon offers in-body focus motors - which means you can use old lens (if you have it available) also (the ones that don't have lense motors).
Old Third party lenses also find it easier to operate on new Canon body than new Nikon.

PS: FORUM:
Allow me this chance to ask - is there an organised market for second hand lenses (old or new) in India?

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Old 2nd December 2010, 12:47   #5685
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I don't think anyone here yet has a D3100, I suppose I have read something at the BCM touring forum though.

One of my friends bought it a month's back at Bangalore from GK VALE, Koramngala 80 ft. Road .
31K for kit and UV filter. 4GB memory card in the kit.

Some shops like Fotocircle might offer you better price than this too, just that cash payment would be preferred then.
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