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Old 29th December 2010, 13:46   #5941
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.....So when i want a lens, I would ideally call all of them, check their price and buy where it is the cheapest.
Agreed 100%, same thing what I do each time I want something, only difference is I check atleast 3 places each in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi, so far I never got anything better than Chennai prices. Had to pick up few things from Bangalore due to non-availability at other places, but paid higher too. Someone had mentioned even Hyderabad matches Chennai price.
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Old 29th December 2010, 15:17   #5942
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Does anybody is selling used Canon 16-35 2.8 L , type I or II ? I am looking for this used lens.
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Old 29th December 2010, 17:30   #5943
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In that case 70-300 should meet your needs. I saw 2 lenses (150-500) sold recently within 30k to 40k range. New one should be below 50k. Again, remember its a poor man's birding lens. 150-500 is useless in low light, also it gives a softer image above 400 (what I heard from users).
The 150-500 is f/6.3 at 500, the 70-300 is f/5.6 at 300 but the 500mm option I would consider is the Tamron 200-500/5-6.3.

Yes it is half a stop slower than the 100-400s (from Sigma or Canon) but if you desperately need the 500mm reach it migh tbe your most VFM option (I have heard of but never physically seen the horribly expensive Sigma 200-500/2.8).
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Old 30th December 2010, 15:04   #5944
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A thought just crossed my mind, if you have a 50mm prime f1.8, can't it be fitted with a 2X teleconverter to make it a 100 mm prime (though this will result in loss of speed of the prime), on a crop sensor DSLR won't this translate to a 150 mm prime ?
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Old 30th December 2010, 15:50   #5945
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Among all those LBA questions I have an embarrassingly small requirement.

I am looking for a low key bag for my gear, the key requirement is that it should not look like a DSLR bag and cheaper is the better.

An unassuming Canvas DSLR bag which looks like a messenger bag of a daily commuter / college guy but with no big brand like National Geographic.

I have seen some from Chinese sellers on e-bay but is there any place to buy them in Bangalore ?

Something like this Matin bag

Matin Maple110 DSLR SLR Camera Shoulder Bag Case canvas - eBay (item 270625860032 end time Jan-20-11 07:16:36 PST)

Or this one

CANVAS BAG CASE FOR NIKON SONY CANNON DSLR CAMERA army - eBay (item 250749085269 end time Jan-01-11 13:42:07 PST)

DSLRs bags and even backpacks marked lowpro , kata etc attract a lot of attention ,
Buying from e-bay is last resort due to long shipping times involved.
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Old 30th December 2010, 17:29   #5946
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What is your requirement ?
Cheap bag? or one that should not attract any attention ?

I am asking this because I am using a Lowepro Flipside 200, only the "camera community" can make out that its a camera bag, for a common man its just a backpack

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Among all those LBA questions I have an embarrassingly small requirement.

I am looking for a low key bag for my gear, the key requirement is that it should not look like a DSLR bag and cheaper is the better.

An unassuming Canvas DSLR bag which looks like a messenger bag of a daily commuter / college guy but with no big brand like National Geographic.

I have seen some from Chinese sellers on e-bay but is there any place to buy them in Bangalore ?

Something like this Matin bag

Matin Maple110 DSLR SLR Camera Shoulder Bag Case canvas - eBay (item 270625860032 end time Jan-20-11 07:16:36 PST)

Or this one

CANVAS BAG CASE FOR NIKON SONY CANNON DSLR CAMERA army - eBay (item 250749085269 end time Jan-01-11 13:42:07 PST)

DSLRs bags and even backpacks marked lowpro , kata etc attract a lot of attention ,
Buying from e-bay is last resort due to long shipping times involved.
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Old 30th December 2010, 17:32   #5947
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Among all those LBA questions I have an embarrassingly small requirement.

I am looking for a low key bag for my gear, the key requirement is that it should not look like a DSLR bag and cheaper is the better.

An unassuming Canvas DSLR bag which looks like a messenger bag of a daily commuter / college guy but with no big brand like National Geographic.

I have seen some from Chinese sellers on e-bay but is there any place to buy them in Bangalore ?

Something like this Matin bag

Matin Maple110 DSLR SLR Camera Shoulder Bag Case canvas - eBay (item 270625860032 end time Jan-20-11 07:16:36 PST)

Or this one

CANVAS BAG CASE FOR NIKON SONY CANNON DSLR CAMERA army - eBay (item 250749085269 end time Jan-01-11 13:42:07 PST)

DSLRs bags and even backpacks marked lowpro , kata etc attract a lot of attention ,
Buying from e-bay is last resort due to long shipping times involved.
Both the bags look like camera bags!

If you want to be really inconspicuous, try a canvas school bag, and get partitions added by bag repairers. In Delhi I have seen all sorts of Camera Bags stitched locally, many to your specifications.
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Both the bags look like camera bags!

If you want to be really inconspicuous, try a canvas school bag, and get partitions added by bag repairers. In Delhi I have seen all sorts of Camera Bags stitched locally, many to your specifications.
a grownup man carrying a school bag will again look suspicious..he he
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What is your requirement ?
Cheap bag? or one that should not attract any attention ?

I am asking this because I am using a Lowepro Flipside 200, only the "camera community" can make out that its a camera bag, for a common man its just a backpack
Both actually the bag ( 1st one) for which I provided link is nearly costing same as Lowpro flipside 200, but if some one suggests anything cheaper would I say no cheaper the better. What I meant was that I am not looking for Billingham , Domke et al with similar looks.

BTW I do not find backpack very convenient , A canvas messenger bag has an advantage that I can pull out the camera just at right moment. Instead of roaming around with Cam in hand.

ARoy : Unfortunately I am in Bangalore and here finding a bag maker who can do decent job is a herculean task
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a grownup man carrying a school bag will again look suspicious..he he
This schoolbag for grown up man is retailing at 298$

http://www.amazon.com/Billingham-Had...3711630&sr=8-2

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I am asking this because I am using a Lowepro Flipside 200, only the "camera community" can make out that its a camera bag, for a common man its just a backpack
Most backpaks are fairly nondescript and only the camera community would make them but thieves ae aware of what brands camera bags are: LowePro, Tamrac, Domke, Kata, etc...

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a grownup man carrying a school bag will again look suspicious..he he
A grown man carryiong a even a bag as non descript as a Crumpler is suspicious. The number of looks I get with my Crumpler is alarming.

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BTW I do not find backpack very convenient , A canvas messenger bag has an advantage that I can pull out the camera just at right moment.[/url]
Tamrac (Sppedpack) , LowePro (FastPack) and Kata (3N1) make backpacks that allow very quick access to the camera body with it's lens. The advantage they have is that over long treks the weight is carried by both shoulders.

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Old 31st December 2010, 12:28   #5951
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Bag requirement is just like any other requirement and requires equal research,

If you are a hiker, camper, and shoot in areas with less population and more natural surroundings (read this as forests, mountains, hills, etc.) nothing can beat the weight distribution of a backpack

A city, concrete jungle photographer will feel comfortable in a shoulder bag for easy access.

In any case once you have displayed your equipment or used it for a shot, the lid is off and anyone following you will not care about what bag you are carrying, he will know it that the bag you have is a camera bag.

So, the criteria of "hiding" your gear seems a bit irrelevant, its more of personal ease, comfort and the environment you are shooting in.

But I am sure a shoulder bag in a hiking/trekking environment will be a pain as it will keep slipping off, and same can be said for the backpacks in a city environment

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Most backpaks are fairly nondescript and only the camera community would make them but thieves ae aware of what brands camera bags are: LowePro, Tamrac, Domke, Kata, etc...



A grown man carryiong a even a bag as non descript as a Crumpler is suspicious. The number of looks I get with my Crumpler is alarming.



Tamrac (Sppedpack) , LowePro (FastPack) and Kata (3N1) make backpacks that allow very quick access to the camera body with it's lens. The advantage they have is that over long treks the weight is carried by both shoulders.
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The number of looks I get with my Crumpler is alarming.
That is a good choice but colors are quite flamboyant, So how many "million doller home" you have got and what it carries ? Unable to make out from pictures and could not find any crumpler in local shops.
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BTW I do not find backpack very convenient , A canvas messenger bag has an advantage that I can pull out the camera just at right moment. Instead of roaming around with Cam in hand.

ARoy : Unfortunately I am in Bangalore and here finding a bag maker who can do decent job is a herculean task
I think your best bet would be to order camera bag inserts off ebay/amazon and plonk them into your favorite messenger bag.

PS: The inserts themselves are not so cheap btw.
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Both actually the bag ( 1st one) for which I provided link is nearly costing same as Lowpro flipside 200, but if some one suggests anything cheaper would I say no cheaper the better. What I meant was that I am not looking for Billingham , Domke et al with similar looks.
Check out the medical bag at ::OLIVE PLANET::

Also, the Russel Market (Shivaji Nagar) military surplus shops may provide you some good choices.

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Here's an idea.
Get a Lowepro, Kata or Tamrac and...DEBADGE it!
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