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Old 12th January 2011, 23:35   #6046
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I thought about it but I do not have these kinds of skills and also parts bin to do conversion so would be surely destroying a fine lens in process. Let it go to someone who can use it instead.


I am happy with my M42 50mm F1.4

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Old 13th January 2011, 08:57   #6047
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Hi Nikon fans,

One of my friend wants to buy a DSLR and he wants only a Nikon.He is a starter in photography and doesnt know much about DSLRs.

So between the 3100 and 5000 which one would you suggest ?

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Old 13th January 2011, 10:09   #6048
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Should have grabbed it without second thinking if it was A mount.
MC/MD to A mount adapters are available for around 30USD with ability to focus to infinity and around 15USD without focus to infinity. You may have a few issues in setting the aperture. Since A mount lenses are vailable at fairly low prices, it may be better to buy them.

For those interested in Sony cameras, please check these sites for a wealth of info.

Minolta/Konica Minolta/Sony Alpha flashes

Alpha Sight: Minolta Program 3500xi Flash

Sony and Minolta DSLR camera lens reviews

Regarding the prime and beercan lens I mentioned I have not bought them yet but watching the items on ebay.
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Old 13th January 2011, 10:15   #6049
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MC/MD to A mount adapters are available for around 30USD with ability to focus to infinity and around 15USD without focus to infinity.
Well I do not about MC/MD to A mount but MC/MD to EOS with infinity focus means a glass element in between and that defeats the purpose of a good lens.

In nutshell I would say if you have micro 4/3 camera or some other camera with ditance from flange to focal plane then these lenses make good choice.
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Old 13th January 2011, 10:24   #6050
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Hi Nikon fans,

One of my friend wants to buy a DSLR and he wants only a Nikon.He is a starter in photography and doesnt know much about DSLRs.

So between the 3100 and 5000 which one would you suggest ?

Thank You
5000 with 18-55 kit lens if the requirement is general photography. Else I would suggest 35mm DX lens to begin with.
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Old 13th January 2011, 11:11   #6051
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Humm tempting indeed in case you come across any macro lens which is not usable on Sony do let me know.
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You might as well buy this 1.2 for 1K and give a try to convert into Alpha mount, quite a few stories on the net of people having done that and enjoying the results, need a good and patient machinist.
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I thought about it but I do not have these kinds of skills and also parts bin to do conversion so would be surely destroying a fine lens in process. Let it go to someone who can use it instead.
I am happy with my M42 50mm F1.4
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MC/MD to A mount adapters are available for around 30USD with ability to focus to infinity and around 15USD without focus to infinity. You may have a few issues in setting the aperture. Since A mount lenses are vailable at fairly low prices, it may be better to buy them.

For those interested in Sony cameras, please check these sites for a wealth of info.

Minolta/Konica Minolta/Sony Alpha flashes

Alpha Sight: Minolta Program 3500xi Flash

Sony and Minolta DSLR camera lens reviews

Regarding the prime and beercan lens I mentioned I have not bought them yet but watching the items on ebay.
Looks like I should get it! Another reason I turned away from that lens was that there were some dirt accumulation on one of its surfaces.. One surface was really clean. That guy was keeping it in a big box with other lenses and other camera parts without proper protection from dust

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Old 13th January 2011, 14:50   #6052
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guys I got an offer to buy the AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED (4.3x) for Rs.14,000; it is used but in excellent condition, any feedback? opinion ? suggestion ? Any idea how much a new one would cost (with bill or gray)

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Looks like I should get it! Another reason I turned away from that lens was that there were some dirt accumulation on one of its surfaces.. One surface was really clean. That guy was keeping it in a big box with other lenses and other camera parts without proper protection from dust
hey clevermax...if you wanna machine it to fit on to a Sony DSLR then only 1 pointer...

Its a md lens and will have a pin coming out of the back side of the lens for auto aperture on a film camera. This pin may hit the DSLR mirror and may break it. Just a caution since one of my friends already got hit with the pin and lost alignment of the mirror assembly while trying this with a Rokkor 58mm 1.5. It did not break but alignment was gone and it could not be fixed here since sony does not repair DSLRs here...he had to do that in US

One option is that you may machine it further and cut the pin making sure it does not misalign the spring/aperture control...

I pmed you since I am considering this for use on SRT...pls let me know if you can arrange it for me...else enjoy the piece :-)

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One option is that you may machine it further and cut the pin making sure it does not misalign the spring/aperture control.
if infinite focus is not needed no need to machine it , It can be used with an adapter, The metallic adapter will have a stop flange which will keep the pin pressed completely.
Secondly just machining is not enough becuase mount is different
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guys I got an offer to buy the AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED (4.3x) for Rs.14,000; it is used but in excellent condition, any feedback? opinion ? suggestion ? Any idea how much a new one would cost (with bill or gray)
Why pay so much for a non-VR lens that too an used one. Try buying the G lens new. If it is not available in India, try if you can buy it abroad and either ship it to India or ask any of your friends or relatives coming from abroad to bring it for you.

If you are not too particular about 70-300, go for the 55-200 VR!!

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The G lens is available in India, at least as per the Nikon India website:
http://www.nikon.co.in/productitem.p...=90-e00cd4c502

and the list of dealers:
http://www.nikon.co.in/dealers.php

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This 70-300 has an ED element which stands for Extra-low Dispersion, this reduces chromatic aberrations at the higher zoom setting (e.g.300) the G lens has no such element and hence has the tendency to produce chromatic aberrations. My point of this statement is that comparing a G lens with ED lens is like comparing oranges and sweet-lime (cant say apples because both are 70-300)

55-200 VR wont solve my purpose because of its range
70-300 VR is out of my budget (costs around 25-28K)

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Why pay so much for a non-VR lens that too an used one. Try buying the G lens new. If it is not available in India, try if you can buy it abroad and either ship it to India or ask any of your friends or relatives coming from abroad to bring it for you.

If you are not too particular about 70-300, go for the 55-200 VR!!

EDIT:
The G lens is available in India, at least as per the Nikon India website:
Nikon India Private Limited

and the list of dealers:
Nikon India Private Limited - Authorised Dealers

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Hi Nikon fans,

One of my friend wants to buy a DSLR and he wants only a Nikon.He is a starter in photography and doesnt know much about DSLRs.

So between the 3100 and 5000 which one would you suggest ?

Thank You
Hi All

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He can go with the 3100 if he is an absolute beginner...
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D3100 will be a right choice for him, it has some great onscreen help for learners, plus a 1020p HD recording feature with continuous focus which he is going to love,

BTW what is his budget

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Just attended a session by James Sanders at office. He is professional marriage photographer. Website Elle Jae .

He gave some good tips handling DSLR's and various lenses and PP. Fantastic Photographer he is.
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