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Old 20th January 2011, 10:36   #6166
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Now, I want to buy a DSLR to use all the old Nikor lenses.
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Nikon D7000, Will even meter with your old lenses. .........
yeah!! me too was about to suggest the D7000!! But....., your subsequent lines made me think about D3100. Why spend big bucks if you can get the work done by a camera which is half the price of D7000?? You can also look at the D90 which is in the middle ground!! An added advantage about the D90 is it can auto-focus with certain relatively newer nikon lenses which the D3100 can't do!!!

Prices(body only) as per Nikon India website:
D7000 - 74,450/-
D90 - 43,450/-
D5000 - 31,950/- (just in-case you want a model higher than the D3100)
D3100 - 27,250/- (if you use a hand held meter and willing to focus manually)
D3000 - 24,950/- (I heard this model isnt good, but its hearsay!!)

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1. As per the Nikon website, the prices include a D-SLR Bag & 4GB SD Card as freebees.
2. The street prices may be less.
3. Prices in the grey market may be even lesser!!


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....Advice required. I need a fully manual over ride DSLR. ( big ego of mine thinks it can out think a cam, used to it, dad used to use a light meter if he was unsure, never used the inbuilt cam meter, Ofcourse he is an established wildlife photographer, has his work published! and all I have is one pic published as a cover years back ) ).........
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@kkr2k2, the prices of the D90 have gone up. I was enquiring and apparently the demand has gone up after the introduction of the D7000. JJMehta has low prices on the website but last I called they did not have stocks.

About the D3000, I have heard too that it is nowhere near the D3100 or even the 1000D. I think it is too basic to be a DSLR. The D3100 is closer to the D5000 apparently, but sadly does not have AE bracketing. I think your suggestion of the D3100 is the best though as the OP has a predilection for manual photography.
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Old 20th January 2011, 11:54   #6168
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a Pentax, a few NIKONs,
I want to buy a DSLR to use all the old Nikor lenses. Advice required.
Buy Canon EF-S body you can use all your Pentax + Nikkor + Many more using mount adapters with AF confirm adapters ( except FD and Minolta MD mounts) , If you are ok with EVIL buy Sony NEX

Guys Yesterday I got my second M42-EOS adapter purchased for 17$ total and this one is quite an improvement over what I got last year.

Now I can set the Apurture value on the body to the same value I set using the aperture ring ( of course manually) so exif information is correct.

Few months back this kind of AF adapter was costing a bomb.
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....A portable version is a standalone version of the app which doesn't require installation......
That was really helpful info.

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I am someone that started taking pics at an early age of .....
Come and settle in Bangalore, I love to have neighbors like you

D90 prices have gone up ? Can I sell mine to get a 5D Mark II ?
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I am someone that started taking pics at an early age of err welll 2nd std.
2nd std is really early , I respect generocity of your father because that was an age when Camera was really expensive equipment.
I got Canon Demi half frame when I was in 7th Std and learnt manual controls, For many years I really thought that is the best camera in the world becuase it can make 72 photos from an expensive film while others can create only 35

Just like you after college days I was lost in auto P&S world for around a decade

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That was really helpful info.


Come and settle in Bangalore, I love to have neighbors like you

D90 prices have gone up ? Can I sell mine to get a 5D Mark II ?
+1 though I am not as Camera crazy as Shaju I think
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D90 prices have gone up ? Can I sell mine to get a 5D Mark II ?
Not to that extent. Yet. It is just that the D7000 is a huge step up; in price. I am targeting this camera as stated earlier, but I am really scared it will go off the market soon and I am not in a position to buy one immediately. You are lucky to have one.
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I use Photoshop CS4 on 3 PCs. But I can keep it activated only in two PCs. Whenever I leave for Bangalore, I deactivate the installation on the Manipal PC. Whenever I leave for Manipal, I deactivate the installation on the Bangalore PC.
If you are on Windows, there is a way to get CS4 running in both (or three, or n number of PCs) PCs at the same time with your key.

Deactivate from PC1, and before activating in PC2,

Edit the file in PC2

\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts to include

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127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 practivate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 ereg.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate.wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 3dns-3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 3dns-2.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-2.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 ereg.wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate-sea.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 wwis-dubc1-vip60.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate-sjc0.adobe.com
this much, and then activate on PC2.

Then do the same editing in PC1 and activate there as well. Voila! You will get two of them working at the same time. We are not cracking or not even changing any settings in the software at all, but just preventing Windows from communicating with Adobe activation servers.

Doing this is much safer because if your key ever leaks out, both installations of CS4 are gonna refuse the key when you try to activate it next time.

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Buy Canon EF-S body you can use all your Pentax + Nikkor + Many more using mount adapters with AF confirm adapters ( except FD and Minolta MD mounts)
Damn!!! How did I forget this one? Yes you can go for the Canon DSLRs too. But I would suggest 450D or 500D or a 550D(I think you can change to a brighter split screen in the 550D for easier manual focusing).


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If you are ok with EVIL buy Sony NEX. .....
I heard there are some issues with the NEX series while the MFT is more suitable to mount any type of lens.


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D90 - 43,450/-
D5000 - 31,950/- (just in-case you want a model higher than the D3100)
D3100 - 27,250/- (if you use a hand held meter and willing to focus manually)
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@kkr2k2, the prices of the D90 have gone up. ....
More than what is mentioned in the Nikon website??


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.....Come and settle in Bangalore, I love to have neighbors like you
I would invite the OP to Coimbatore, many places to visit around!!!
But I see he also stays in Hyderabad!!!

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D90 prices have gone up ? Can I sell mine to get a 5D Mark II ?
lolx............ you can!!!
Option(1)
Sell your D90, buy a large format camera, make good pics, sell those pics and fund your way to a 5D Mark II!!!
Option(2)
Sell your D90, apply for a loan, keep the sale proceedings for the down payment and buy the 5D Mark II.

Note: pun intended!!!

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I got Canon Demi half frame when I was in 7th Std and learnt manual controls, For many years I really thought that is the best camera in the world becuase it can make 72 photos from an expensive film while others can create only 35
Ah!!! you made me recollect some plastic camera my cousin used in early 90's and others used to envy it as it was capable of 72 frames while we ordinary mortals could only squeeze out 37 frames out of yashicas, ricohs, etc!!!

Now after years into digital photography, bought a Olympus Pen EE-3 just for the heck of it. But I use it as a back-up camera when I run out of battery!!!

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+1 though I am not as Camera crazy as Shaju I think
You should read this one:
Flickr: Discussing You know you are obsessed with Photography, when... in Hyderabad Photography Club (HPC)

and my fav part is this one:
295. You shoot at your own wedding in middle of all holy rituals and your FIL staring at you and thinking 'what is my daughter getting into??'
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..... I am targeting this camera as stated earlier, but I am really scared it will go off the market soon and I am not in a position to buy one immediately. You are lucky to have one.
Me tooo!!! I am not in a position to buy it nor I have any one who could gift me one!!! :(
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I heard there are some issues with the NEX series while the MFT is more suitable to mount any type of lens.
I was suggesting NEX to someone.. but after reading this I feel I should make him aware of the issues as well. Care to put more light on what kind of issues are there with NEX?
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If you are on Windows, there is a way to get CS4 running in both (or three, or n number of PCs) PCs at the same time with your key.

Deactivate from PC1, and before activating in PC2,

Edit the file in PC2

\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts to include



this much, and then activate on PC2.

Then do the same editing in PC1 and activate there as well. Voila! You will get two of them working at the same time. We are not cracking or not even changing any settings in the software at all, but just preventing Windows from communicating with Adobe activation servers.

Doing this is much safer because if your key ever leaks out, both installations of CS4 are gonna refuse the key when you try to activate it next time.
You are making it not register; using a copy in many machine
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I was suggesting NEX to someone.. but after reading this I feel I should make him aware of the issues as well. Care to put more light on what kind of issues are there with NEX?
Nothing major other than General lag in UI.
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I was suggesting NEX to someone.. but after reading this I feel I should make him aware of the issues as well. Care to put more light on what kind of issues are there with NEX?
Well what read is from the internet. I have seen many complain about the difficulty in removing the nikkor lens adapter and lack of many options of adapters. Some complained about the mis-match of the focus scale with respect to actual distances. Other complaint is that for the heavy lenses the camera becomes front heavy(of course this is also present in the MFT cameras too!!)
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Nothing major other than General lag in UI.
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Well what read is from the internet. I have seen many complain about the difficulty in removing the nikkor lens adapter and lack of many options of adapters. Some complained about the mis-match of the focus scale with respect to actual distances. Other complaint is that for the heavy lenses the camera becomes front heavy(of course this is also present in the MFT cameras too!!)
Thanks
I don't think difficulty in using a third party lens adapter in a camera can be seen as an issue with the camera itself.
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.....295. You shoot at your own wedding in middle of all holy rituals and your FIL staring at you and thinking 'what is my daughter getting into??'.....
As expected, thats my friend Raghuram and Priya
This month's Better Photography mag has his images and interview (wedding pocket guide). I love his photographs.
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As expected, thats my friend Raghuram and Priya
This month's Better Photography mag has his images and interview (wedding pocket guide). I love his photographs.
Ha ha, I didn't make out that it was Raghu!! Good, now I'll pull his leg when I meet him next . And oh yeah, he is one awesome photographer and one of the few film shooters around.
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