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Old 4th March 2011, 16:27   #6646
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Guys quick question about Canon 15-85 IS USM and does anyone know latest price for this in grey and also with B&W.
Does canon non L lens purchased abroad carry international warranty or the warranty is country specific like bodies ?

Also pointers on price of Sigma 17-70 OS will be appreciated.
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Old 4th March 2011, 17:33   #6647
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Can you call Fotocirlce for the prices. They have the best prices in India. Its in Bangalore but i have never been that much in Bangalore to guide you with the address.

15-85 should be around 35-45k in India( My guess). The same in US would be around 750USD.
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Guys quick question about Canon 15-85 IS USM and does anyone know latest price for this in grey and also with B&W.
Does canon non L lens purchased abroad carry international warranty or the warranty is country specific like bodies ?

Also pointers on price of Sigma 17-70 OS will be appreciated.

AFAIK all canon lenses come with international warranty.
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Old 4th March 2011, 18:22   #6649
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Generally it is international warranty on:

Film SLR cameras
Flash/Speedlights
Lenses
Some accessories such as filters

National or country specific warranties on DSLRs.

And Nikon USA doesnt bother to provide even paid service and repairs on grey market items.

I imagine Canon would take a similar line. Check their website for more info.

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Folks need your help on this lens for my D90.

AF NIKON 70-300mm f/4-5.6G ZOOM-NIKKOR

Is it ok for a price of 7k? Or do I REALLY need a VR lens.
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Old 5th March 2011, 09:10   #6651
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Folks need your help on this lens for my D90.

AF NIKON 70-300mm f/4-5.6G ZOOM-NIKKOR

Is it ok for a price of 7k? Or do I REALLY need a VR lens.
Nikon India website says its for INR 6,185(Maximum Retail Price)

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The VR version is definitely a great thing but you have to decide, whether you want to pay that price!!
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Folks need your help on this lens for my D90.

AF NIKON 70-300mm f/4-5.6G ZOOM-NIKKOR

Is it ok for a price of 7k? Or do I REALLY need a VR lens.
Depends on where you intend to use the lens. If shooting in bright daylight then the non VR version will serve you well as it is a value for money lens IMHO.

However, in low light surroundings the VR version will help you take photos without camera shake messing up the photos. And the VR has a far better build quality than the non-VR version, including a metal mount instead of plastic on non VR. The VR has ED element(s) too. It (VR) takes really sharp pics that become a bit soft towards the 300mm range.

There's a huge price difference (almost 5x) between the two. So that tells you a number of things related to build quality and features, not to mention performance. Decide carefully because you don't want to be selling your non-VR version to upgrade later. :-)

If I were you I'd buy the VR version. Lenses are long term investment unlike DSLR bodies that become obsolete in 2-3 years.

Cheers!
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Folks need your help on this lens for my D90.

AF NIKON 70-300mm f/4-5.6G ZOOM-NIKKOR

Is it ok for a price of 7k? Or do I REALLY need a VR lens.
IMHO the older G version is one Nikon's worst efforts in making a 70-300 lens. The new VR is way way better but if the high cost deters you go for the newer 55-300 or the older D 70-300 or one of the third party equivalents.

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Old 5th March 2011, 14:04   #6654
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Anybody knows where to find a good Photographer's Jacket in Bangalore?
Prices?

-- Torqy

Let me see if i can at least get the look, if not the shot.
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AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D

Finally finally I got my Macro lens today. Picked up from Chandni Chowk from my usual & regular source. Costed 28K.

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Nikon India website says its for INR 6,185(Maximum Retail Price)

The VR version is definitely a great thing but you have to decide, whether you want to pay that price!!
Thanks for the info.

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Depends on where you intend to use the lens. If shooting in bright daylight then the non VR version will serve you well as it is a value for money lens IMHO.

However, in low light surroundings the VR version will help you take photos without camera shake messing up the photos. And the VR has a far better build quality than the non-VR version, including a metal mount instead of plastic on non VR. The VR has ED element(s) too.
There's a huge price difference (almost 5x) between the two.
Very wise advise. Indeed the price difference was a concern but yes I need to think more.


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AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D

Finally finally I got my Macro lens today. Picked up from Chandni Chowk from my usual & regular source. Costed 28K.
Very nice purchase. A good price too.
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AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D

Finally finally I got my Macro lens today. Picked up from Chandni Chowk from my usual & regular source. Costed 28K.
Congrats gd1418, this is a lovely lens at a superb price I must say. Makes me feel like buying a macro..but the lens that I am aiming for is the 24-70 (already in your collection) sometime later this year.

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Very wise advise. Indeed the price difference was a concern but yes I need to think more.
Best to save up and buy a better lens than to get something of 'chalta hai' quality and then rush to upgrade after a while.

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Ok guys here's the update: Once in the camera store, I lost my head and the heart ruled. I walked home with a D7000 kit with an additional 35mm prime (f1.8G) thrown in. And two fast memory cards to fit in the twin slots of the beast.
Congrats pjay_in. Have fun with your new DSLR. The D7000 is one of the best in the market today.

Cheers!
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Finally finally I got my Macro lens today. Picked up from Chandni Chowk from my usual & regular source. Costed 28K.

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Congrats.

You have an amazing collection of lenses.

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AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D

Finally finally I got my Macro lens today. Picked up from Chandni Chowk from my usual & regular source. Costed 28K.

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wow congrats, now shows us some super macros :P
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Anybody knows where to find a good Photographer's Jacket in Bangalore?
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Any info on the availability?

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