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Old 29th July 2011, 10:35   #8221
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If you can get hold of a Nikon mount the Tokina 11-16 is a fantastic lens. This is basically a prime from 11-16mm and does fantastic job wide open at F2.8.

I would pick the 11-16mm eyes closed. May be open to inspect the copy
UWAs are fantastic, but you cannot shoot all kinds of landscape with ultra wide. Ultra wide is useful for very special kind of photography.
If its not your cup of tea, get a 15-XX kind of zoom, much more versatile
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I am waiting and watching till thanksgiving festival in the U.S this year,
This lens is one of the toughest to get in stores. They are available online but very tough to find them in stores.

If i were in us i wouldnt buy a lens new. I would go after used market where these lenses come and go very quickly.

Fredmiranda.com, KEH are some sites i used to use when i was there.
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UWAs are fantastic, but you cannot shoot all kinds of landscape with ultra wide. Ultra wide is useful for very special kind of photography.
If its not your cup of tea, get a 15-XX kind of zoom, much more versatile
Hi Tanveer,
How about picking up something like the nikon 10-24 UWA.
With this, onw would get to choose how wide one wants to go right?
Or is my understanding wrong?
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Hi Tanveer,
How about picking up something like the nikon 10-24 UWA.
With this, onw would get to choose how wide one wants to go right?
Or is my understanding wrong?
Cheers,
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In many settings you often want to go as narrow as 50-80mm, esp in mountains. I used a 10-24 lens earlier (canon mount tamron) , and often I found myself hampered.
Now 16-85 from Nikon is my primary. When I switched systems, I did not get myself a UWA.
For somebody very interested in arcitechture, UWA would be great
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In many settings you often want to go as narrow as 50-80mm, esp in mountains. I used a 10-24 lens earlier (canon mount tamron) , and often I found myself hampered.
Now 16-85 from Nikon is my primary. When I switched systems, I did not get myself a UWA.
For somebody very interested in arcitechture, UWA would be great
As Tanveer has rightly pointed out, unless you are really close to the subject an UWA is not going to help that much and you'll end up including more clutter than you want.
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Guys, need some pointers. Is 28k a fair price for a Nov'10 D3100(+kit lens)?

EDIT: Used for around 2800 shots

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Guys, need some pointers. Is 28k a fair price for a Nov'10 D3100(+kit lens)?
EDIT: Used for around 2800 shots
Why do you want to go for a used piece, however good condition it is in when you are getting a new one around that price.
you can buy Canon 1100D which is coming with new and improved 18-55IS II kit lens for 28K, using any discount coupons, plus you will get a tripod free
Buy Canon DSLR EOS 1100D With 18-55mm IS II Kit at Best Price in India - Also find Specifications, Photos, Features & Reviews

Also, nikon D3100 is available for 31962-1200= 30762/- along with a tripod and 8gb card free. Isn't that a good price. Plus you can also opt for EMI option if you want to.
Buy Nikon DSLR D3100 with 18-55mm IS Kit Camera at Best Price in India - Also find Specifications, Photos, Features & Reviews

I hope this helps

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Why do you want to go for a used piece, however good condition it is in when you are getting a new one around that price...
I hope this helps
Ooops, should have been clearer. I want to sell mine.
But from your response, I infer this isn't a fair price then?
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Ooops, should have been clearer. I want to sell mine.
But from your response, I infer this isn't a fair price then?
I seriously, thought you were considering a pre-owned purchase.I wouldn't have posted if I knew that you are contemplating selling your D3100.
Please ignore my post and try to sell it for the best possible post
All the best.
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In many settings you often want to go as narrow as 50-80mm, esp in mountains. I used a 10-24 lens earlier (canon mount tamron) , and often I found myself hampered.
Now 16-85 from Nikon is my primary. When I switched systems, I did not get myself a UWA.
For somebody very interested in arcitechture, UWA would be great
I would agree to what tanveer says. And I've felt exactly the same when shooting at Ladakh this time. I've rented a 17-40mm and I found myself using that lens much much more than my 10-22mm. Now I'm planning to buy one lens in that range. Any suggestions apart from the obvious 17-40mm? Heard good things about Tamron 17-50mm, considering that it would lighter on pocket.
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Heard good things about Tamron 17-50mm, considering that it would lighter on pocket.
I had the initial version of the Tamron 17-50. In fact when i got my first camera Canon 20D i had a 50mm F1.8 for close to 4 months before getting the second lens which was 17-50. The lens is a bit noisy but does very well. The pictures are overall sharper after 20mm while 17mm has some corner fall off.

The newer version should be better for sure.

I may also look at the Tokina 16-50 which is underrated lens. The lens goes a little wider at 16mm and does everything the 17-50 does. I would give Tokina a preference over the Tamron.
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Thanks Tanveer, HW & Kaushik.
Thankfully, a friend of mine already has the nikon 16-85.
I shall try it out next week.
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This is an interesting read!

Sarcasan - You and your DSLR

Talks about many people becoming wannabe photographers with a DSLR buy. I liked the sarcasm in this blog

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You know what I dread the most? When you go for a photowalk. Apparently it is exactly like your normal walk, expect for the fact that you annoy other people with your camera during your walk, thereby intruding their privacy. You shoot pictures of mango sellers, beach, shops, and everything you find. Then you post process it and make it look pretentious. And then you put your logo and copyright. Yeah, because P.C.Sreeram is looking to sneak away your photos and plagiarize it in his next movie. Some of you even put “Rights reserved” at the footer of the image. I wonder what rights you have reserved for yourself. It is tiring to see “Ram photography” , “Shyam photography” or “Soorpanaka photography” as image footers.
No, I never went for any photo walks in busy streets! And will not plan any such thing, after reading this!! he he

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This is an interesting read!

Sarcasan - You and your DSLR

Talks about many people becoming wannabe photographers with a DSLR buy. I liked the sarcasm in this blog

An excerpt

No, I never went for any photo walks in busy streets! And will not plan any such thing, after reading this!! he he
Brilliant, bloody brilliant. Ha ha.

Anyways,folks, whats a better buy between:

1) Slik f740 tripod
2) Slik f630 tripod

Open to different brands too, max budget of 2.5k.
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.....I never went for any photo walks in busy streets! And will not plan any such thing, after reading this!! he he
Oh you are back ? Someone told me you sold your DSLR after reading this

Jokes apart, Sunil, some are good in writing as some are good in photographing, its not always we see both worlds come together in one brain. He enjoys writing as we enjoy shooting. Now what we are shooting and how we are presenting it is all an individual thing, I cant tell you "You should not do this, you should not go there, you should not put your name" etc. I enjoy putting my signature below the image than clicking itself. If I am not proud of myself, I will never enjoy what I am doing nor improve or learn from the action itself.

There are far better written DSLR stuff, teasing everyone in full glory, links of which were posted in this thread itself many times. Some are fun to read.
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