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Old 11th August 2011, 23:20   #8296
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I like the Canon S95 and Sony DSC HX9V when it comes to comparison with a DSLR quality. Lot of Pros are carrying them as a frequently used cam in their moves.
Yes, I have tried my hands on S95, I must say its an amazing cam for that size which even delivers RAW images. If am not wrong Rudra always carries S90 with him. (S90 is a predecessor of S95.)
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for Nikon you mean i guess, i have one. it's great. light on weight, light on pocket and great in taking pictures of anything and everything. i would say a must have.
I am planing to go ahead with that lens for my upcoming Nikon D5100. Do we need F mount adapter for using it on D5100?

Why is there a shortage for Nikon D5100 & D7000 in Goa & Bangalore??

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Old 12th August 2011, 10:42   #8298
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Came to know that Nikon has a "Total Number of Pictures Taken" count in its Exif-data.
Now when I buy (most probably a D3100) will the count start from zero?
I want to ensure that I get a brand new piece.
Can this count be reset by the dealer?

(My local dealer has quoted 30K for the D3100, while flipkart rates are 31,962).
Check this Nikon D3100 and use RCOMLB1 coupon to get 1K discount.

You will get F740 Tripod + 8GB Card +4GB Card + DSLR Bag. But befor you decide anything Pls. check for Nikon Warranty T&C

I am also planing to buy Nikon D5100 next week. I will mostly go with local dealer as, I don't want any warranty issue later on.
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I am planing to go ahead with that lens for my upcoming Nikon D5100. Do we need F mount adapter for using it on D5100?

Why is there a shortage for Nikon D5100 & D7000 in Goa & Bangalore??
you can check the compatible lenses to D5100 on nikon website itself, i guess. choose one of those in your price range and requirements.
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<don't know where to look>.

Not really Suess, a 35mm on a full frame body is more a normal rather than wide. Wides are < or =28mm focal length.
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hope you are earning super money with your super 300/2.8! can you post some pics or if you have already psoted some, point me to them, i would like to see some models!

regarding, wide angle lens and all that i just missed the word "almost" before wide angle for FX. i think, anything below 35mm is wide for FX(being is 35mm film/sensor). 24mm and less is where ultra wide starts.
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I will mostly go with local dealer as, I
don't want any warranty issue later on.
Absolutely, you would do well to buy only from an authorised dealer. Nikon's warranty is applicable only to products sold through authorised channels.

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I am planing to go ahead with that lens for my upcoming Nikon D5100. Do we need F mount adapter for using it on D5100?

Why is there a shortage for Nikon D5100 & D7000 in Goa & Bangalore??


D5100 and D7000 are new and very popular. That explains the hard to get stock. Also, all Nikon lenses are F mounts, there is no adapter required.



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hope you are earning super money with your super 300/2.8! can you post some pics or if you have already psoted some, point me to them, i would like to see some models!

i think, anything below 35mm is wide for FX(being is 35mm film/sensor). 24mm and less is where ultra wide starts.
No Suess, I don't earn money with that lens, I am not a pro. I had posted some test samples on the non auto image thread. It is pretty heavy and needs a tripod/monopod unless you are ok with aching arms after while.

As for some real super-duper exotics - I am aware of at least 1 person here who owns a 600mm telephoto prime.

Yes many people consider <35mm as wide, but I take 28mm. But then opinions and definitions vary. Choose your own theory.

Cheers!
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hope you are earning super money with your super 300/2.8!....can you post some pics.....
Sorry brother, you will be disappointed ! The day he got his 300mm, all the animals and birds in the state migrated to another state

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.....I had posted some test samples on the non auto image thread.......
That was a poor Myna who 'missed the boat' in the migration process
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Sorry brother, you will be disappointed ! The day he got his 300mm, all the animals and birds in the state migrated to another state


That was a poor Myna who 'missed the boat' in the migration process
LOL! That was hilarious Shaju!

Yeah and the Myna's leg was tied to the tree so she cannot fly away!
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LOL! That was hilarious Shaju!

Yeah and the Myna's leg was tied to the tree so she cannot fly away!
I have gone through the pics on Noon-Auto Image forum, those really are good pics. impressive the sharpness and softness in foreground simply worth the money. but if it was tied you don't need 300mm! ;-)
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Absolutely, you would do well to buy only from an authorised dealer. Nikon's warranty is applicable only to products sold through authorised channels.


D5100 and D7000 are new and very popular. That explains the hard to get stock. Also, all Nikon lenses are F mounts, there is no adapter required.

How about Nikon FX Format? Do they directly fit Nikon D3100/D5100/D7000?
I was planing for Nikkor AF-S 50mm f1.8G prime lens (This is only available in FX Format) where as in DX Format AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G is available.

What is the exact difference between DX & FX. I am getting confused.

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I have gone through the pics on Noon-Auto Image forum, those really are good pics. impressive the sharpness and softness in foreground simply worth the money. but if it was tied you don't need 300mm!
I think you are commenting on someone else's picture LOL! Myna image is mainly a tree branch, search through the leaves, you will find the poor Myna who got shocked and frozen looking at the 300mm Anyway it was a field test of aperture blade, zoom ring, VR feature and the power of biceps. We will wait to see the real picture anytime from now !

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....What is the exact difference between DX & FX. I am getting confused.
This link will clear all your confusion Nikon DX vs FX
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How about Nikon FX Format? Do they directly fit Nikon D3100/D5100/D7000?
I was planing for Nikkor AF-S 50mm f1.8G prime lens (This is only available in FX Format) where as in DX Format AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G is available.

What is the exact difference between DX & FX. I am getting confused.
A FX is a full frame sensor the size of 35mm film - 24x36mm, while a DX is a crop sensor also called APS-C. Check this article by KR Nikon DX Format Cameras

Since you are buying a DX camera I would suggest you go in for the 35mm 1.8G DX. The 50mm 1.8G is for FX (full frame) cameras. It will save you some money. Only buy a FX lens if you plan to upgrade to FX or buy a FX body (and use the DX camera as a backup body) in the future.


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I have gone through the pics on Noon-Auto Image forum, those really are good pics. impressive the sharpness and softness in foreground simply worth the money. but if it was tied you don't need 300mm! ;-)
Thank you Suess. This lens is known for its sharpness, colour, contrast and bokeh (for its price it better be). Check these pics in a review by a pro. Some were taken with the 2X teleconverter fitted for focal length of 600mm @ F/5.6. They are fabulous. Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR II Review

Is it worth the money? Well it depends who you ask, my spouse for one doesn't. She thinks I am mad. But I just love the lens (I call my copy 'Optimus Prime'). Can't call it a Rolls Royce coz it's bigger and even more expensive siblings, the 400mm F/2.8 and 600mm F/4, are fabulous. So let me say it's like having an Aston Martin in your garage.
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Thanks R2D2. Asahi Pentax SLRs and lenses had the old school charm to it. The all metal high quality construction meant durability for decades.

Honestly, I wasnt expecting the same quality from their latest offering but the build quality of K-5 and 31mm has blown me away, especially the 31mm.
Its built like a tank with smooth precision movements. Attention to detail can be seen throughout - a simple example is this front metal lens cap which has some kind of plush green velvet fabric inside for smoother operation.

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I always have had hunch for Pentax, in fact before purchasing my D300 I was all set for the K7 ..

BTW my boss did buy a K5 and I was blown away by the pic quality.Note that he is using the 250$ 50-200 and a 31mm f/1.8 lens
Here is the Link to his flickr-
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Dear friends, I need to purchase a DSLR with a budget of Rs. 40,000 max. I have used the P&S camera for for 6 yrs Konica Minolta DiMage X1, now its time to upgrade as I learned a lot about photography. Please help me out. Thanks in advance.
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Dear friends, I need to purchase a DSLR with a budget of Rs. 40,000 max. I have used the P&S camera for for 6 yrs Konica Minolta DiMage X1, now its time to upgrade as I learned a lot about photography. Please help me out. Thanks in advance.
Consider the Canon 550D, falls well in your budget.


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Well I was particularly stuck on this one EOS 550D Kit (EF S18-55IS)
Any other option.?
The 550D makes for a great camera. You can also consider the Nikon D5100 kit. I don't know about other brands, I will let others comment on it.

Are you looking only at Canon/Nikon stable?

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