Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears > Gadgets, Computers & Software


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 30th November 2011, 08:19   #8881
BHPian
 
pjay_in's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 396
Thanked: 19 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Without breaking the momentum of some ongoing discusssons, may I start mine?

I have been living without a tripod so far, but now I think the time has come to think about one. Having never thought about one, I don't know what to look for. Any pointers on the type (screw/clip, metal/fibre), make etc. would help. I live outside India right now so no need for store recommendations unless you want to tell me about great dealers in Australia (C300?). My budget would be below AUD 200 if that is good enough.

Secondly, along with a tripod, a remote release for my D7000 would be nice. Does this come with different options too?

Adding as an afterthought: I don't use heavy lenses - the 70-300 VRII is my heaviest so you know what I mean. I don't intend to buy more lenses in the near future.

Last edited by pjay_in : 30th November 2011 at 08:21.
pjay_in is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2011, 09:44   #8882
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 892
Thanked: 281 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

I got a new D3100. Still learning the basics.
Any idea on how to prevent misting on the lens when leaving an A/C room?
I was scared that my lens had conked.

Last edited by wildsdi5530 : 30th November 2011 at 09:49. Reason: typo
wildsdi5530 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2011, 10:07   #8883
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Noida
Posts: 126
Thanked: 17 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by wildsdi5530 View Post
I got a new D3100. Still learning the basics.
Any idea on how to prevent misting on the lens when leaving an A/C room?
I was scared that my lens had conked.
May I know the price you paid for 3100. Any freebies that you have got with this? I am also planning to buy one.

Regards
sparkguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2011, 10:28   #8884
BHPian
 
yogi1771's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: mumbai
Posts: 631
Thanked: 14 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Ok even I have joined the DSLR bandwagon,got the Nikon D3100.

A few noob queries.

1) Are uv filters necessary,if required which one to get.

2) Lens hood-bit confused should go for uv filters or hood or get both.

3) Which cleaning kit to get.

4) Good budget DSLR backpacks or sling bags

P.S Links will be appreciated
yogi1771 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2011, 10:31   #8885
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Noida
Posts: 126
Thanked: 17 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by yogi1771 View Post
Ok even I have joined the DSLR bandwagon,got the Nikon D3100.
Dear yogi;

If you can answer to questions I had put regarding
1) price of 3100
2) any freebies
3) good place to buy around noida

Rgrds

Last edited by Technocrat : 1st December 2011 at 02:12. Reason: fixed quotes
sparkguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2011, 10:38   #8886
BHPian
 
yogi1771's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: mumbai
Posts: 631
Thanked: 14 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

@sparkguy I got the DSLR second hand,4 months old hardly used for 23.5k.I got in the box the usual stuff which Nikon ships with.The market price here in Mumbai is around 27k.
yogi1771 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2011, 10:52   #8887
Senior - BHPian
 
sachinj12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Waukesha
Posts: 1,185
Thanked: 160 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by yogi1771 View Post
Ok even I have joined the DSLR bandwagon,got the Nikon D3100.

A few noob queries.

1) Are uv filters necessary,if required which one to get.

2) Lens hood-bit confused should go for uv filters or hood or get both.

3) Which cleaning kit to get.

4) Good budget DSLR backpacks or sling bags

P.S Links will be appreciated
1) Get the Hoya filters. The filters also act as protection for the lens. If by chance you happen to scratch the front element,you can throw away the filter and get a new one. You can't throw away your lens if its scratched.

2)I prefer using the lens hood. It helps reduce the glare at times. Keep in mind to remove the hood when you fire flash,else you will have vignetting effect.

3) Any kit will do. You will mostly need a blower and a brush and a lens cleaning tissue.

4)Try out a few bags and decide for yourself. If you have no intention of adding any lens in near future, get the basic, it will accommodate a DSLR and an additional lens. Try Lowepro/Tamrac. These are really good quality bags. If you don't want to spend so much on bags, get the bags sold by Nikon.

Last edited by sachinj12 : 30th November 2011 at 11:02.
sachinj12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2011, 11:07   #8888
Senior - BHPian
 
architect's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ghaziabad, U. P
Posts: 1,239
Thanked: 359 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by sparkguy View Post
3) good place to buy around noida
Rgrds
Jumbo Electronics or Joshi's shop (don't know the exact name, it's next to the lift / atrium which is close to the Canon showroom) at TGIP Mall, Noida
architect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2011, 11:39   #8889
BHPian
 
falcon009's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 88
Thanked: 4 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

I use my Canon EF-S 18-55mm kit lens once a week. Recently when i opened the lens case, i was surprised to see fungus on the outer side of the lens. Being on the outer side i cleaned it off with a lens pen. Lucky the fungus hasn't itched the lens. I keep my SLR packed with silica gel but i do keep the SLR inside a closed almira though. Is this the reason?
falcon009 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2011, 11:55   #8890
BHPian
 
jp2u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: chennai
Posts: 228
Thanked: 16 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Hi guys, the SLR bug has not spared me as well and am in the process of getting one for myself and the first question rises, which brand :(

whats the difference between a canon and nikon brands ?
Which is a better camera to buy and why does i see everyone holding a canon either in the movies or on TV's

Hope i have not asked the same question for the N'th time
jp2u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2011, 13:00   #8891
Senior - BHPian
 
sachinj12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Waukesha
Posts: 1,185
Thanked: 160 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by jp2u View Post
which brand :(


Which is a better camera to buy and why does i see everyone holding a canon either in the movies or on TV's

Hope i have not asked the same question for the N'th time
You have asked the same Q n power Nth time. Both are equally good.

Pick from either of the stable. Generally, Canon lens are cheaper compared to Nikon. What is your budget? What sort of photography do you intend to do?


Quote:
Originally Posted by jp2u View Post
My budget is around 50k + or - a few thousands

Photography type is a question mark now just random clicks with some close up wildlife shots
For 50k, you can consider Canon 550D,Canon 600D (tilt screen),Nikon D5100 and Nikon D90.

If you are serious about wild life you need to get at least a 300mm lens. Else the kit lens will suffice for most.

I bought a D90 and spent a good 60k on it, itching for the 70-300VR but no money at present. So, you might want to consider a lower end body to spare cash for the lens!

Last edited by sachinj12 : 30th November 2011 at 13:16. Reason: Reply to post
sachinj12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2011, 13:08   #8892
BHPian
 
jp2u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: chennai
Posts: 228
Thanked: 16 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by sachinj12 View Post
You have asked the same Q n power Nth time. Both are equally good.

Pick from either of the stable. Generally, Canon lens are cheaper compared to Nikon. What is your budget? What sort of photography do you intend to do?

My budget is around 50k + or - a few thousands

Photography type is a question mark now just random clicks with some close up wildlife shots
jp2u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2011, 17:23   #8893
BHPian
 
harshavardhan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 97
Thanked: 10 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Hi,

Buy the Hoya filters . . . Expensive but worth it. You wouldn't want the cheap UV filter glass to spoil the snaps of the costly lens . . . Do you ?

Cleaning kits made by Vangaurd are very good . . . especially the 3-in-1 cleaner. Costs about rs. 900 /- or so.

W.r.t D-SLR bags: Check out the Lowepro at www.lowepro.com and see the Sling Shot 302 AW. It's an awesome bag. Or as an alternative you can also look at Flipside 300 series.

Check flipkart or other sites for the best deals.

Hope the above information helps.

-Harshavardhan



Quote:
Originally Posted by yogi1771 View Post
Ok even I have joined the DSLR bandwagon,got the Nikon D3100.

A few noob queries.

1) Are uv filters necessary,if required which one to get.

2) Lens hood-bit confused should go for uv filters or hood or get both.

3) Which cleaning kit to get.

4) Good budget DSLR backpacks or sling bags

P.S Links will be appreciated
harshavardhan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2011, 17:44   #8894
Senior - BHPian
 
clevermax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tvm/Amsterdam
Posts: 1,566
Thanked: 360 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by harshavardhan View Post
Hi,
Buy the Hoya filters . . . Expensive but worth it.
+1
I have Hoya Skylight 1B filter and a Hoya CPL. Both are excellent products, but a bit more expensive than some of the budget ones.
clevermax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2011, 18:17   #8895
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Delhi
Posts: 2,105
Thanked: 983 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by clevermax View Post
+1
I have Hoya Skylight 1B filter and a Hoya CPL. Both are excellent products, but a bit more expensive than some of the budget ones.
Not as expensive as B&W. https://www.schneideroptics.com/ecom...ay.aspx?cid=57
These are supposed to be much better than normal Hoya Filters, primarily due to better glass and filter mounts. They are a part of the Schneider optics, who make some of the best medium and large format lenses.
Aroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DSLR Video Discussion Sankar Gadgets, Computers & Software 129 18th August 2017 19:07
On a Temple Visiting Spree! Returned with only 1 wish. Need a DSLR! mclaren1885 Travelogues 23 27th July 2007 11:21


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 02:24.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks