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Old 3rd December 2011, 21:40   #8926
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.....older one had vignetting issues with FF cameras......
Agree, I read it somewhere, will check if that really matters in my real time situations. As of now I might be adding D7000 as back up for serious work, so 70-200 can permanently be on that DX body, where vignetting can matter. Hope that makes sens.

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....What is that anti humidity gadget called? I have a substantial investment in lenses and would like to use one of them over and above my silica gel pouches.
I will get all those tiny stuff only on Monday. Will update on that here, even an image if required. Its a white color tiny thing like an electronic calling bell with few cells and wires inside.

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100% crop from a 16 MP image from my A35 taken at 210mm, manual focus......
Looks nice and clean.
Buddy I am waiting for your feedback on the lens we discussed. There are 2 more guys in the line to pick up.
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Looks nice and clean.
Buddy I am waiting for your feedback on the lens we discussed. There are 2 more guys in the line to pick up.
Sorry mate I couldn't meet him yesterday as I got stuck with the long long shopping... :( came back home from it at 10:20 PM.

He said he'll be out of station today - I will give him a call tomorrow to fix a meeting again, and also indirectly convey we're still interested
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As of now I might be adding D7000 as back up for serious work, so 70-200 can permanently be on that DX body, where vignetting can matter.
2 camera bodies with the D7K for 'serious' work (?!)..have you turned into a pro Shaju? I recall reading one or more of your posts where you did indicate becoming a full time photographer. If yes, wish you the very best!
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Planning not to purchase the default lenses (18-55) & go for something like 18-135 to 200 based on commercials,

Get the 18-105, should suffice for most normal use. I find the 18-105 sufficient for all my usage. Except, of course wild life.

Or consider this Nikon India Private Limited

You might consider lens from different brands too..
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...have you turned into a pro Shaju? ..... If yes, wish you the very best!
Yes dear, trying to make some bucks after spending for the last 3 years nonstop. Everyone keeps saying DSLR is a money pit, now I am at the rock bottom of it not able to climb up and I need some hay to catch on to come up to the natural light around.

I will call myself a PRO only when I can cover the cost of my bag and its contents. Hope that happens before I need to start selling lenses to feed my kids Thanks for the wishes and I really need prayers and blessings than anything else. If its written for me, it will go well, otherwise no regrets too !
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I will call myself a PRO only when I can cover the cost of my bag and its contents. Hope that happens before I need to start selling lenses to feed my kids
God forbid that you ever see a situation where you need to sell your lenses to feed the family! Wish you all the best in your new endeavour and God bless.


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Interesting part is, Santa came in the shape of a friend who is moving 100% to videography and selling all his PRO DSLR gear for very reasonable price, I dont want to mention figures here. He was a hobbyist so none of these are abused, in fact not even used properly. My only wish is to do justice to these glasses in the coming days. It might be a silly thing to majority of our engine wengine souls here, but this was something like my 'dream come true'
do you have another friend selling gems like that, I need one of those gems

Congrats, I can just dream of all those lenses in my bag at one time
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Old 4th December 2011, 09:37   #8933
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do you have another friend selling gems like that, I need one of those gems....
Thanks guys !

Rajeev, certain things just happen when its the right time, I have to believe it, because thats whats happening to me now. Nothing is pre-planned. There is a 24-70 2.8 for 50k available. Our Clever will give the feedback on the condition soon.
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Hello Experts,

I am here again for shopping. Last week I purchased Canon 550D with 18-135. Now I am out for purchasing flash. Canon makes are too costlier so avoiding them. So here are the deals. Please suggest me from following list and any make flash which falls around Rs.6k

1) Nissin Di466: Rs.4800
2) Nissin Di622: Rs.7200
3) Sunpack PZ42X: Rs.6800

I heard lot of good reviews about YongNuo YN468 II but unfortunately it is available in India with premium on ebay. Normally this should come @Rs.6k. China sellers sell it at $100 with shipping.

Basically I need simple E-TTL flash with basic features. Nothing extra is needed. Does anybody own any of these flashes? What are the advantages or disadvantages in these models?
I got Sunpack PZ42X for Rs.6500. It is decent flash and I could see very consistent results with flash. Flash has sufficiently good range and works excellently in E-TTL mode. LCD Monitor at the back is really good. This is decent looking well-built flash.
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Hello Experts,

I am here again for shopping. Last week I purchased Canon 550D with 18-135. Now I am out for purchasing flash. Canon makes are too costlier so avoiding them. So here are the deals. Please suggest me from following list and any make flash which falls around Rs.6k

1) Nissin Di466: Rs.4800
2) Nissin Di622: Rs.7200
3) Sunpack PZ42X: Rs.6800

I heard lot of good reviews about YongNuo YN468 II but unfortunately it is available in India with premium on ebay. Normally this should come @Rs.6k. China sellers sell it at $100 with shipping.

Basically I need simple E-TTL flash with basic features. Nothing extra is needed. Does anybody own any of these flashes? What are the advantages or disadvantages in these models?

You can order the Yongnuo Flash directly from Ebay. Yongnuo themselves do not ship to India.So you can look at third party 100% positive sellers. Many get them within 14 days.

Ill say buy the RF 602 TX/RX. and if you in future want to go wireless, the Nissin will not work on the 602.

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Hello Guys,

I am thinking to jump onto the DSLR bandwagon. I have been using a simple Sony T-70 P&S. I request you guys to help me to choose a good DSLR within maybe 30k INR.

My wife is a Bharathanatyam dancer and i need a good cam to shoot / record her performances. Need a good zoom feature so that i can shoot the stage area from some distance.(it will save me the trouble of setting up shop near the stage area - inconvenience to audience)

In the above connection, which DSLR + lenses + equipments, accs would be most ideal to me? Also this camera will be used to shoot at regular functions and outdoor trips & travel shots.

Pls guide me accordingly !!!
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^^ Why not a good Prosumer Superzoom? Like this one: PowerShot SX40 HS - Canon India - Personal

Below 30k you can get either Canon 1100D or Nikon D3100. Below 30k Telephoto lenses available for D3100 are- 55-200 VR DX, 55-300 VR DX and 70-300 VR FX. For stage area shooting you will need a faster autofocus so 55-200 & 55-300 are out.

You may also like some good EVIL camera: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...l-cameras.html
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^^ Why not a good Prosumer Superzoom? Like this one: PowerShot SX40 HS - Canon India - Personal

Below 30k you can get either Canon 1100D or Nikon D3100. Below 30k Telephoto lenses available for D3100 are- 55-200 VR DX, 55-300 VR DX and 70-300 VR FX. For stage area shooting you will need a faster autofocus so 55-200 & 55-300 are out.

You may also like some good EVIL camera: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...l-cameras.html

Thanks for your quick response. JJ Mehta has on offer Canon EOS 1000 D with Twin lenses ( 18-55mm + Tamron 70-300) for about INR 31K. Do you feel the above will be a good buy ??
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Thanks for your quick response. JJ Mehta has on offer Canon EOS 1000 D with Twin lenses ( 18-55mm + Tamron 70-300) for about INR 31K. Do you feel the above will be a good buy ??
1. 1000D was a good beginner camera when it came out, but now the game has moved forward. I used 1000D for around a year and sold it last month. For your usage limited ISO range(800 Auto/1600 manual) may be an issue.

2. Along with the 1000D's limited ISO range Tamron 70-300 without Image stabilisation will be bad choice for low light photography(Stage in your case).

3. The kit lens bundled with 1000D is without IS.

I feel Canon 1100D+Canon 55-250 IS/ Nikon D3100+Nikkor 55-200 VR will be better choices for you. I recommend Nikon D5100 + 70-300 VR FX if budget can be stretched.

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Hello Guys,

I am thinking to jump onto the DSLR bandwagon. I have been using a simple Sony T-70 P&S. I request you guys to help me to choose a good DSLR within maybe 30k INR.

My wife is a Bharathanatyam dancer and i need a good cam to shoot / record her performances. Need a good zoom feature so that i can shoot the stage area from some distance.(it will save me the trouble of setting up shop near the stage area - inconvenience to audience)

In the above connection, which DSLR + lenses + equipments, accs would be most ideal to me? Also this camera will be used to shoot at regular functions and outdoor trips & travel shots.

Pls guide me accordingly !!!
For stage performances you will mostly dealing with low lights (spot metering will be needed) .. I suggest you get a camera with good high ISO performance and a big aperture lens.

Check for deals with Canon 50D, it is a pro category DSLR and has a good high ISO performance. You may get a deal for a used camera. Remember for the same price as entry level New DSLR, you may get a used pro DSLR for same price.

With that you get a 50mm f/1.4 prime lens. If you are left with more bucks or slightly high on budget then try the 85mm f/1.4 . It is a one time investment, and you'll not get an itch to upgrade soon.

Or you can also try the Nikon D90, since it is an outgoing model there also you'll get deals. With 50D you get a mag alloy body and high quality plastics.
Canon ranging from 1000D to 550D all feels like cheap plastic.
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