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Old 28th March 2012, 11:20   #9511
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I am a complete noob at the DSLR thing and have been using a digi cam till date. I am planning to graduate to an DSLR and have a budget of around 50-55k. The brand I have in mind is Canon as my FIL has a Canon & collection of lenses which I can use

I need advice on the model and kit which would be most appropriate for regular travel photography to begin with and one of visits to National parks.

Also please suggest decent camera stores in Pune where I can get a good deal along with freebies if possible.
I think you should wait for a few days as the EOS 600D is about to be launched. It is going to be an important release since a new processor is to be included in the same (DIGIC 5)

It will be within your budget and you will be left with some money to buy the 55-250 or better lens

Dont know about Pune but mumbai has a market at Bora Street where you can get a good bargain.
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Old 28th March 2012, 11:45   #9512
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I think you should wait for a few days as the EOS 600D is about to be launched. It is going to be an important release since a new processor is to be included in the same (DIGIC 5)
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I guess you are referring to 650d. 600d is already available
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I guess you are referring to 650d. 600d is already available
Oh ya that was a typo..its the 650D
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I guess you are referring to 650d. 600d is already available
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Oh ya that was a typo..its the 650D

What is the ideal price for 1)550D 2)600D 3)650D with 18-55 and 55-250 lenses??

Which is the best with my budget of 55k.
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Old 28th March 2012, 15:55   #9515
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The are some good deals on Lowepro bags in Ebay India. Those interested may check out. I am planning a Adventura 140 for my Sony A500 with 28-70 and 70-210 lens. I may carry my camcorder too. Is it OK for this combo
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What is the ideal price for 1)550D 2)600D 3)650D with 18-55 and 55-250 lenses??

Which is the best with my budget of 55k.
If you wait for the 650D you should be able to get it around your budget with the Kit lens and a 55-250
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Old 28th March 2012, 17:41   #9517
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Folks any idea where i can get a D90? Due to the recent floods in Thailand not much of stocks around
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Folks any idea where i can get a D90? Due to the recent floods in Thailand not much of stocks around
Nikon stoped making D90 ages ago, nothing to do with thailand floods regarding D90.
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My first few shots in 550D. Yet to get hold of it.
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My first few shots in 550D. Yet to get hold of it.
Nice ones Rabbit!!
Is this with the kit lens 18-55mm ISII?
Please do post the EXIF data.
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Thanks.I am a newbee to this.
Yes.Its kit lens 18-55 IS II

Detail : EXP f5.6 Shutter : 1/4000
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Nikon stoped making D90 ages ago, nothing to do with thailand floods regarding D90.
Really? You should tell Nikon to remove it then from their current cameras line up - Nikon | Imaging Products | Digital SLR Cameras

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Folks any idea where i can get a D90? Due to the recent floods in Thailand not much of stocks around
Try eBay India - lots available.
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Nikon stoped making D90 ages ago, nothing to do with thailand floods regarding D90.
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Really? You should tell Nikon to remove it then from their current cameras line up - Nikon | Imaging Products | Digital SLR Cameras
AFAIK D90 has been withdrawn from developed countries, it is still supplied for some markets like India. The current issue can be due to supply shortage due to Thai floods.

Try out D7000 and D5100, they come with a brilliant sensor.
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Does anybody own or have experience with these lenses ...

1. Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon U.S.A. : Consumer & Home Office : EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

2. Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR from Nikon

What I gather from reviews is that they are much better compared to the kit lenses. Are these lenses worth the extra cash ?
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Ok Guys. So I finally bought the Tripod today.

I was considering the Vanguard Espod 203AP and 203AB. Upon some research found that ball head tripods are preferred for Still photography so I was looking for Espod 203AB. The qouted price was 4400 and I was ready to buy it. Then I accidentally went to Chroma and saw some tripods there. One of them was a Ball head one. Upon looking deeper I actually started liking this one over the 203AB and the price was 2300. So I finally bought it. For once I actually asked myself am I buying a Tripod from Chroma but then it actually looked substantially better and then who does not want to save some money.

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The carrying Pouch. This also is of better quality than the Espod.
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The meaty ball head. This head was atleast twice as chunky and heavy as the Espod one. Plus somehow this rotated more freely.
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The length of the legs is also longer, plus the height increasing mechanism of the head was simpler.
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The stability and sturdiness of the legs was comparable and I couldn't pick any of the two.
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All three legs have foam covering. Espod had only two although I guess it does not matter much.
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Quick release switch. Much Much sturdier and heavier system and I think should last sometime.
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Camera Mounted.


One surprising factor is that in the specification it was written that the Tripod can take 10 Kgs load. I think its a typo as even a lot more expensive one's have what 3Kgs capacity. I am not sure.
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