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Old 30th March 2012, 01:12   #9526
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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
Maybe, we all need to tell Nikon to take off d3000 and d5000 off the website since both of them went out of production Too

There is always left over stock of lower end models, since these are mass produced without back orders, hence when new bodies become available, these are still left on the website so the big retailers like Costco/bestbuy/etc can clear there stock without having to do a big clearance sale. But that is my opinion, take it or leave it
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Old 30th March 2012, 13:24   #9527
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Default Manual flash for DSLR- cheap and good

Guys, I bought a new manual flash for 2.7k (including shipping). I would like to share its details for members benefit.

Specifications
Guide number: GN33 for TT900
Vertical rotation angle: 0~90
Horizontal rotation angle: 0~270
Consistent Flash Output: 1/128,1/64,1/32,1/16,1/8, 1/4,1/2,1/1
Recycle time: approx 0.1~5s (AA alkaline cell used)
Lighting times: 100 to 1500 times (AA alkaline cell used)
Equipped with a pull out reflector/diffuser
Batteries (Optional):4 AA Alkaline/4AA Rechargeable Ni-MH
An optical receiver hosted inside makes the flash an optical
slave if needed.
Suitable for all DSLR Camera with standard hot shoe, such as
Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Olympus, and so on.

ON/OFF button----------------Turn the flash on/off
MODE button------------------Switch between M / S1 / S2 mode
Test button----------------------Fire a test flash
Power Up button--------------Increase the power output of the flash
Power Down button----------Decrease the power output of the flash
including items in 1 box
Flash Unit (1) Soft Pouch .(1)
Mni-stand (1) Printed Documentation
Dimensions & G.Weight ...............7.5 x 3 x 2.1"; 285 G

dealer is reachable on anishvideolink@gmail.com , hope those who are looking for cheap and good flashes can make use of this... I am happy to share my experience.
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@thelightning. Is that a TTL flash or a non TTL FLash? Never heard of proplus. hence asking.
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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
Here you go! (Times of India, Bangalore edition, 31st Mar 2012)
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Question Lowepro Quick Case

Planning to buy Lowepro Quick Case 120 Camera Case for my Nikon D3100, any feedback?

Flipkart.com: Lowepro Quick Case 120 Camera Case: Camera Bag
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Hi,

We plan to gift a DSLR to our friend. He hasnt used a DSLR before. The budget is 50k.

He doesnt like the idea of changing lens. Could we buy him a Canon 1100D body alone with canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens? Is that a viable option?

I could not find the 1100D body on sale at Flipkart and do not know how much that will cost. The lens comes at 28000.

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Hi,

We plan to gift a DSLR to our friend. He hasnt used a DSLR before. The budget is 50k.

He doesnt like the idea of changing lens. Could we buy him a Canon 1100D body alone with canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens? Is that a viable option?

I could not find the 1100D body on sale at Flipkart and do not know how much that will cost. The lens comes at 28000.

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Your friend is quite lucky to have a friend like you.

Why not consider the 550D? Well within the budget.


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Picked up an Tripod HAMA 62, from europe.

Please find the picture.. it tells its a heavy duty.. on can handle upto 10KG's
10kg?!! You sure its not a typo?

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Picked up an Tripod HAMA 62, from europe.

Please find the picture.. it tells its a heavy duty.. on can handle upto 10KG's
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Planning to buy Lowepro Quick Case 120 Camera Case for my Nikon D3100, any feedback?

Flipkart.com: Lowepro Quick Case 120 Camera Case: Camera Bag
Looks good and feels light.

I've used the thinktank holster v20 V1 and now use the V50 v2 with a speedbelt. Works pretty good for me. The little elastic pouch in the front is just awesome to slide in the lens cap and cleaning cloth. Has a side pouch for batteries and what not.

Digital Holster 10 V2.0
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Hi,

We plan to gift a DSLR to our friend. He hasnt used a DSLR before. The budget is 50k.

He doesnt like the idea of changing lens. Could we buy him a Canon 1100D body alone with canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens? Is that a viable option?

I could not find the 1100D body on sale at Flipkart and do not know how much that will cost. The lens comes at 28000.

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Since you say he does not like changing lens, why not buy him an advanced P&S with that very good budget that you have??

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Planning to buy Lowepro Quick Case 120 Camera Case for my Nikon D3100, any feedback?

Flipkart.com: Lowepro Quick Case 120 Camera Case: Camera Bag
How about this one?

Flipkart.com: Tamrac Travel Pack 73 Photo Backpack (Model# 5373) Camera Bag: Camera Bag

I bought this around a month back for my 550d and am really happy with the product. Check this out if it interests you!!!

Thanks Arvind and Sachin,

I too suggested an advanced P&S, but our man wants a DSLR and preferably with an all purpose lens.

550D would mean that there is not enough cash left for replacing the kit lens with a better zoom lens.

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Thanks Arvind and Sachin,

I too suggested an advanced P&S, but our man wants a DSLR and preferably with an all purpose lens.

550D would mean that there is not enough cash left for replacing the kit lens with a better zoom lens.

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This thing is a little over 55k.

Canon EOS 550D SLR: SLR: Camera Review, Price in India, Compare: Flipkart.com

Scout around, you might find a better price.

Or, as you suggested, buy a 1100D and get the lens separately. You will get better deals on a combo compared to separate buy.
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Looks good and feels light.

I've used the thinktank holster v20 V1 and now use the V50 v2 with a speedbelt. Works pretty good for me. The little elastic pouch in the front is just awesome to slide in the lens cap and cleaning cloth. Has a side pouch for batteries and what not.

Digital Holster 10 V2.0
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How about this one?

Flipkart.com: Tamrac Travel Pack 73 Photo Backpack (Model# 5373) Camera Bag: Camera Bag

I bought this around a month back for my 550d and am really happy with the product. Check this out if it interests you!!!

Thanks!

The freebie bag which came along with the camera is okay but 1) hard to open quickly, 2) too big for the D3100, 3) looks ugly! So wanted one with the smallest possible size which hugs the contours of the camera.
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550D would mean that there is not enough cash left for replacing the kit lens with a better zoom lens.
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My personal opinion is that buying the best body should be your aim because the body will remain for a long time. Lenses can/need to be added later anyways.

I think leaving the lens purchase for him would be a good idea. Get him a 650D if you can wait for a few weeks (i would have done that at any cost looking at the upgrades). Else just buy the 600D which is within 50k.
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My personal opinion is that buying the best body should be your aim because the body will remain for a long time. Lenses can/need to be added later anyways.

I think leaving the lens purchase for him would be a good idea. Get him a 650D if you can wait for a few weeks (i would have done that at any cost looking at the upgrades). Else just buy the 600D which is within 50k.

Beg to differ. A body can do only so much unless you are looking for something specific. If you are a casual/hobbyist. It makes sense to buy a decent body and put your money on glass.

I agree with your second point though. Lens purchase decision is best left to the user.
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Beg to differ. A body can do only so much unless you are looking for something specific. If you are a casual/hobbyist. It makes sense to buy a decent body and put your money on glass.

I agree with your second point though. Lens purchase decision is best left to the user.
I agree that the body has a limited role to play, but IMHO the there is a huge difference between the 1100D and the announced 650D specially fro someone new to photography.

Anyways the imp point i want to make is that the body is a onetime investment so one should not compromise within the available budget. you can always add a lens later.
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