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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 17th April 2012, 23:17   #9646
Senior - BHPian
 
clevermax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tvm/Amsterdam
Posts: 1,565
Thanked: 360 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Pentax is making very good DSLRs. At the same price, you may be getting a better equipment from Pentax. But here we are forced to buy either Canon or Nikon, so you don't have any choice.

Yes the camera in question is quite old as well, it doesn't have movie feature, I suggest D3100.

Last edited by clevermax : 17th April 2012 at 23:19.
clevermax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th April 2012, 23:38   #9647
BHPian
 
gopikb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 419
Thanked: 106 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by clevermax View Post

Yes the camera in question is quite old as well, it doesn't have movie feature, I suggest D3100.
Thank you clevermax for your help in clearing up my confusion
gopikb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th April 2012, 00:16   #9648
BHPian
 
lucifer1881's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 280
Thanked: 645 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by R2D2 View Post
...Also, the 50mm 1.8D is a FX lens the effect will be of a mild telephoto equal to about 75mm on a full frame camera...
Not sure I understand what you are saying here, R2D2. Whether the 50mm lens is FX or DX, when used on a DX body the effective focal length will be 75mm.

A 35mm lens on a DX would have an equivalent focal length of roughly 50mm.
lucifer1881 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th April 2012, 01:06   #9649
Senior - BHPian
 
R2D2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Punya Nagari
Posts: 1,669
Thanked: 789 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by lucifer1881 View Post
Not sure I understand what you are saying here, R2D2. Whether the 50mm lens is FX or DX, when used on a DX body the effective focal length will be 75mm.

A 35mm lens on a DX would have an equivalent focal length of roughly 50mm.
lucifer1881, not sure what is confusing you. You are saying exactly the same thing I did. In context to the query by theragingbull, the 1.8 D being referred to, and the one that he wanted compatibility info on,is an FX lens.
R2D2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 18th April 2012, 18:12   #9650
BHPian
 
SPEEDY_RACER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 392
Thanked: 156 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Hi All,

i own a Canon 550d camera and came through a website which as pristine condition lens for sale.

usually they do the Negotiations when the user tries to go for a new lens by giving the old lens, they pick up the lens in very pristine condition, and provide Canon/ their Warranty for 6 months before they sell.

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens -- i came through this lens which suits my requirement and budget and the price of selling this lens is also cheap(as i am getting it for 10,000) rs.

is it a good buy or not, i am just a mid range photographer.
SPEEDY_RACER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2012, 07:12   #9651
BHPian
 
autocrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 668
Thanked: 536 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPEEDY_RACER
Hi All,

i own a Canon 550d camera and came through a website which as pristine condition lens for sale.

usually they do the Negotiations when the user tries to go for a new lens by giving the old lens, they pick up the lens in very pristine condition, and provide Canon/ their Warranty for 6 months before they sell.

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens -- i came through this lens which suits my requirement and budget and the price of selling this lens is also cheap(as i am getting it for 10,000) rs.

is it a good buy or not, i am just a mid range photographer.
I would never risk buying a used lens. If you need a good budget telephoto, get the Canon 55~250 - brand new with 2 year warranty for approx 15000/-
autocrat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2012, 07:27   #9652
BHPian
 
Durango Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 655
Thanked: 501 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Guys is this a good deal? I'm new to the world of DSLR's and would this be an ideal buy for a newbie like me. Kindly advise.Canon EOS 550D SLR: SLR: Camera Review, Price in India, Compare: Flipkart.com
Durango Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2012, 10:52   #9653
Senior - BHPian
 
R2D2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Punya Nagari
Posts: 1,669
Thanked: 789 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by R2D2 View Post
According to web reports D3200 is expected to be announced this month.
Ok it's party time at Nikon: they announced the D3200 - a 24.2 MP (from a DX sensor, wow!) DSLR @ US $700 for the kit with the 18-55mm lens, plus a new 28mm 1.8G nano coated 'gold rim' (Nikon's equivalent of Canon's L series lenses) FX lens again priced at $700.

TBHPians thinking of a D3100 may want to check this new camera out before finalising. Nikon has sure been burning the tarmac since Jan 2012 with multiple product announcements.

Also, the Canon 1DX will be available in June '12 and the 24-70 F/2.8L IS-II, also announced at the same time in Nov 2011, will be available in July. No reasons given for the delay.

Canon says EOS-1D X will arrive in June, with 24-70mm F2.8L II USM in July: Digital Photography Review

Cheers!
R2D2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2012, 11:24   #9654
BHPian
 
altius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 215
Thanked: 50 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Durango Dude View Post
Guys is this a good deal? I'm new to the world of DSLR's and would this be an ideal buy for a newbie like me. Kindly advise.Canon EOS 550D SLR: SLR: Camera Review, Price in India, Compare: Flipkart.com
You could get it for a couple of thousands less in some of the camera shops. Try calling Doss (Ebby Camera) at 9380283542

Last edited by altius : 19th April 2012 at 11:26. Reason: Added contact number
altius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2012, 11:33   #9655
BHPian
 
kartikk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 139
Thanked: 45 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Any pointers for renting lens' in Bangalore, apart from Toehold and Tappars, not able to find wide angle primes with any of these.
kartikk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2012, 12:40   #9656
BHPian
 
Durango Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 655
Thanked: 501 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by altius

You could get it for a couple of thousands less in some of the camera shops. Try calling Doss (Ebby Camera) at 9380283542
Thanks, I live in Chennai, is this shop also in Chennai?
Durango Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2012, 13:23   #9657
Senior - BHPian
 
shajufx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: BLR & Muscat
Posts: 1,576
Thanked: 269 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by R2D2 View Post
Ok it's party time at Nikon: they announced the D3200 - a 24.2 MP ........
Looks like Nikon is affected by a virus called 'mega pixel-o-phobia' !! I feel Sandisk has secretly signed a business deal with Nikon, more mega pixel = more memory cards on sale !! I wont be surprised if they launch a D90s with 36 MP too

How is your D800 doing ? Anything special felt so far ? I dont have an upgrade itch yet unless fashion and glamour comes my way ! Friends who are in regular interaction with me have moved from 5D MII to MIII already and showing off to the best way they can. I love to own a D4 but right now its too high to reach !
shajufx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2012, 13:32   #9658
BHPian
 
arvind71181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: TN-14
Posts: 730
Thanked: 682 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Durango Dude View Post
Thanks, I live in Chennai, is this shop also in Chennai?
Yes, it is in Chennai. Spencer Plaza (Phase 2 if I remember right). I had got my 550d from the same shop around a year back when they were retailing the cam for 34000 with kit lens. Dont think the price is the same though as when I went some time back to pick up the 55-250 lens, the price had increased to around 36k. Good shop though!!! Hope this helps
arvind71181 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2012, 13:56   #9659
BHPian
 
Durango Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 655
Thanked: 501 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by arvind71181 View Post
Yes, it is in Chennai. Spencer Plaza (Phase 2 if I remember right). I had got my 550d from the same shop around a year back when they were retailing the cam for 34000 with kit lens. Dont think the price is the same though as when I went some time back to pick up the 55-250 lens, the price had increased to around 36k. Good shop though!!! Hope this helps
Thanks Arvind. Will give it a try when I decide to go in for one.
Durango Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2012, 15:28   #9660
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 89
Thanked: 29 Times
Default Re: The DSLR Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPEEDY_RACER View Post
Hi All,

i own a Canon 550d camera and came through a website which as pristine condition lens for sale.

usually they do the Negotiations when the user tries to go for a new lens by giving the old lens, they pick up the lens in very pristine condition, and provide Canon/ their Warranty for 6 months before they sell.

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens -- i came through this lens which suits my requirement and budget and the price of selling this lens is also cheap(as i am getting it for 10,000) rs.

is it a good buy or not, i am just a mid range photographer.
Do they allow you take a few test shots before buying? Is yes, then IMO its worth taking a few test shots and then if you are satisfied everything is fine, go ahead and seal the deal.

Mind sharing where you are buying it from? I am also on the look for good used lenses. Mostly in the wide angle range something like 10-20mm.
flycatcher is online now   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 19:55.

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