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Old 8th May 2012, 12:31   #9721
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I am more interested in Nikon D3100 as it is slightly cheaper..
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Are you sure? In my opinion it's the other way round. Canon is around 1.5k cheaper than Nikon. I m using 1100D and find it decent enough. Still a lot to learn though. Don't know about Nikon though. Both are decent entry level slrs in my opinion. Visit a showroom and have a feel of both and decide.
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Hi everybody,
I am in a hunt for my first DSLR.My maximum budget is 30k and the options are Nikon D3100 and Canon EOS 1100D both with 18-55mm kit lens.I am more interested in Nikon D3100 as it is slightly cheaper and has 14.1MP compared to Canon's 12.x.Also Nikon D3100 is the best selling DSLR in Japan as per Smart Photography Magazine.Please help me out of this dilemma.
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Don't pixel peep. A 7MP more than does the job for regular hobbyist.

Both are competent products, pick any. It won't disappoint you. Both systems have wide range of lens available.
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My maximum budget is 30k and the options are Nikon D3100 and Canon EOS 1100D both with 18-55mm kit lens.
I bought the Nikon D3100 in August 2011 for Rs.27K.
Extremely satisfied with it.
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Old 8th May 2012, 16:29   #9724
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I am in a hunt for my first DSLR.My maximum budget is 30k and the options are Nikon D3100 and Canon EOS 1100D
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It may be worthwhile to check out the recently released D3200 with a 24MP (wow!) sensor. Wait for it before making the final decision
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Old 9th May 2012, 11:57   #9725
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Congratulations R2D2, I hope your D800/D4 are not among the one that have a lock up issue acknowledged by Nikon. Hopefully this one can be fixed with a firmware update unlike the black tape (quite an awesome idea) on the 5dMKIII for light leak issue.

Nikon Investigating Issue of D4 and D800 DSLRs Locking Up During Usage; Offers Temporary Fix
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^^ Agree to R2D2. Nikkon D3200 is launched in US. It comes with 18-55mm kit lens
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Congratulations R2D2, I hope your D800/D4 are not among the one that have a lock up issue acknowledged by Nikon. Hopefully this one can be fixed with a firmware update unlike the black tape (quite an awesome idea) on the 5dMKIII for light leak issue.

Nikon Investigating Issue of D4 and D800 DSLRs Locking Up During Usage; Offers Temporary Fix
Thanks buddy HW. Yes I am aware of to lock up and other issues including the D800 battery recall. In the run up to the delivery of the camera(s) I was very keenly keeping a track of user feedback on photo forums including pdonline and dpreview. So far my cameras are behaving themselves on the lockup. And the D800 battery was not from the recall affected lot. So far so good. Touch wood! But it is a bit disappointing to see Nikon and Canon release products with QA issues. These giants are obviously not infallible.
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^^ Agree to R2D2. Nikkon D3200 is launched in US. It comes with 18-55mm kit lens
It was launched in India last month. Not sure about the availability and price. The d3200 supposedly uses the same sensor as the Sony NEX7 with Nikon's tweaks and their Expeed engine.

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can't seem to find the multi quote feature. Please merge this post with the previous one if necessary.

PS - I found it :-)

PPS - http://roeschphotography.blogspot.in...nikon.html?m=1

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But it is a bit disappointing to see Nikon and Canon release products with QA issues. These giants are obviously not infallible.
True!

These companies seem to have a shift in their approach from building top of the line camera to getting first to the market. The pressure of competition seems to be getting them.

Its good products that eventually stay in the market and not some shoddily built and badly tested ones.
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True!

These companies seem to have a shift in their approach from building top of the line camera to getting first to the market. The pressure of competition seems to be getting them.

Its good products that eventually stay in the market and not some shoddily built and badly tested ones.
Oh believe me they are not shoddily built but have chinks in the proverbial armour. manufacturers have too much to lose if they sell badly built high end bodies. The biggest driver for nearly all Japanese companies to release products ASAP has been the slowdown and/or loss of business due to the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011

But let's not rush to condemn them. Sad fact is QA issues are expected in a product that is mass produced, electronics, cars, etc the first few batches are prone to QA problems. It is just that the large volume of units, suspect commercial pressures + the larger than life image of the 2 giants Nikon and Canon make them them susceptible to bashing. :-) IMHO only please.

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Guys,need help!!

Which lens to go for?Canon 55-250 IS II or 70-300 USM
How about sigma,tamron 70-300mm?
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Guys,need help!!

Which lens to go for?Canon 55-250 IS II or 70-300 USM
How about sigma,tamron 70-300mm?
Go for the 55-250. I have the lens, its reasonably sharp through the range and even on my 7D 18mp sensor. You can correct CA (negligible though) in Canons DPP.

70-300 is slightly soft from 250mm onwards.

I have the Tamron 70-300 mm as well. Its good only for portrait / macro. Hopelessly soft after 230 mm. If you have bright objects in frame, it produces purple/blue fringing and outdoors you get a lot of lateral CA. Not worth at all, if your photos usually have lot of highlights and contrasty edges.

Edit: Tamron lenses generally have piece-to- piece variations. Thorough check needed before you buy.

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Go for the 55-250. I have the lens, its reasonably sharp through the range and even on my 7D 18mp sensor. You can correct CA (negligible though) in Canons DPP.

70-300 is slightly soft from 250mm onwards.

I have the Tamron 70-300 mm as well. Its good only for portrait / macro. Hopelessly soft after 230 mm. If you have bright objects in frame, it produces purple/blue fringing and outdoors you get a lot of lateral CA. Not worth at all, if your photos usually have lot of highlights and contrasty edges.

Edit: Tamron lenses generally have piece-to- piece variations. Thorough check needed before you buy.
Could you please post few clicks you did with 250mm and tamero(especially tameron macro).

I am bit confused now.What I am looking at is clarity.
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Could you please post few clicks you did with 250mm and tamero(especially tameron macro).

I am bit confused now.What I am looking at is clarity.
I have to fish out the tamron pics from my HDD, but here is what I have from 55~250 at 250mm (moon pic heavily cropped)

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Please don't have a doubt - Canon lens is superior by miles. The extra moneys worth is seen when you see the results. Click on the bird image to get a larger view (the twig was shaking in the wind, and handheld shot - possible to get a sharper image than this).

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I have to fish out the tamron pics from my HDD, but here is what I have from 55~250 at 250mm (moon pic heavily cropped)

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Please don't have a doubt - Canon lens is superior by miles. The extra moneys worth is seen when you see the results. Click on the bird image to get a larger view (the twig was shaking in the wind, and handheld shot - possible to get a sharper image than this).
Thanks.That is a nice photo.So what is feel is we can compromise for another 5omm,right?
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