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Old 20th June 2012, 11:57   #9961
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^^^ I just bought a D90 body as i had couple of Nikon 15 year old Lenses which seem to fit only on D90 and D7000. I did a comparison of the two when i was at the store and found the D90 did fit my use better and was slightly cheaper.

Once i am comfortable with this i would possibly upgrade to new age body and lenses so D90 seemed like a wonderful choice. Intend to use it in my Tadoba trip and will post some pictures soon.

I fling with photography started in 1996 when i bought by N70 with two lenses and then later stopped as it was quiet expensive and cumbersome to experiment with settings and then wait for the films to be developed, also was a pain to change ISO ratings midway through the shoot. Now with Digital age this does not seem to be a issue at all. Possibly best time to pick up a DSLR and experiment.
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Old 20th June 2012, 12:01   #9962
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I am looking for a budget telephoto lens for my D 40. I have shortlisted two:
Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro
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Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Among these two, which is better? Is there any other lens I should look at this price point?
Any help\pointers will be much appreciated.

Between the 2, pick the Nikon. Eyes closed. I own a copy and can vouch for it.

Check this-

WTS: Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED *Pics Added*

FS: Nikkor 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 VRII 22k in Bangalore

Bangalore buyers Advantage: 70-300 VRII Nikkor Zoom

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Which Nikon would be an appropriate step-up from a D40: D90, D7000 or D5100? General purpose shooting, better low-light shots being a priority.
If money is not a criteria, get the D7000. D7000 and D90 have inbuilt focus motors. So your old manual lens will work on 'em.

My preference D7000 followed by D90 followed by D5100.

FS: Nikon D7000,45K,Bangalore only Body





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^^^ I just bought a D90 body as i had couple of Nikon 15 year old Lenses which seem to fit only on D90 and D7000. I did a comparison of the two when i was at the store and found the D90 did fit my use better and was slightly cheaper.

Once i am comfortable with this i would possibly upgrade to new age body and lenses so D90 seemed like a wonderful choice. Intend to use it in my Tadoba trip and will post some pictures soon.

Congrats!

When it is time to upgrade, you can consider the rumored D600. A budget full frame :-)

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Old 20th June 2012, 12:39   #9963
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I was mulling over buying a DSLR or a high end P&S for my Europe trip. I bought a Nikon Coolpix P510 High end P&S and had absolutely no regrets. It gave fantastic results and didn't have to lug around multiple lenses and the hassle of changing them etc. I also invested in a 32 GB Class 10 SDHC card and a Benro 660 Tripod (which was too bulky for the trip; so was left behind). Shot all pics in 16 MP Fine quality and pics speak for themselves.
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Between an entry level DSLR (that's on the way out) and a high end P&S (Bridge). I think it's better to go for the high end P&S (bridge). Sorry for the back to back posts.
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Old 20th June 2012, 16:09   #9965
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Between an entry level DSLR (that's on the way out) and a high end P&S (Bridge). I think it's better to go for the high end P&S (bridge). Sorry for the back to back posts.
I think it still depends on your shooting needs. By the way, very good output from the camera! pictures are neat.
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Old 20th June 2012, 16:21   #9966
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I think it still depends on your shooting needs. By the way, very good output from the camera! pictures are neat.
Thanks, Clevermax. You are right. My needs were a good P&S with a big optical zoom and I looked no further than the P510 with a 42X Optical zoom. All these pics were shot in the auto mode. It also saved me a lot of cash too costing Rs.23232 as against DSLR which would have been at least double with a good lens.

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@sachinj12: thanks for the inputs and for the links. I am not a member of JJM forums and some how the forum is not allowing me to register also - so I am not able to check the links you have posted.
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Thanks, Clevermax. You are right. My needs were a good P&S with a big optical zoom and I looked no further than the P510 with a 42X Optical zoom. All these pics were shot in the auto mode. It also saved me a lot of cash too costing Rs.23232 as against DSLR which would have been at least double with a good lens.
42x is a lot of zoom !
Was that Alfa rented by you?

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42x is a lot of zoom !
Was that Alfa rented by you?
Naah, I went on a group escorted holiday via Thomas Cook. During a fuel stop at the Italian-Austrian border saw this red Alfa and couldn't resist.
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Hi,

This is one of my queries again for the Sony range. I am planning on buying a prime lens for portrait photography. Now I am in two minds between buying a used Minolta 50mm 1.7 AF and the brand new Sony 50mm DT 1.8 lens.

What are the pros and cons of both the lenses? My cousin in UK has checked out the used Minolta there and it is costing around 70 to 90 GBP and the Sony brand new one costs around Rs 7500 here. So pricewise both are pretty much the same. Only thing is that the Minolta will be 20 years or more older and used and the Sony would be brand new. But, Minolta is faster by one stop than the Sony. And some of the reviews on the net says the Minolta to be better in output, but Sony has better optics.

Considering this, pls suggest what shall I do? I have a slight inclination to go for the Sony as it will be brand new and with Sony India warranty. But, is the Minolta IQ far superior than Sony despite being an older model? Or this slightly larger aperture in Minolta 1.7 a makes big difference in IQ? My need is general portrait with a very good bokeh. So if someone can suggest any other lens also it all right.
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Bought a Canon 60D couple of weeks ago to replace my 1000D. So far so good. The jump from the entry level 1000D is quite evident in the results.

Also, bought a Sandisk Extreme Class 10, 32GB SD card from eBay. The claimed write speed for the card is 45 MB/sec. Should be excellent for HD videos.
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Anybody looking for Canon 550D DSLR for immediate buying.
Look no further than this deal at ebay.
Canon EOS 550D Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens 2 Years Canon India Warranty | eBay

550D with kit lens for 27.9k. Awesome deal!

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As this is special extraordinary price FOR JUST 1 DAY by E.bay Support the bookings are anticipated to be heavy so those who can bear waiting for 1-3 weeks, those who are in hurry pl excuse stocks are limited first come first all efforts will be made to ship faster but to be on safe side please do note
P.S Buyer's discretion advised.

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Anybody looking for Canon 550D DSLR for immediate buying.
Look no further than this deal at ebay.
Canon EOS 550D Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens 2 Years Canon India Warranty | eBay

550D with kit lens for 27.9k. Awesome deal!
Feedback on seller ain't that great. As much as 6 -ve reviews in the past month.

Good deal, but a risky one.
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Feedback on seller ain't that great. As much as 6 -ve reviews in the past month.
Good deal, but a risky one.
I would have taken the offer, if I didn't have the camera already. The score ain't too bad for the seller.
In my last 6 years with ebay, I never had a disappointing experience. Infact, on 20th June itself I ordered the Canon 50mmF/1.8 from Ebay, and recieved it already yesterday.
Have ordered few more things yesterday. I was looking at ebay, as I got a 7.5% discount coupon valid for just 2 days.
Damn , I should have delayed my lens purchase, got only 5% off on that.
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Guys,

Added 2 new Canon lenses to my collection - 70-200 f4 L (non IS) and a 17-55 f2.8.

The 70-200L is brilliant - the 17-55 is good, but I feel my 15-85mm is just as sharp, and has better focal length range on either side. 17-55 has a 2.8 aperture and at 55mm is a great portrait lens as the bokeh is beautiful!
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