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Old 18th August 2012, 19:12   #10351
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eBay My World - modenterprisespvtltd

Looks pretty good going by the reviews and ratings, wouldn't you say.

To all, any pointers on how to ensure that the package seal is intact and there isn't any cheap duplicate of any item inside the package?
Nothing much.

Just check if there is insurance for damage in transit. The seller accepts returns within 7 days. If you are not satisfied with the item you can return the same.
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Old 19th August 2012, 05:36   #10352
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Same is available on ebay for 28,990.00. I got one last week

CANON EOS 550D DSLR CAMERA18-55 IS LENS 4-GB EOS CARRYING CASE 0% EMI 8700/- PM | eBay
Good, ebay is safe to buy compared to other online shopping, I have also bought the canon 1100d from ebay.in and was a good experience.
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Old 19th August 2012, 13:14   #10353
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In the last few days I added 3 new lenses to my collection:
17-55 f2.8
70-200 f4L
100 f2.8L Macro

100 Macro is just tooooo good!
I'd like to know if in your experience with your new lenses, there is any difference at all between a close up shot of a tiny subject each from your 100mm telephoto (referring to your 70-200mm f4L lens here) and 100mm macro lenses.
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2. 16-85 - Better build, Metal mount, costlier than the above. Better quality. Suits your people+landscape purpose like the 18-105.
This seems like a good lens, will read up on this.

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For now, I would suggest you go in for the 35 or 50mm prime. This would take care of situations whent the light conditions are not good (i.e. low light). I would personally prefer the 35mm AFS since it has a comparatively wider field of view as compared to the 50mm on a DX body.

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Thanks, the kit lens lens has worked well for me thusfar. Hence, thought of getting an additional lens and will mostly go in for a prime.

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Old 19th August 2012, 22:19   #10355
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This seems like a good lens, will read up on this.



Thanks, the kit lens lens has worked well for me thusfar. Hence, thought of getting an additional lens and will mostly go in for a prime.

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Which is the kit lens you have? ... missed that details somewhere...
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Old 20th August 2012, 10:10   #10356
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What would be the bare minimum accessories that I must have once I get my 550d, apart from the ones that come in the box obviously. UV Filter?
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Which is the kit lens you have? ... missed that details somewhere...
18-55mm. Wish It came with 18-105mm.
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Old 21st August 2012, 08:15   #10358
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18-55mm. Wish It came with 18-105mm.
The 18-55 will work just fine for your purpose. Time for the prime
Enjoy!
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Anyone using the 17-50 f/2.8 Tamron lens? Would like to hear from the users whether this is really worth its price. I am planning to replace my kitty (18-55mm f/3.5-5.6) with that.

Intentions are to have a wider aperture & more optical quality (Less CA, lower distortions, more sharpness) than the Sony DT 18-55mm which is not a bad one at all, as a kit lens.

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Anyone using the 17-50 f/2.8 Tamron lens? Would like to hear from the users whether this is really worth its price. I am planning to replace my kitty (18-55mm f/3.5-5.6) with that.

Intentions are to have a wider aperture & more optical quality (Less CA, lower distortions, more sharpness) than the Sony DT 18-55mm which is not a bad one at all, as a kit lens.
From what I have heard, the 17-50mm f2.8 non VC is very good. I think Shaju had it for sometime, you can check with him. But, I know a lot of people who are very happy with this purchase.
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Old 21st August 2012, 12:11   #10361
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I am looking at Neutral Density Filters, Graduated and Regular
Any recommendation on the same

I have shortlisted the below two.

Tiffen 77mm Digital HT Color Graduated ND .6 (4x) Glass Filter
Tiffen 77mm Digital HT 4x (0.6) Neutral Density Glass Filter
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Hi i have a non vc/is version of tamaron 17-50 and its quite good at the price point...you can check photos clicked by me here Flickr: Photo-Curry's Photostream

Except of IS and motor noise (not valid for most of the location) its offers max bang for buck w.r.t canon 17-55 is

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Anyone using the 17-50 f/2.8 Tamron lens? Would like to hear from the users whether this is really worth its price. I am planning to replace my kitty (18-55mm f/3.5-5.6) with that.

Intentions are to have a wider aperture & more optical quality (Less CA, lower distortions, more sharpness) than the Sony DT 18-55mm which is not a bad one at all, as a kit lens.
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From what I have heard, the 17-50mm f2.8 non VC is very good. I think Shaju had it for sometime, you can check with him. But, I know a lot of people who are very happy with this purchase.
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Hi i have a non vc/is version of tamaron 17-50 and its quite good at the price point...you can check photos clicked by me here Flickr: Photo-Curry's Photostream

Except of IS and motor noise (not valid for most of the location) its offers max bang for buck w.r.t canon 17-55 is
Thanks guys. I do not need to bother about IS/VR for any lens as the camera has sensor stabilization. Motor noise should be okay for me. What I need is image quality
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I'd like to know if in your experience with your new lenses, there is any difference at all between a close up shot of a tiny subject each from your 100mm telephoto (referring to your 70-200mm f4L lens here) and 100mm macro lenses.
HUGE

The 100mm Macro has a close focussing distance of about 30cm, and at this focal length, the size of the image on the sensor = size of actual object - ex. a grain of rice = 5mm, and the image of that grain on sensor = 5mm @ minimum focussing distance. The 70~200 can never match this lens in terms of magnification - 1:1.

The 70~200 is a great telephoto lens though - good for portraits and bird shots at close birding range.
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I am thinking of selling some of my old 4/3 lenses in order to finance my future camera purchase. Since the gear is from Olympus family, it is not so easy to sell in India.

I have this 50-200mm F/2.8-3.5 lens (non-SWD), which has effective FL of 100-400mm. I checked eBay.in and the SWD lenses are retailing for over a lakh.

zuiko 50-200mm | eBay

Now, the difference between SWD and non-SWD is about auto-focus, it is like USM. But the non-SWD are fast enough for all practical purpose. In fact, the non-SWD has wider aperture at most FLs compared to SWD version.

Angel Sanctuary: Zuiko 50-200 non SWD vs 50-200 SWD Apperture table

So I am a little confused about what is the fair price for a lens like this. The non-SWD is no more available. I bought this 4 years back, and is one of my best lenses.

The used non-SWD ones are going for around $800 in USA eBay. But I don't know how to sell in USA eBay, risk in shipping, etc.
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