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Old 8th November 2012, 21:07   #10921
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Nikon D5100 with Standard 18-55 kit lens at 30K (after some negotiation).
I do not have any idea about the pricing of this model.
Is it wise to buy this now when considering the new model D5200 is announced (not sure whether we can expect any price cut in future).
However I will not go for 5200 as I am pretty happy with D5100. Only confusion is in price.
Please help.
As far as I'm given to understand, the D5200 has flash commander capability (not sure about this though). If that's so and you're certain you will want to develop your strobist skills (and are willing to make those purchases when you do), the 5200 might be worth it if it can be had for between 45-50 because a commander adapter on the D5100 itself can be around 10k. If people know about cheaper yet reliable wireless flash adapters, I'd be happy to hear.
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Old 8th November 2012, 21:20   #10922
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I have a D3000 with no flash commander capability. A friend suggested the cowboy studio flash trigger unit. I have been using it for an year and quite satisfied with the results. I'm not sure if they are compatible with speedlites though.

The build quality is so-so yet it met my expectations given the price. I added yongnuo's instead of Nikon speedlites since I was going full manual with my setup.

http://www.amazon.com/CowboyStudio-N...io+2+receivers
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Old 8th November 2012, 23:53   #10923
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Forgot to add to my previous post... "with TTL metering capability as well"
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Hi All,
Nikon D5100 with Standard 18-55 kit lens at 30K (after some negotiation).
I do not have any idea about the pricing of this model.
Is it wise to buy this now when considering the new model D5200 is announced (not sure whether we can expect any price cut in future).
However I will not go for 5200 as I am pretty happy with D5100. Only confusion is in price.
Please help.
there is a good sale happening on the D5100 , this is for a refurb with 90 day warranty... http://www.adorama.com/INKD5100R.htm...ce=rflaid62905

I buy regularly from this vendor and they are amongst the best in the camera business. Nikon refurbs are worth buying as they are as good as new.

Nikon via Adorama and Cameta have been having some great deals on lens and I have been stocking Prime and Non Prime lens.
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Old 9th November 2012, 00:14   #10925
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the best that you can get on ebay [trusted sellers] is 28.5 K [after applying coupon codes]. i recently got one.
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But I'm surprised why no one listed good Post Processing software as a must have. IMHO, there is so much capability in developing an image from RAW.
My must have software is Photoshop Elements, Photomatix and Topaz Detail. Of course, open source options like GIMP with FX Foundry and Luminance are available too.
Try UFRaw for raw processing.Apart from other features It has options for lens geometry correction which you can manually tweak and also presets for 3ed party lenses so quite helpful for sigma 10-20 users as data for fisheye/sigma UWA is missing in Adobe LR
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Old 9th November 2012, 08:31   #10927
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I ditched UFRAW for Rawtherapee.
Works much better than the clunky GIMP/UFRAW interface
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Old 9th November 2012, 08:40   #10928
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The 35mm Prime for Nikon D5100.
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The 35mm Prime for Nikon D5100.
Could you let us know the price? Does this one come with auto-focus motor?
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The 35mm Prime for Nikon D5100.
Congrats and welcome to the club. Look forward to some sample pics of the 35mm. How much did you pay?

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Could you let us know the price? Does this one come with auto-focus motor?
Yes, it comes with auto-focus motor and is extremely fast in focusing with no sound in dark conditions.

I paid Rs.12,200 for it.
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Old 9th November 2012, 11:49   #10931
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^^paid 12.7k at flipkart but they bumped the price to 14k a day after my purchase.
but i think its still the cheapest for the lens in online stores.

as of now,the 50mm prime is cheaper at 13.4k in flipkart.
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^^paid 12.7k at flipkart but they bumped the price to 14k a day after my purchase.
but i think its still the cheapest for the lens in online stores.

as of now,the 50mm prime is cheaper at 13.4k in flipkart.
I think the manual 50 mm is available for 6.1 k on flipkart..
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I bought 35mm for 12075 from homeshop18
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I bought 35mm for 12075 from homeshop18
How? It shows as Rs.12775 on their website? I have been seeing this price from last 2-3 weeks

http://www.homeshop18.com/nikkor-af-...0484/cid:8931/
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How? It shows as Rs.12775 on their website? I have been seeing this price from last 2-3 weeks

http://www.homeshop18.com/nikkor-af-...0484/cid:8931/
Use GC No. 'GCP5EQPAP593' and get Rs. 700/- off during check out

only problem is,they do not ship it to all the places in India and so had no option but to go with flipkart.
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