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Old 12th March 2013, 21:21   #11521
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I am looking to enter the DSLR bandwagon pretty soon. Currently I am using the Canon SX10 prosumer. Its been with me since 2009. I am going with the entry level DSLR. Please suggest me between canon 1100 and nikon 3100.
Though I am starter wrt DSLR, you can also weigh your options based on the type of photography that you are interested in and hence the lens that you need. If you already have friends/family in DSLR league and plan to share lens with them, then you should weigh in that option as well.
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Old 12th March 2013, 21:35   #11522
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If you already have friends/family in DSLR league and plan to share lens with them, then you should weigh in that option as well.
Both are equally good, and have system capabilities way beyond the growth potential of most people.

But the above point is an excellent criterion to decide, if applicable. Not just lenses, but all system components including flash.
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Old 12th March 2013, 22:26   #11523
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FYI the D3100 still has a better sensor and better ISO performance then the 550/600/650D but i believe canon is better in video.
My references were only with respect to Canon. Since he was looking at 1100D, I made that point. No idea about Nikon. (I mean D3100).

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I am strictly looking at entry level models of either nikon or canon. Hence deciding between 1100 and 3100. My budget is 25k-30k.
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I am strictly looking at entry level models of either nikon or canon. Hence deciding between 1100 and 3100. My budget is 25k-30k.
In that budget you can even get the Nikon D5100 (with kit 18-55 lens) that is simply much better. I saw it for 28k on ebay with some sellers. Also you can try on camshot.in. The difference in price between D3100 and D5100 is not very much but D5100 has really great sensor (same as in D7000).
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Hey guys,I'm new to photography and im thinking of buying a entry level dslr.

Which would you recommend?
Nikon D3100 or Sony Alpha SLT 37k?
37K has Electronic Viewfinder & faster burst rate. I would recommend that.

My brother recently bought Sony NEX-5R with 16-50mm kit lens. Amazing camera, produces equal or even better results than entry level DSLRs. Compact in your hand, has wifi connectivity & browser. It has no translucent mirror like SLTs (No light loss) and has got Phase detection AF right there on sensor itself. I'd buy that instead of an entry level DSLR if I am not too much keen on getting more lenses other than the basic kit and a prime.

Getting more and more tempted to ditch my DSLR and get a mirror-less camera!

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I am strictly looking at entry level models of either nikon or canon. Hence deciding between 1100 and 3100. My budget is 25k-30k.
With that budget i would recommend the Sony A37 its superior in pretty much all aspects compared to the other two models..
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First high ISO photos taken with the D7100 are out. Seems there is a 2-2.5 stop improvement over my D90 when downscaled. Noise is very visible though at 100%.

Resolution is great, and some of the photos are sharp. The 1.3X mode seems to deliver good results.

See here: http://camera.itmedia.co.jp/dc/artic...1/news044.html

I do know that in a couple of days we will have detailed reviews in English, but this is for folks like me who have been waiting eagerly to see some D7100 sample

Edit: I feel that the telephotos would have been better if they had used a good Nikkor lens rather than the Sigma 70-300mm.

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Quick question on the USA refurbished market .

Is it fine to buy a refurbished lens from Amazon reseller ? I read somewhere that the refurbished resellers should be authorised by the company.

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-55-250mm...3494719&sr=1-3
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On the lighter side.
Top 10 Signs You Are Obsessed With Photography

I really liked the last of the countdown.

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10. You can actually tell what kind of camera someone is using from over 30 feet away.

9. You have tried to claim “Photoshop” as a medical expense because it’s good therapy.

8. When planning a vacation, your main concern is finding a hotel that offers wifi so you’ll be able to upload your photos to the web, daily.

7. You own more than one camera bag even though you only have one camera.

6. You refer to cleaning up after dinner as “post-processing the kitchen.”

5. You can’t remember the date of your best friend’s birthday, but you know all the specs of your camera and lenses by heart.

4. When attending a wedding, you are more interested in what the photographer is doing than what the bride and groom are doing.

3. When you see a photo of a model, you find yourself more interested in what lighting was used and how much processing may have been done.

2. You understand that 22 is actually smaller than 5.6

1. When gazing upon a beautiful landscape you think to yourself, “That’s lovely, but it could use just a bit more saturation!”
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http://www.photographybb.com/discuss...o-photography/
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Thanks for the recommendations. I wasn't aware of the Raynox adapters - will surely take a look when I look for a wide angle "lens". And yes, aware of the Canon EF 100 F 2.8 USM but it is way too costly compared to the 60 mm. I've finally bought one through a friend in the UK for around 20k - used.
And I got the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens from Amazon UK - it was a used piece for around 19K. I am really, really happy with the lens and the price that I got it for. Just a sample shot when I tried some over the weekend
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Guys can you please suggest which carry bag to opt for the dslr? Are case logic bags good or lowepro? Any other cheaper options that are not flimsy?
I'm looking to buy soon based on you advice. The camera is 600D with kit and a prime lens.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 19th March 2013, 06:15   #11533
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Hi Team,
I have a trip to Hong Kong coming up this weekend. I have a D5100 with the stock lens and want to buy a 55-200mm and a 35mm to complete my gear.

Do you think it is wise to buy the lens from HK? if YES, any suggested / recommended places?

Thanks for your help.
Cheers.
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Guys can you please suggest which carry bag to opt for the dslr? Are case logic bags good or lowepro? Any other cheaper options that are not flimsy?
I'm looking to buy soon based on you advice. The camera is 600D with kit and a prime lens.

Thanks in advance.
There are multiple options like shoulder bag, sling bag, backpack and roller bags.

Have found few options on Lowepro backpacks.

1. Lowepro fastpack series
- opens on the side, easier to access camera
2. Lowepro flipside series
- opens on the back side, secure your camera, nobody can access when you are carrying the backpack
3. Lowepro orion daypacks
- Has two compartments for camera and daytrip stuff.

Use the lowepro find bag tool to search and find a best suitable for your case.
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Hi Team,
I have a trip to Hong Kong coming up this weekend. I have a D5100 with the stock lens and want to buy a 55-200mm and a 35mm to complete my gear.

Do you think it is wise to buy the lens from HK? if YES, any suggested / recommended places?

Thanks for your help.
Cheers.
hope this helps you.
last month I was Hong Kong and been to Mongkok market. this is a very good market for a variety of stuff, including electronics. since a long time I was intending to buy Canon 55-250 IS lens for my 500D, but the prices in India kept on rising, currently ~17000. When I was in Mongkok, I inquired two-three big shops, after INR conversion it came to about 12500/-, but not ready to bargain slightest. Then I went to another big showroom Broadway - guy offered me similar price, and when I asked for further discount he upfront gave final of Rs.11000/- (after INR conversion). Thought for a while, and purchased it. Warranty was within HK, Macau, China - but thats fine for me. Even I tested briefly the piece, it was fine.

you may notice in all shops, the lens packing is not sealed on sides (atleast Canon I saw), doesnt have that hologram. I reconfirmed physically at lots of shops, even the lens costing 2-3 lac rupees, were like without seal on box. But nothing to worry, thats perfectly genuine. Inside you would still find manual papers, warranty card etc.

happy shopping.

Infact, I opened this thread to share: Camera Armour for DSLR - http://www.digitalcamerawarehouse.co...egory253_1.htm check it out.

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