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Old 10th June 2009, 16:44   #1186
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i have been shooting with a marumi on (which i got for free) for the past two months.
All this while i have had a sneaking feeling there is something amiss because even though i moved from autofocus to full manual the images havent improved in terms of picture quality and some were looking close to my kodak point and shoot.

thanks for the tip.

I'd suggest doing the test and then comparing. Yes, there is going to be difference in terms of quality, but you also need to work a bit to find out the "Sweet spot" of a lens to get the best quality pictures from your camera. And more often than not, (if you are shooting in RAW) your P&S images will be slightly better (straight out of the camera). So, think about that one too.
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Old 10th June 2009, 17:08   #1187
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Don't use these two for shooting. Use them only for your lens protection.

Most of the these kind of filters (except few makes) pull down the quality if image.
True. I personally use B+W filters on all my glass. I prefer using filters to a hood for protection because the latter increases the size of the lens and comes in the way of my shooting, I feel.
Avoid brands like Marumi and Sunpak. Use filters from B+W, Hoya and the camera manufacturers - Nikon, Canon etc. Good quality filters are expensive.
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Old 13th June 2009, 21:41   #1188
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Sony come up with its latest round of alpha SLRs with the first-time user in mind. These are A230, A330 and A380 for people upgrading from P&S cameras into the DSLR class.

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Sony announces beginner-friendly Alpha A230, A330 and A380 DSLRs
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Old 14th June 2009, 01:52   #1189
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This reminds me , I was given a "OSAKA - Made in Japan" Uv filter with my DSLR , is this any good or as suggested , should i just use it for lens protection?
In my view Hoya is very good and you can use it for normal shooting. Marumi is ok if you are unable to find Hoya. And you can always take the filter off the lens, for shooting something important.

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Here's requesting for suggestions from Rudra and other experts:

Looking to upgrade from my D40 Kit Lens. Here's what i have in mind, planning to pick them up during my next US trip, mostly will be ordering from Amazon.

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM 479$
Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR 539$
I would suggest you to go for a wide first. Especially, if you love shooting landscapes. I use a wide lot more than tele. My 70-300 has rarely seen the light of the day. I think a lot depends on personal preferences and shooting styles.

Also, tele lenses cannot be hand held easily. They cannot be used in low light situations without a tripod. Wides are more versatile in this respect. In US, you can avail the facility of renting out lenses. It is advisable to try out lenses before buying one to check what suits your shooting style the most.
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Old 17th June 2009, 22:57   #1190
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Hi Guys,

Can some one pls tell me whts the current price of D5000 in Grey and with bill in India.

Cheers,
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Old 18th June 2009, 06:59   #1191
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[quote=TOR;1340305]After almost a month's wait my Nikon D60+Nikkor 18-105mm VR combo has arrived.

The deal:

1)Body + Lens = 628$



where did you purchase them? what was the shipment cost? any duties??
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Old 18th June 2009, 10:48   #1192
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Hi Guys,

Can some one pls tell me whts the current price of D5000 in Grey and with bill in India.

Cheers,
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39+ grey and 48+ w/bill at Photocircle, Chickpet, Bangalore.
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Old 18th June 2009, 15:10   #1193
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After almost a month's wait my Nikon D60+Nikkor 18-105mm VR combo has arrived.

The deal:

1)Body + Lens = 628$



where did you purchase them? what was the shipment cost? any duties??
Bought from Cameta Camera based in New York. The same was brought to India by my sister-there were no duties.
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Old 18th June 2009, 15:23   #1194
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iPhone or an iPod Touch as your DSLR Remote, and it is a wireless cable release for your Canon EOS DSLR camera.

For more info check this link
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Old 18th June 2009, 22:50   #1195
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39+ grey and 48+ w/bill at Photocircle, Chickpet, Bangalore.
Thanks Torqy,

Is that price with the basic 18-55 VR lens? or body only?
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Old 19th June 2009, 00:58   #1196
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Thanks Torqy,

Is that price with the basic 18-55 VR lens? or body only?
I guess its with the kit lens. But i'm not sure.

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Old 21st June 2009, 15:22   #1197
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And it is my turn now. Got the D90 kit (and some additional stuff) from Adorama for $1400 (INR66000). My in-laws carried it from the US.

In the Box:
Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
EN-EL3e Recharg Li-ion Battery
MH-18a Quick Charger
Eyepiece Cap
Rubber Eyecup
USB Cable
Audio Video Cable
Strap
LCD Monitor Cover
Body Cap
Accessory Shoe Cover
Software CD-ROM
Nikon Warranty


Add-ons:
SanDisk 8 GB Extreme III (SDHC) Memory Card
Spare EN-EL3e Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery
Slinger Camera Bag
SanDisk Multi Card USB 2.0 Reader
Professional Lens Cleaning Kit


Additional prime Lens:
Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Standard Auto Focus Nikkor Lens
52mm Front Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap
5 Year Nikon U.S.A. Warranty


Just opened the box. This pic was taken with my old Sony P&S
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Old 23rd June 2009, 10:48   #1198
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Here is an attempt with my new D90. View towards MG road, taken from my apartment terrace on Sarjapur road. Haven't got a chance yet to go around for some clicks.

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I really liked the ergonomics of D90 compared to the Canon rebel series.
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Old 23rd June 2009, 10:56   #1199
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Congrats SJ! Nice choice. Happy clicking!

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SJ, I just loved that photo. Looks very professional ! My dream was for a D90, but had to compromise on the price part, ended up in D60 with 18-55 and 55-200 lenses.
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