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Old 6th November 2013, 00:36   #12271
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Finally decided to bite the bullet and shed some vitamin M.

Got myself a Nikon D3200 with 18-55 lens from FORT, Mumbai.

Apart from no autofocus motor, i did not see any major downside in this entry level DSLR. Need some starting reference points to get used to the manual mode.
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How much vitamin M did you shed Mr.Beat
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Finally decided to bite the bullet and shed some vitamin M.

Got myself a Nikon D3200 with 18-55 lens from FORT, Mumbai.

Apart from no autofocus motor, i did not see any major downside in this entry level DSLR. Need some starting reference points to get used to the manual mode.
Congratulations, Mr.Beat, basic rule to remember is the sunny 16 rule and all your f-stops in aperture and shutter speed, and then how it is linked to EV's or exposure.
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It was 28.5k including a 32 GB memory card

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Congratulations, Mr.Beat, basic rule to remember is the sunny 16 rule and all your f-stops in aperture and shutter speed, and then how it is linked to EV's or exposure.
Thanks for the tip there, i have started exploring the camera in manual mode and one type of image that i am unable to capture is the portrait with blurred background.

The maximum aperture of the lens is f/5.6 at 55 mm. Any pointers?
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At laaaaaast, after years of drooling, dilemma and waiting finally bought a DSLR. Got a great deal for EOS600D with 18-55 & 55-200mm dual lens kit. Looking forward to cultivating a passion for a riot of colours.

Can someone pls guide me to an online tutorial for beginners of this particular camera type as I want to learn all it's nuances.
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This link will help you. This is cheat sheets which covers almost all types of information you may require.

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/cheetsh...photographers/

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one type of image that i am unable to capture is the portrait with blurred background.

The maximum aperture of the lens is f/5.6 at 55 mm. Any pointers?
That lens combo wont get you that effect much.
To get that shallow depth of field you need a big aperture (f2.8 or bigger) or a telephoto focal length (>300mm if small aperture) to get the same.
Yours is a zoom lens? Then take it to the longest focal length it has & open the aperture as wide as possible at that length. Should get it somewhat but nothing outstanding.

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This link will help you. This is cheat sheets which covers almost all types of information you may require.

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/cheetsh...photographers/

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This looks nice. Will be a great help for starting with basic things. Thanks


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That lens combo wont get you that effect much.
To get that shallow depth of field you need a big aperture (f2.8 or bigger) or a telephoto focal length (>300mm if small aperture) to get the same.
Yours is a zoom lens? Then take it to the longest focal length it has & open the aperture as wide as possible at that length. Should get it somewhat but nothing outstanding.
The maximum aperture at 18 mm is f/3.5. Nevertheless, i shall try and see if i can capture this.
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Hi Guys,

Am looking for a dedicated Camera Bag for my Nikon D90 with 18-105, 90mm and 70-300 Lens. Presently have a Case logic sling case which can hold only the camera with 18-105 max.

I have narrowed down to Lowepro Flipside 400 Aw which is for approx Rs.7600 on Flipkart. Any advice if it can be procured for any cheaper from Aus,UK or US? have resources there. Or is Fort in Mumbai the best option?

Also any suggestions for alternate brands with similar functionality and price range would be great!

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I have narrowed down to Lowepro Flipside 400 Aw which is for approx Rs.7600 on Flipkart.
Hi Maverick, I use Lowpro 400 and would recommend the bag even though price wise it is on the higher side. It is comparatively light weight and has sufficient cushioning. I got it through Flipkart around a year back for around 6.3 K or so after discount.
I am not sure of the rate elsewhere, however should say the bag is worth that amount.

Also, you have mentioned about 70-300 lens is it Fx or Dx. I am seriously considering a 70-300 FX for my D7000.
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The maximum aperture at 18 mm is f/3.5. Nevertheless, i shall try and see if i can capture this.


If you are trying to capture portraits, try at higher focal lengths. In this case try at 55mm only but get close enough to the subject (as close as possible) and then you can get some soft background. Ideally you should be around 80 or 90mm (or more, FF equivalent) for good portraits. For real good portraits, you could get yourself the inexpensive 50mm prime (or even better would be the 85mm prime but thats a bit costly).
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Hi Maverick, I use Lowpro 400 and would recommend the bag even though price wise it is on the higher side. It is comparatively light weight and has sufficient cushioning. I got it through Flipkart around a year back for around 6.3 K or so after discount.
I am not sure of the rate elsewhere, however should say the bag is worth that amount.

Also, you have mentioned about 70-300 lens is it Fx or Dx. I am seriously considering a 70-300 FX for my D7000.
Hi mpksuhas, thanks for the info! Seeing online, I liked the practicality of the 400 AW, but have not been able to see one phiysically.

The 70-300 I have is the FX one, a good lens. But if your budget permits go for the 500 .

Cheers!
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Hi Guys,

Am looking for a dedicated Camera Bag for my Nikon D90 with 18-105, 90mm and 70-300 Lens. Presently have a Case logic sling case which can hold only the camera with 18-105 max.

I have narrowed down to Lowepro Flipside 400 Aw which is for approx Rs.7600 on Flipkart. Any advice if it can be procured for any cheaper from Aus,UK or US? have resources there. Or is Fort in Mumbai the best option?

Also any suggestions for alternate brands with similar functionality and price range would be great!
Hello,

You can try jjmpf.com This is a site to buy and sell camera related stuff.
You may be able to find a pre-owned or almost new one at a pretty decent price.

Disclaimer - I buy lenses from the site.
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Am looking for a dedicated Camera Bag for my Nikon D90 with 18-105, 90mm and 70-300 Lens.
Here is mine, bought just a couple of days ago from flipkart.

This 'Think Tank Speed Demon V2' bag has a lot of good reviews on the net, particularly from ken-rockwell: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/thin...peed-demon.htm.
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Thanks for the tip there, i have started exploring the camera in manual mode and one type of image that i am unable to capture is the portrait with blurred background.

The maximum aperture of the lens is f/5.6 at 55 mm. Any pointers?
For that blurred look you need a wide aperture (also called a fast lens). The least expensive lense would be the 50mmf1.8G for you camera.
http://www.nikon.co.in/en_IN/product...or-50mm-f-1-8g
If you can invest more then the 1.4G will give the best "blurring"
http://www.nikon.co.in/en_IN/product...or-50mm-f-1-4g

of course the best lense is the 50mmf1.2 but it is manual focus
http://www.nikon.co.in/en_IN/product...m-f-1-2-nikkor
Apart from being the fastest 50mm lense still in manufacture it is one of the sharpest.
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Thanks for the tip there, i have started exploring the camera in manual mode and one type of image that i am unable to capture is the portrait with blurred background.

The maximum aperture of the lens is f/5.6 at 55 mm. Any pointers?
I had a photography 101 lesson from my cousin over the week. We played around with his D90 and got a good hands on experience of the camera and its abilities. I too tried taking a lot of portrait with blurred background. Didnt succeed much, may be i will once i get the hang of the camera properly.

But i did manage to capture to very nice pics, but of moving subjects and blurred background. Attaching same for reference.

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