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Old 22nd November 2013, 09:55   #12316
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Navin, what makes you think that I cropped this picture? This all what I could fit in the frame at that time.

Hope this helps in visualising the "monster" and I don't use a ball point.

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GD Sir,

The frame fit was so tight it gave us little perspective to what the lens would look like size wise. So while we chould see the blemishes on the lens, if your object was to relate the size, that object failed (at least to the illterate like me).

I assume you must have something that is of standard size like an ipod, a bottle of Bisleri, etc..
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Old 22nd November 2013, 15:25   #12317
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Which is a good and safe place to buy used lens'? I am on lookout for one but a little hesitant as I am no expert in lens', so chances of landing up with a defective piece is quite high.
Try jjmehta.com Buy and Sell Section.


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GD Sir,

The frame fit was so tight it gave us little perspective to what the lens would look like size wise. So while we chould see the blemishes on the lens, if your object was to relate the size, that object failed (at least to the illterate like me).

I assume you must have something that is of standard size like an ipod, a bottle of Bisleri, etc..
Navin- I think GD sir is simply giving a small demo of that monster 300mm lens. The lens is NOT suitable for street photography, I mean you may expect people running helter-skelter once something like that is pointed on them .
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Old 22nd November 2013, 21:31   #12318
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Got my new "Macro Extension Tubes" yesterday. Its made by a brand called "Aputure".

1. Shot using a 18-55mm kit lens + extension tubes [12+20+36mm]

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2. 50mm f/1.8D + extension tubes [12+20+36mm]

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Old 22nd November 2013, 22:48   #12319
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The D7100 is performing well. My 70-300mm vr lens is not that sharp, but the higher MP sensor improves the lens a bit. Though it is the weakest link in this system. The 80-400mm af-s or a 300mm F 2.8 vr2 with tc would have been yummy...sigh.

Shooting at AF-C, 9 pt Dynamic Area AF, Focus lock 3, release priority, auto iso settings most of the time - with high iso noise reduction and active dynamic lighting turned off to maximize speed. The Extreme Pro card helps a bit with mitigating the bad RAW buffer.

U2 setting has been configured for landscape - 14 bit RAW, af-s, single point af, focus priority, iso 100.

Got a recent photo in the 1st page of 500px Animals section.
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Hello! I would like to have some help for my very close buddy. He is very keen in photography and was looking at the 600D as of now. But after looking at the Sony Alpha series (A58, etc) he's extremely confused. Every review says the A58 to be having a better picture quality than the 600D. But right now, there is an awesome offer on the 600D with the body, 18-55 and 55-250 lenses together costing just 36k! So what would be the ideal choice between this and the sony alpha series?
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Hello! I would like to have some help for my very close buddy. He is very keen in photography and was looking at the 600D as of now. But after looking at the Sony Alpha series (A58, etc) he's extremely confused. Every review says the A58 to be having a better picture quality than the 600D. But right now, there is an awesome offer on the 600D with the body, 18-55 and 55-250 lenses together costing just 36k! So what would be the ideal choice between this and the sony alpha series?
When you buy a dslr you are buying into a system. Canon and Nikon have better systems and upgrade paths at present. I would recommend that he opts for the 600D- that is a great deal. No point in splitting hairs about image quality.
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When you buy a dslr you are buying into a system. Canon and Nikon have better systems and upgrade paths at present. I would recommend that he opts for the 600D- that is a great deal. No point in splitting hairs about image quality.
TRUE. Seven years ago, i chose the Olympus Four Thirds System by getting an E-500. Little did i know that i won't be able to afford any of their "better" lenses.....not even a 50mm f2.0. Bad case of skipping homework. :(

Not to forget that the Oly dealers are a joke. They actually recommended Canon / Nikon when i asked about the Olympus E-5.

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TRUE. Seven years ago, i chose the Olympus Four Thirds System by getting an E-500. Little did i know that i won't be able to afford any of their "better" lenses.....not even a 50mm f2.0. Bad case of skipping homework. :(
Nilanjan's message isn't for Olympus, it is for Sony Alpha. I had a pretty good ride on 4/3 for 6.5 years. Then I sold most of 4/3 gear for 70% of the original price, which fully financed my m4/3 gear (OMD-EM5 + 3 lenses).

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Not to forget that the Oly dealers are a joke. They actually recommended Canon / Nikon when i asked about the Olympus E-5.
Olympus users have moved on to m4/3, now you can get all the Olympus gear from mainstream dealers like Foto Circle and RK Photoguide. I just phone-in my request to Naresh and he home delivers the equipment.
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Nilanjan's message isn't for Olympus, it is for Sony Alpha. I had a pretty good ride on 4/3 for 6.5 years. Then I sold most of 4/3 gear for 70% of the original price, which fully financed my m4/3 gear (OMD-EM5 + 3 lenses).

Olympus users have moved on to m4/3, now you can get all the Olympus gear from mainstream dealers like Foto Circle and RK Photoguide. I just phone-in my request to Naresh and he home delivers the equipment.
Yes, it wasn't Sony / Olympus specific. It was for some of us who "looked away" from Canikon and went "out of the way" to go "unconventional".

Good to know that Oly is main stream now. I put the Oly case to rest after all those unpleasant encounters with dealers.

@Samurai, Now that you sold your 4/3, am i the last one standing in this forum?

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@Samurai, Now that you sold your 4/3, am i the last one standing in this forum?
I still have E-500, 14-54mm & 40-150mm. I still have it as my backup camera. So you are not alone.
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I still have E-500, 14-54mm & 40-150mm. I still have it as my backup camera. So you are not alone.
Yes, i still love what the Oly can do in ideal light conditions......and that 40-150mm is a keeper. So, you sold the E-5 and 50-200. Sometime back, I wanted to have the 50-200....for its aperture range.
Now, i'm trying to get into Canon territory.......as soon as i decide which bank to rob.

....or was it the E-3 you had?

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Here is the full list of stuff I have and sold:

Micro Four Thirds
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Olympus M.ZUIKO 12-50mm F/3.5-6.3
Olympus M.ZUIKO 45mm F/1.8
Olympus M.ZUIKO 17mm F/1.8

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Micro 4/3 Mirrorless camera
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6

Four Thirds
Olympus E500 8MP Digital SLR Camera
Olympus 40-150mm F/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
Olympus 14-54mm F/2.8-3.5 Zuiko ED

Sold Items
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 (Sold)
Olympus EC-14, 1.4x E-ED Digital Tele Converter (Sold)
Olympus E-3 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Sold)
Olympus Zuiko 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Digital ED SWD Lens (Sold)
Olympus 50-200mm F/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens (Sold)
Olympus 50mm f/2.0 E-ED Digital Macro Lens (Sold)
Olympus EX-25, 1:1 Macro Extension Tube (Sold)

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Right now, my longest lens is 50mm, which is effectively 100mm. If I want longer lens, I have to revert to the almost 8 years old E-500 with 40-140mm.
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Yes, it wasn't Sony / Olympus specific. It was for some of us who "looked away" from Canikon and went "out of the way" to go "unconventional".
You call Sony/Oly users unconventional then what would you call Pentax users like me?
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You call Sony/Oly users unconventional then what would you call Pentax users like me?
May God be with you.
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We don't go unconventional for the sake of it, but we are attracted by some unique feature set and VFM. I have a petrol SUV, run a software company in a village, use Olympus gear... none of them I regret.
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