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Old 19th May 2014, 19:58   #12736
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I don't think any e-retailers are recognised. Only Nikon can answer that question.

Lovecars21 - my recommendation would be the 55-200.
Nikon does not recognise any online retailer in India.
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How about Amazon if not Flipkart.
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Old 19th May 2014, 20:05   #12737
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Lovecars21 - my recommendation would be the 55-200.

Thanks for your suggestion. How much would it cost and what is the zooming capacity of this lens?


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Old 19th May 2014, 22:37   #12738
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Thanks for your suggestion. How much would it cost and what is the zooming capacity of this lens?


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Please check Flipkart for prices but it should be within your budget. Zoom is 55-200mm. You really don't need more than 200mm as a beginner. At the long end, you may need a tripod to prevent blur.
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. You really don't need more than 200mm as a beginner.
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200 mm would be sufficient. 300mm is kind of mid-range. Tele lenses are people who would like shoot wildlife or similar objects at a distance.

@Lovecars21 - unless you know what you will shoot, pls dont go beyond 200mm, at least for now. Large numbers are not always the right thing.

In my own case, I got a 70-300, and have hardly used it in all the years that I have had it with me. I am actually planning to sell it now.
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unless you know what you will shoot, pls dont go beyond 200mm, at least for now. Large numbers are not always the right thing.

Thanks for your advise. I have already a tripod and will go for 55-200 mm lens as advised by you.

Need to know one more thing. While searching online for lens found Tamron lens are cheaper than Nikkor and are compatible with Nikon DSLRs. Are they good?


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@Lovecars, I keep Nikkor as my first preference. Though expensive, they are most times better than third party lenses. In some cases, depending on feedback, Tamron / Sigma / Tokina may be an alternate choice. Please check multiple the reviews of the lenses & you will get more information.

You may have posted earlier, but I still ask -are you buying a full kit,or the body & lens separately ?
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@Lovecars, I keep Nikkor as my first preference. Though expensive, they are most times better than third party lenses. In some cases, depending on feedback, Tamron / Sigma / Tokina may be an alternate choice. Please check multiple the reviews of the lenses & you will get more information.

You may have posted earlier, but I still ask -are you buying a full kit,or the body & lens separately ?
I already have a Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm lens. I wish to buy the lens separately.
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Finally Getting my Canon 70D with an 18-135 STM today. This would be me testing waters on DSLR. Earlier had a good old Canon EOS 300 Film SLR, which was being extensively used till around 2006, and then got busy with official work.

Though I had a USM lens, I thought the 18-135 can be general lens, than the earlier USM Lens which the EOX 300 had.

So the next couple of weeks would be experimenting on this new toy!!
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Finally Getting my Canon 70D with an 18-135 STM today
where did u buy and price , have been tracking in amazon for couple of weeks .
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I have a Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm lens. I am planning to go on a vacation to the mountains and would need a zoom lens. Which lens should i go for? My budget is within 20k.


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I had the same question and I finally bought the Tamron 18-270 . VFM good lens .
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where did u buy and price , have been tracking in amazon for couple of weeks .
I got it from flipkart at its current price. I am not comfortable with Amazon in India, hence got it from Flipkart/wsretail.
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I got it from flipkart at its current price. I am not comfortable with Amazon in India, hence got it from Flipkart/wsretail.
I would strongly advise about not buying from Amazon India. I ordered my D5100 and received in a bad condition. Not a sealed box, loose lens in box with the lens covers off the lens. Finger marks on the lens and no warranty card stamp.

Decided to return the shipment. Return experience is smooth but daunting if you have been waiting to test the camera right away.
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I would strongly advise about not buying from Amazon India. I ordered my D5100 and received in a bad condition. Not a sealed box, loose lens in box with the lens covers off the lens. Finger marks on the lens and no warranty card stamp.

Decided to return the shipment. Return experience is smooth but daunting if you have been waiting to test the camera right away.

Agree with you. Amazon in India is more a market place than an online store. Amazon is my favorite in Europe or US, and even there,I prefer not to buy from other sellers or market place.

Even with flipkart I am comfortable only with WS retail, and not with any other sellers. With WS Retail, it has been a good experience, while the couple of purchase from other sellers on flipkart was not the same.

I to had the fear, till I received the box. On receiving it, I checked it completely and immediately registered the product to check the serial number, and also to get 2 year warranty. So far its been good.
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Most of the major e-retailers are not the sellers. If you check carefully, each one has a list of sellers and mostly the prices vary from seller to seller. I bought D3300 from Snapdeal and the 35mm F1.8 DX from Flipkart. In each case the bill was from a normal retailer. Both came with Nikon India warranty cards, but none was stamped by the dealer. On registration with Nikon the items were accepted and registered in my name.
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Finally Getting my Canon 70D with an 18-135 STM today. This would be me testing waters on DSLR. Earlier had a good old Canon EOS 300 Film SLR, which was being extensively used till around 2006, and then got busy with official work.

Though I had a USM lens, I thought the 18-135 can be general lens, than the earlier USM Lens which the EOX 300 had.

So the next couple of weeks would be experimenting on this new toy!!
Welcome to the 70D club. You will absolutely love your camera.

I was really looking forward to getting the 18-135 STM kit, since it would have been the perfect video lens to complement my EF-S 15-85 am Tamron 70-300 VC, but living in the a** end of the country (Trivandrum), the only dealer had no idea when that kit would be available. So I had to settle for the 18-55 STM kit (not a bad lens in itself - just not long enough).
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