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Old 9th July 2014, 13:06   #12946
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Guys, Has anyone here tried out the new canon EFS 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6?
It currently seems to be unavailable in India, but seems to retail at $299 in the US.

It seems to be one of the cheapest wide angles available and the reviews so
far seem to be good too except for its construction quality.

I am confused whether to go for the canon 10-18mm or the proven tokina 11-16mm f/2.8!
Note that the tokina is almost double the price of the canon, but has f/2.8! and better construction quality!
If you are an astro photographer, then Tokina 11-16
If you are a typical landscape guy, you will anyways use F8, so Canon is good enough.
Do look at the Sigma 8-16 too, if you want to go wider
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Hi,

Need clarification - what are the significant differences between these 2 lenses?
1. Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55 - 200 mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED Lens (Rs. 7372 @ FK)
2. Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200 mm f/4-5.6 G ED Lens (Rs. 11290 @FK).
(comparison link: click here)
I see that 2nd one has 2 ED elements compared to 1st one. 1st one is an IF lens and helps in not rotating the filter (am I right? focus speed is impacted?).

What is the difference? why is the price difference so huge? Is there some significant focusing benefit in the 2nd one? (2 glass elements? faster & silent motor?) Isn't the 1st one better value for money?

Can one of you pl. explain?
Grab the cheaper lense. Flipkart has messed up the prices (or interchanged them). The IF-ED has VR and is $250 in US, while the other one has no VR and is $200.

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Pro...ses/index.page
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Yes. I missed on the VR part. ..So, isn't the 1st one a better buy?
Now it all fits in - the higher weight & cost included.

Yes, go for the VR. And look at what Aroy has said
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Hi Guys,
I bought Nikon D3300 recently. This is my first DSLR and slowly learning photography.
I am in Germany and would like to buy a tripod. My main purpose would be to mount the camera for taking selfies (with timer set) during upcoming trip.
I want good enough cheap tripod. I came across below mentioned one:
http://www.amazon.de/Cullmann-3-Wege...eywords=tripod

Cullmann website says, this is universal tripod.
will it work with my D3300 without any additional accessory?
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... I am in Germany and would like to buy a tripod. My main purpose would be to mount the camera for taking selfies (with timer set) during upcoming trip.
I want good enough cheap tripod. I came across below mentioned one ...
Almost all tripods are universal, since they come with a removable piece which has a screw that fits into the standard screw-hole at the bottom of the camera. This piece fits securely into the tripod head.

Take your camera (and the purchase invoice ) to the nearest Media Markt or such large electronics store and check out the range of tripods they have. A ball-head tripod enables you to set the camera position quicker and much more easily (only 1 knob to fiddle with) than a 3-axis one (3 knobs to fiddle with), but are a tad costlier. Media Markt prices are usually lower than other store prices in Germany, and rival on-line prices on German sites. If you are getting the same article cheaper on-line, buy it on-line after getting the feel in the store.

Buy a sturdy but light tripod, not one of those thin-legged size 0 ones meant for P&S cameras (even they fit, but with a DSLR they tend to topple over in strong winds).
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A ball-head tripod enables you to set the camera position quicker and much more easily (only 1 knob to fiddle with) than a 3-axis one (3 knobs to fiddle with), but are a tad costlier. Media Markt prices are usually lower than other store prices in Germany
Thanks a lot DerAlte, a new important term i learned is ball-head tripod.
I will certainly go to MediaMarkt (it's nearby) today to have better feel about height, weight, portability, and adjustment.
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How is this Tripod.

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Simpex-333-TR...384a73e&_uhb=1

I need to purchase it asap before my payback points expire.
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How is this Tripod.
Its pretty weak. You can use it if you have a light camera + lens (I would say around 500 gm). Even then don't extend the legs all the way.
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Hi Guys,
I bought Nikon D3300 recently. This is my first DSLR and slowly learning photography.
I am in Germany and would like to buy a tripod. My main purpose would be to mount the camera for taking selfies (with timer set) during upcoming trip.
I want good enough cheap tripod. I came across below mentioned one:
For your purpose you can look at Gorrilapod as well , It is lightweight and more flexible , Make sure that you buy one with weight capacity for DSLR
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Its pretty weak. You can use it if you have a light camera + lens (I would say around 500 gm). Even then don't extend the legs all the way.
I have D5100 with 50mm Prime. Will scout for some other then. Any suggestions for cheaper ones.
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I have D5100 with 50mm Prime. Will scout for some other then. Any suggestions for cheaper ones.
Benro / Vanguard model that are around 2k should work. I think it would be best to go to a shop and try a few.
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I would like some feedback on using a canon 85mm 1.8 on a crop sensor body. I think this is priced nicely and offers good VFM as a prime portrait lens at around 28k. Is there any other lens that i should look at if one is considering the 85mm f1.8? (I cannot afford the 1.2L)

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Benro / Vanguard model that are around 2k should work. I think it would be best to go to a shop and try a few.
My budget currently is < 1k to redeem my expiring points in Payback.
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I would like some feedback on using a canon 85mm 1.8 on a crop sensor body. I think this is priced nicely and offers good VFM as a prime portrait lens at around 28k. Is there any other lens that i should look at if one is considering the 85mm f1.8? (I cannot afford the 1.2L)
govigov,
In my opinion, 50 mm lens is better suited for portraits than 85 mm lens on a crop camera.
I suggest you to try a 50 mm lens (if not already done so), and if you find this focal length suitable and appropriate for portraits then, considering your budget of around 28 K, your options are:
1. 50 mm f1.8 Canon
2. 50 mm f1.4 Canon
3. 50 mm f1.4 Sigma. this one is very well built and people have compared it with Canon 50 mm 1.2 L.

If you have already carefully evaluated and decided for 85 mm lens, then there is no alternative to 85 mm f1.8. It is one of the best lens at the price point.

If you are willing to consider zooms and ready to consider lens with a smaller aperture, I recommend 28-105 mm f 3.5-4.5 Canon. This was one of the most popular lens in the era of film SLRs, and lost its popularity with crop DSLRs and also with new lenses featuring IS. I recommend it for you because:
- it covers portrait range focal length fully adequately
- has a ring USM
- it is very compact
- also I believe you dont need IS (as you are considering 85 mm prime which is without IS).

Well, I tried to provide different perspective, let me know what you think.

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Hello JLS, thank you for your reply. Yes nifty fifty is very good, I already have a very good copy. There is also a 24-105 L in my kit. So, do you think it is a waste of money to get 85 f1.8? Considering that I already have this focal length covered? I just think that 85 has better bokeh than 24-105.
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