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Old 26th August 2014, 15:12   #13051
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I am now in a quandry whether I should buy this one too. Reason being: this is handy and practical as against the one I bought. My brain says don't spend too much money but the heart is saying go ahead and buy the one I feel is a decent value add buy.
I have given in to the matters of the heart. Order placed.

http://www.flipkart.com/lowepro-nova...CCX3SHGWHX8BJH

Hopefully should get it by tomorrow. Now I dont know what to do with the one I have!
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Old 26th August 2014, 16:30   #13052
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I have given in to the matters of the heart. Order placed.

http://www.flipkart.com/lowepro-nova...CCX3SHGWHX8BJH

Hopefully should get it by tomorrow. Now I dont know what to do with the one I have!
Olx.

I am very happy with this bag, but I think the one you have can hold a laptop as well, any reason why you have ordered this as well?

Also I think backpacks have their place, especially when trekking outdoors.
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Olx.

I am very happy with this bag, but I think the one you have can hold a laptop as well, any reason why you have ordered this as well?

Also I think backpacks have their place, especially when trekking outdoors.
I tried this bag when I recently went to Chandigarh. The bag can hold stuff and a laptop and more stuff. No denying there. Where I found this bag lagging was in terms of being able to open it and change lens while standing. One needs to keep the bag on a flat surface to be able to open and go about changing lens or for that matter take stuff out. On the other hand, the one I ordered now can be slung from the shoulder and I can easily go about changing lens etc.
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Old 27th August 2014, 11:23   #13054
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Thanks. Ordered Nikon 55-200 VR from Flipkart
Hey, even I had picked up this lens a few weeks back from FK. I feel it offers the best price/performance ratio . This has become the default lens now on my D5200 (dethroning my 50mm). Two points though, it is a bit noisy when focusing (not much really) and has plastic frame/mounts which can be a concern if switching lenses very frequently. Pl. do post your views after using it.
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Thanks to T-BHP, I finally purchased Nikon D5200 after going through this thread. It came with 18-55 mm kit lens.
I took it out on my recent weekend getaway, and took some decent snaps. I'm studying more on photography techniques to improve the quality.

Need one help from you guys: How do I use manual focus? Auto focus doesn't work well sometimes. I put the focus mode to "M", and it shows a single focus point. I see that I can move this focus point using the arrow keys? How do I lock this on to the subject after moving it? And isn't it time-consuing to move this when trying to capture non-stagnant subjects like wild animals?
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Need one help from you guys: How do I use manual focus? Auto focus doesn't work well sometimes. I put the focus mode to "M", and it shows a single focus point. I see that I can move this focus point using the arrow keys? How do I lock this on to the subject after moving it? And isn't it time-consuing to move this when trying to capture non-stagnant subjects like wild animals?
M I think is manual mode (and not manual focus mode), where you manually set the speed, aperture and iso.

MF/AF should be a button on the lens. I suggest for the moment you stick to auto focus. What you need to learn is the "Manual mode". That would help you understand the three variables (ISO, Speed and Aperture).

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Nikon disables Auto focus area selection by default in Manual mode (can be turned on). I think that is on by default only on Auto and P modes.
As I said, I was just saying what I am used to in Canon. In Canon, Manual mode does not impact AF/MF. that needs to be done separately. I think the OP is confused between Manual mode and manual focus.


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I tried this bag when I recently went to Chandigarh. The bag can hold stuff and a laptop and more stuff. No denying there. Where I found this bag lagging was in terms of being able to open it and change lens while standing. One needs to keep the bag on a flat surface to be able to open and go about changing lens or for that matter take stuff out. On the other hand, the one I ordered now can be slung from the shoulder and I can easily go about changing lens etc.
I would have suggested the back pack. The biggest advantage it has is how easily the camera comes out of the bag and goes back in while you are in the field or hiking/trekking. Agreed it would be costlier, but it holds for a long time.

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I put the focus mode to "M", and it shows a single focus point. I see that I can move this focus point using the arrow keys? How do I lock this on to the subject after moving it?
With manual focus, that point is immaterial. You have to manage focus yourself, I.e. you rotate focus ring to focus on the bird or the tree behind that. Camera would not change that.

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And isn't it time-consuing to move this when trying to capture non-stagnant subjects like wild animals?
-Auto Focus mode on AF-C
-Focus Area on Dynamic (try a few to see what works for you)

With that camera will keep refocusing (at least it will try to) as bird flies.

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Few articles on this topic:

http://photographylife.com/dslr-auto...odes-explained







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M I think is manual mode (and not manual focus mode), where you manually set the speed, aperture and iso.
Nikon disables Auto focus area selection by default in Manual mode (can be turned on). I think that is on by default only on Auto and P modes.

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Nikon disables Auto focus area selection by default in Manual mode (can be turned on). I think that is on by default only on Auto and P modes.
What do you mean by this? AF point can be changed in any mode if you don't lock the point selection. AF area modes can be changed on the fly too.

If you are talking about the different AF points being visible through the viewfinder - in the higher end cameras, only the selected AF point is visible. To see other AF points (e.g. 9 points in AF-C Dynamic 9 mode), one needs to press the AF control button.
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What do you mean by this? AF point can be changed in any mode if you don't lock the point selection. AF area modes can be changed on the fly too.
I think only "Auto Area" mode is allowed in Auto / P. A/S/M allow other modes like single point and 3D tracking.

Will check that over the weekend.
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Nikon disables Auto focus area selection by default in Manual mode (can be turned on). I think that is on by default only on Auto and P modes.
If you select manual focus, either from the lense or the body (when provided), then all AF functions are greyed out.

If you select manual metering - by using the mode dial, then you are only metering manually, the AF (if supported by the lens-body combination) is still functional.

On D3xxx bodies the older non-CPU MF lenses can only be used in
. Manual focus
. Manual metering
. Manual (non TTL) flash
with CPU lenses which require motor in body (non AF-S), only focus is manual, metering and flash are same as with AF-S lenses
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If you select manual focus, either from the lense or the body (when provided), then all AF functions are greyed out.
That is correct. However, even when AF is on, AF can have multiple modes for two things:

1. AF Area (Auto Area, Dynamic Area, Single Point, 3D Tracking)
2. AF Type (AF Auto, AF Single, AF Continuous)

In "Auto" mode, user can not choose these two and they remain on auto (I think so, need to check on camera).
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I think only "Auto Area" mode is allowed in Auto / P. A/S/M allow other modes like single point and 3D tracking.

Will check that over the weekend.
I never shot a DSLR in Auto or Programme mode, so what you say might be true. Too lazy to Google, check the manual or bring out my camera. But what I said earlier, holds true for A/S/M modes

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That is correct. However, even when AF is on, AF can have multiple modes for two things:

1. AF Area (Auto Area, Dynamic Area, Single Point, 3D Tracking)
2. AF Type (AF Auto, AF Single, AF Continuous)

In "Auto" mode, user can not choose these two and they remain on auto (I think so, need to check on camera).
There are a couple of other AF parameters, present in the D7xxx, D3xxx and the FF cameras. Not sure about D3xxx or D5xxx series.
  • Priority: focus priority, release priority, focus + release priority, release + focus priority (the last two settings in the so called 'pro' cameras).
  • Lock on settings: typically a scale of 0 to 5. 5: highest lock on, 0 - no lock on
These setting are pretty important when shooting wildlife/birds or sports. Basically action in situations that you can't control.

And the settings would be different when shooting a tiger, vs shooting a BIF. Or shooting football vs. shooting swimming.

I typically shoot big animals in AF-C, D9 (if there are intervening branches/leaves etc., then D1), release priority, lock on 3 or 4 setting, back button focus (I configured the AE/AF lock button for AF-On setting). Nowadays mostly in manual mode with auto-iso.

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Hi All,

Flipkart is offering the Tamron SP AF 17 - 50 mm F/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon Digital SLR Lens for 20K giving 4.5K off under exchange with the OEM Nikon/Canon 18-55 kit lens. How good is the below offer as an upgrade from OEM kit lens

http://www.flipkart.com/tamron-sp-af...2-73506c98ea0f
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My experience - copies may not be consistent. The particular units which are sharp & good, are very good. Others have their own problems - softness, color etc. The f2.8 is attractive, but I would stay away & rather buy a piece that I can check well before paying.
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My experience - copies may not be consistent. The particular units which are sharp & good, are very good. Others have their own problems - softness, color etc. The f2.8 is attractive, but I would stay away & rather buy a piece that I can check well before paying.
Thanks for the update Condor. I checked a lot of reviews on the net and found that this is quite an old lens but still a good one. Although it dosent come with VC which though concerns me a tad bit but I'm sure I wont do much video with this. I'm only concerned that the lack of VC will be felt in tracking mode while shooting out of a moving vehicle, maybe. I'm not a pro so I think would be okay with the vignetting and softness in the edges. It comes with 2 year Tamron warranty. One thing that I'm not sure about is the price. I saw almost matching prices on ebay and snapdeal. But not sure how trust worthy is ebay or snapdeal nowadays. I have already placed the order and in worst case scenario Flipkart has a 30 day replacement policy.
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