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Old 17th September 2014, 16:28   #13126
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Does the lens come with VR? (Sorry I'm new to the world of SLRs and I don't know the spec of 18-140mm lens)

With VR I don't face any issues even in 200mm shooting moving objects (without VR obviously a tripod is required to get sharp output)
It has VR. As Samurai mentioned, I had to increase shutter speed (by compromising on ISO) to manage a decent shot.

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It actually uses a new sensor, it seems Canon chose to utilize additional cells in sensor for Metering and Autofocus instead of more pixels (Dual pixel AF on sensor). In my opinion, that is correct thing to do
I am not very well versed in camera electronics, to comment on that. All I hope is if, all this shows up as a better image with a dynamic range, that would be very good.
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Does the extra 10K for the D5200 over the D5100 justify the price ? I know the technical specs are better, but given 2 identical photos taken with these 2 cameras, can one make out the differences between the two ?

I can invest the extra 10K in a lens.
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Old 22nd September 2014, 19:34   #13129
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I can invest the extra 10K in a lens.
10K according me is not that big a difference for a good lens. But between the D5100 and D5200 it makes a huge difference. The biggest being the AF system. Apart from the sensor of course.
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Guys, if the object is moving, no amount of VR or steady hand or tripod will help you.

You need higher shutter speed. Period.

Absolutely! VR is pretty much useless and a tripod will ensure you don't get that shot. Increase shutter speed according to moving subject ( speed/ direction) Pan* and shoot.
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10K according me is not that big a difference for a good lens. But between the D5100 and D5200 it makes a huge difference. The biggest being the AF system. Apart from the sensor of course.
The sensor is marginally better in the D5200 from whatever googling I did.

Reading http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3502642 , I'm not quite convinced as to whether the 10K price difference is justifiable or not . Probably yes for video quality but not for image quality.

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The sensor is marginally better in the D5200 from whatever googling I did.
The biggest thing as I mentioned is not the sensor, but the focus system. The cross type you get would be very handy for action photography.
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Dear all: many thanks for the guidance. So its going to be (i) 18-140mm, (ii) 70-300mm and (iii) 11-16mm. The former 2 Nikon and the last one Tokina.

I am planning to go with Flipkart (WS Retail). Any suggestions for a retail store at Delhi will be helpful. I have had a good experience with Flipkart till now.
A thank you note for each one of you. @netfreakbombay /@nilanjanray / @condor / @govigov / @ speedpujari. I eventually bought the above + remote cord+ polarizing filter, but not through Flipkart but through someone I know who has a studio and also a shop in old Delhi. Saved good money. And, the lens came in to very good use during the Ladakh trip. Thanks again!

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Does the extra 10K for the D5200 over the D5100 justify the price ? I know the technical specs are better, but given 2 identical photos taken with these 2 cameras, can one make out the differences between the two ?

I can invest the extra 10K in a lens.
The D5200 sensor is fantastic. The same one is used in the D7100.
What different lens do you have in mind for 10K extra?

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10K according me is not that big a difference for a good lens. But between the D5100 and D5200 it makes a huge difference. The biggest being the AF system. Apart from the sensor of course.
I would agree with this if one wants to shoot some action e.g. wildlife or sports or running kids.

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A thank you note for each one of you. @netfreakbombay /@nilanjanray / @condor / @govigov / @ speedpujari. I eventually bought the above + remote cord+ polarizing filter, but not through Flipkart but through someone I know who has a studio and also a shop in old Delhi. Saved good money. And, the lens came in to very good use during the Ladakh trip. Thanks again!
Congratulations. A nice kit, that.
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What different lens do you have in mind for 10K extra
I saw 50 mm and 35 mm f 1.8 lenses available on flipkart within 10k and the reviews were good as well.

The dpreview link I posted earlier had a photo of a horse taken @25 mph with a D5100 that came out pretty well IMHO. The point I'm trying to make is that the real world difference between image quality will be lesser than what the specs and pricing seem to suggest.

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I saw 50 mm and 35 mm f 1.8 lenses available on flipkart within 10k and the reviews were good as well.

The dpreview link I posted earlier had a photo of a horse taken @25 mph with a D5100 that came out pretty well IMHO. The point I'm trying to make is that the real world difference between image quality will be lesser than what the specs suggest.
Well, I used to use 11 points AF with 1 cross type sensor to shoot moving wildlife and BIF. But better AF helps if you want to shoot action.

Re IQ: you are the only one who can take that call based on what matters to you.
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Recently, I was into some close-ups using my Sigma 150-500 on a Nikon D7000.



The below picture was taken with the central single AF point on the head. In the output picture, the head is not sharp as you may find.



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I came back home and read a lot on the “back focus” issues associated with D7000 and the Sigma too is not too far behind with this regard.
I did try “fine-tuning” with sigma and to note any visible correction, it had to be in the north of -15 with -20 being the limit.


Is there any “back focus” issue here or any issues with the way I shot this picture ?

That particular session I wasn’t able to get any sharpness on the " head" at all.

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Will warranty be honored by Nikon if purchase is made on Flipkart ?

http://www.nikon.co.in/en_IN/product...pkart-news.dcr

http://m.thehindu.com/business/Indus...le5143190.ece/
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In the output picture, the head is not sharp as you may find.
Can this not be solved by manually focussing on the head and narrower aperture?
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I think the warranty will be honored if you purchase through WSRetail (unit of Flipkart) than other sellers in Flipkart.
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