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Old 12th October 2014, 08:48   #13201
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I am using 18-140mm and would recommend it. Love the convenience of not changing lens during vacation. I had shared my impressions a few pages back. The images are much better than 18-55mm kit lens.
Sure, thanks for the suggestion. Will order it soon. Believe this should be a good replacement for the kit lens.
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Old 12th October 2014, 12:00   #13202
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Question for the Gurus: Can someone recommend a good wide angle lens? Is the Canon 10-22 the best there is? Costs >50k though!
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Non guru here. I heard there's a new 10-18 in the market, which is around 20-25k.

Do check that out.

IMHO unless you're an architecture or nature aficionado, this one should do a decent enough job. The 10-22 is awesome but most people don't shoot that much wide angle to justify the purchase.
I have the new canon 10-18mm.

I was considering the tokina 11-16 or the sigma 10-20 when this was launched at a very good price.

I have been using it for the past 1 month and it is very good seems to be great value for money.
I picked it up in US for $299 (around Rs 19,000) and I am not sure if it is available in India yet.
It is very lightweight and has IS too and the photos look sharp enough to me.
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nilanjanray (The DSLR Thread) .. I am talking from a wildlife shooter's perspective. One who has shot wildlife for years using 'slow' f/5.6 lenses.
Nilanjan, I think I see what you are saying. Not that I am not aware, but forgot the key point (yet again) there. The word 'fast' does create some confusion there. Thanks !
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Old 12th October 2014, 16:09   #13204
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Took the plunge and bought home;
  • Nikon D610
  • Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm 3.5-4.5G
Will need to find some time to kick start exploring the FX world.
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Old 12th October 2014, 17:14   #13205
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I hope this is not OT, I didn't find a relevant thread hence posting here.

I have a Nikon D3200. I shoot ONLY in RAW mode, that is .NEF files. I use Adobe's DNG converter or Lightroom 5.4 to export pics in JPEG format.
But, after every session, I find that at least 20/100 clicks show the following error:

In Lightroom - There was an error working with the photo.
In DNG - Reached an unexpected end of file.

I was so pissed yesterday that I clicked a lovely eagle in flight and I got the errors on that very pic!
P.S - My pics are never in read-only mode (on the PC), so permissions are ruled out.

What is the actual problem here?
I would suggest the following course of action
1. Install View NX-II which came with the camera. If you do not have it download it from Nikon site.
2. Use View NX-II to convert RAW to other formats.
3. If you are interested, then download Capture NX-D, a free RAW processor from Nikon. Carry out most of your edits and picture controls and then export to 16bit TIFF for image manipulations.

As a good practice, I save my RAW images to two external USB disks, so that in case of any problems with those in the desktop, I can use the backup copy.
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Old 12th October 2014, 17:32   #13206
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Ordered DSLR Canon 1200D with dual lens kit , 8gb card and some sort of camera bag for 26.9 K with 2.5K cashback by December 15. Total landing cost would be 24.5K which is way cheaper than minimum price of 30K OTC at local shops in my town.
Now awaiting delivery in a week and hoping that the camera would come with Canon's 2 yrs India warranty as advertised.
Earlier on Flipkart, missed same at price point of 25.9K with 1.5K cashback. But difference in cashback would make up for the difference in price.
There were lot of price fluctuations yesterday and finally after a lot of struggle ordered it for 25k, cashback pending. Waiting to get hold of it now!
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Took the plunge and bought home;
  • Nikon D610
  • Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm 3.5-4.5G
Will need to find some time to kick start exploring the FX world.
Congrats! I think you already have a macro lens? If not would suggest one. Were you not looking at other new release? D750?

Also I hope your PP set-up is complete? (I mean in terms of data flow?)

I am still holding on to my old 550D. May be add one more lens to the collection. And then will sit on the fence for some time before deciding. Leaning on 7D-II a bit. However no immediate or pressing need to upgrade.
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Old 12th October 2014, 18:53   #13208
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Were you not looking at other new release? D750?
Thanks Amp.
I would have given it some time, just released last month I guess.
Will work around with the new D610 for now [another 2-3 years] and will look for adding more FX glasses in the future if at all, nothing in the immediate future for sure. Meanwhile, will definitely need a lot of learning to do as well.


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Congrats! I think you already have a macro lens? If not would suggest one.
No. I was managing some macro shots with the extension tube kit I have.
Now I have
  • a Nikkor 50mm prime
  • The New Nikkor 18-35 G which was a last minute purchase as I was planning to get a Nikkor 24-85G or a Nikon 20mm f/2.8D
  • The Sigma 150-500, which has been sent to Sigma for a focus issue/correction. I sincerely hope it comes back in good shape.
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Also I hope your PP set-up is complete? (I mean in terms of data flow?)
My current PP workflow
  • RAWs to JPEGs using Capture NX 2
  • Final tweaking on Lightroom.
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I am still holding on to my old 550D. May be add one more lens to the collection. And then will sit on the fence for some time before deciding. Leaning on 7D-II a bit. However no immediate or pressing need to upgrade.
The reviews suggest that 7DII is, arguably the best DX available at the moment.



Are your lenses FF compatible? I think you shoot mostly landscapes, nature type.
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Are your lenses FF compatible? I think you shoot mostly landscapes, nature type.
Thats the one reason I love Canon ! All lenses lens for FF are APSC compatible. The ones specific to APSC however are not compatible to FF body. I have invested only on the FF lens. The only APSC specific lens that I have is the 10-22 (Since no FF UWA would give me the wide angle I need on the APSC). So basically I can continue to hold on to my lenses while I change bodies without any second thoughts on what happens to lenses.

The other lens that I have are : 50mm 1.8, 70-200 F4 IS L and 100mm IS 2.8 IS L macro. Now thinking about a 24-105 F4 IS L for general travel photography. I mostly shoot landscapes, general stuff and now majorly learning macros.

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Please suggest a good carry around lens for Canon 600D. The 18-55 mm kit lens is not so good. I was thinking about the 18-135 but the quality is more or less the same, the only plus point is the additional zoom range.

I am thinking about the 15-85mm which is very highly regarded but costly as well. Shall I go for it?

Also, what would be a decent and cheap zoom lens? Canon 55-250mm or anything else from Tamron etc? Please suggest!
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Please suggest a good carry around lens for Canon 600D. The 18-55 mm kit lens is not so good. I was thinking about the 18-135 but the quality is more or less the same, the only plus point is the additional zoom range.

I am thinking about the 15-85mm which is very highly regarded but costly as well. Shall I go for it?

Also, what would be a decent and cheap zoom lens? Canon 55-250mm or anything else from Tamron etc? Please suggest!
I have the Tamron 18-270 VC PZ lens with my Canon 70D and it serves very well as a allround walkaround lens, costs about 27K. But its not for professionals.
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Please suggest a good carry around lens for Canon 600D. The 18-55 mm kit lens is not so good.

Also, what would be a decent and cheap zoom lens? Canon 55-250mm or anything else from Tamron etc? Please suggest!
I would suggest canon 24-105 F4 IS L. I think that's the best walk around lens you can get. Surely worth the money.
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I would suggest canon 24-105 F4 IS L. I think that's the best walk around lens you can get. Surely worth the money.
I have used that lens...It's as awesome lens but it is very restricted at the wide angle for cropped sensor cameras like 600D. The effective focal length starts at 36 for 600D which is not usable for any kind of landscape. It is very good for full frame cameras.

That's why I was inclined to 15-85 or 18-135 etc
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Thats the one reason I love Canon ! All lenses lens for FF are APSC compatible.
I think Nikon too is no different here.
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@M35, but Canon's lenses look more homogenous. With Nikon, you have lenses with & with-out in-built motors. This does cause some discomfort when choosing lenses.
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