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Old 11th May 2015, 12:40   #13636
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Please also plan to budget a decent amount for the ball head apart from the tripod itself. Ball heads can be costly and in some cases can end up costlier than the tripods themselves!!
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Hi nilanjan, yes as far as I have read ball head is good I suppose. Maybe a tripod convertible to monopod. I need to use it even for long shutter speed. Yes, have read about the stability of tamron. Any suggestions on these lines?
Yes, i do wish to have a decent ball head as well otherwise the tripos doesnt make sense. any suggestions guys ?
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Old 11th May 2015, 14:43   #13637
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Canon announces new 50mm f 1.8 STM, available for pre-order.

Improvements I can see are a metal mount, STM motor, 7 blade aperture, and lesser min. focus distance. Price unchanged at $125.

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consum...50mm_f_1_8_stm

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Yes, i do wish to have a decent ball head as well otherwise the tripos doesnt make sense. any suggestions guys ?
You have two decisions.
1. Tripod vs monopod
2. The right head (ball/gimbal)

2 will depend on 1
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Old 12th May 2015, 15:15   #13639
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I find it more confusing as i research more of it. can anyone suggest the model number for both tripod / head etc. For eg: i was reading that arca swiss release are better than Quick release and they are better for long lens and also that there have been instances wherein in case of Quick release, the lens has come crashing down since it was not locked properly.
Also, i don't know would there be any reason to go for the more expensive gimbal head as opposed to ball head. i though understand that gimbal heads are easier to move in case of wildlife photography and to capture actions. can you guys give your feedback and also if possible the model which i should go for in this case. Would not mind to invest a bit more upfront rather than upgrading later. Thanks
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Was looking for a DSLR camera for video recording.
Came through an surprising bit of info

It seems the video recording is limited to a certain time in DSLR !
Could anyone help me understand the above

Is it a fact?
If then,
Is there any logical reasoning behind it?
Is it specific to camera models?
Is the roll time restriction standard across models?
Is it specific to geographies?
Is it specific to their memory modules?
Is there anyway to circumvent it?

Sorry for too many Q's!

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Was looking fir DSLR cam for video rec
Came through an surprising bit of info

It seems the video recording is limited to a certain time in DSLR !
Could anyone help me understand the above

Is it a fact?
If then,
Is there any logical reasoning behind it?
Is it specific to camera models?
Is the roll time restriction standard across models?
Is it specific to geographies?
Is it specific to their memory modules?
Is there anyway to circumvent it?

Sorry for too many Q's!
Yes, the video recording time is limited to a certain limit in most SLRs. Like D3100 has maximum recording time limit upto 10 minutes at a stretch. After that you have to start the recording again.

The most common argument which come across this problem is attributed to the fact that the sensors in SLR heats up and to avoid damage, a limit is being set.
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Old 13th May 2015, 12:56   #13642
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Was looking fir DSLR cam for video rec
Came through an surprising bit of info

It seems the video recording is limited to a certain time in DSLR !
Could anyone help me understand the above

Is it a fact?
If then,
Is there any logical reasoning behind it?
Is it specific to camera models?
Is the roll time restriction standard across models?
Is it specific to geographies?
Is it specific to their memory modules?
Is there anyway to circumvent it?

Sorry for too many Q's!
The video recording time in most DSLR is 10 minutes. I have shot a few videos and talked to professionals who use DSLR to shoot videos. The 10 min limit is rarely a problem, as the "scenes" are rarely that long. You just stop recording at an appropriate juncture and start recording.

If you notice, most of the scenes in Discovery and NG are less than 5 min duration.

One thing to note is that unlike camcorders, the DSLR video in modern DSLR can be shot at a high rate - 1080P 50/60 fps with Audio at 480 kb+. Most of the TV sets cannot keep up with this data stream, so you have to use software to down sample both audio and video. The reason for high rate is that you can use it to "slow" the motion if you want (from 60 fps to 24 fps ~ 2.5 times slower).

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Posting this here instead of in the mirrorless thread.

Samsung releases NX1 firmware update, with improvements for both photo and video
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/370...hoto-and-video

This is why Samsung is such a threat to the other players. The ability to quickly iterate and enhance capabilities. They are used to the smartphone world speed (innovate rapidly or get taken to the cleaners), in comparison the camera world moves glacially.

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Old 23rd May 2015, 14:53   #13644
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Hey, if anybody is looking for protective/uv filters for your cameras, check on flipkart today. There are quite a few on sale from photron at Rs 99 (which is usually Rs 499 or so on other sites).
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Is there any store in Mumbai that sells good used DSLR cameras?
Looking out for a Canon 600D, if not something in the same price range.
Any other leads would also be appreciated!
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Hey, if anybody is looking for protective/uv filters for your cameras, check on flipkart today. There are quite a few on sale from photron at Rs 99 (which is usually Rs 499 or so on other sites).
Keep away from ultra cheap UV filters. Their glass id usually of ordinary quality and may impact the images. I usually use the Hoya filters which are excellent.
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Bought Canon EOS 700D (With EF S18-55 IS II + 55-250 mm IS II Lens) 18 MP DSLR Camera (Black)

For 33k!
For my video experiments.
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Bought Canon EOS 700D (With EF S18-55 IS II + 55-250 mm IS II Lens) 18 MP DSLR Camera (Black)

For 33k!
For my video experiments.
Where did you find this deal at 33K?

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Paytm.
Rs 7k cashback
Link below.

The seller I bought is based in Andheri, Mumbai so hoping for a faster shipment.

https://paytm.com/shop/p/canon-eos-7...L2395814C39A66
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Paytm.
Rs 7k cashback
Link below.
The cash back received will be credited to your PayTM wallet and not to the bank account isn't it?
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