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Old 28th January 2016, 12:30   #13906
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sorry for another newbie post.

I failed to buy the D3200 on recent sale, and it was available around Rs.18990 on all 3-4 online stores, but since yesterday all sites list it at Rs.26000+

I don't see logic of this steep rise, Sites like paytm and amazon India were offering it under 19K even on non-sale days.

currently Nikon D3200 & D3300 is priced almost same ?

seems will have to delay this purchase again :-(
i would suggest getting the D3300, even if it is much more than the D3200. D3300 has a faster processor resulting in burst speed more and no Filter on the sensor images are sharper. Apart from a few other enhancements.
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Old 28th January 2016, 23:24   #13907
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I was of the same opinion. Till I saw some amazing deals on 7D-II selling almost at 70D pricing

That's when I noticed good deals on 7D-II (I think it may be something to do with new Nikon D500 announcement? Dont know).

If you have not seen, check out Acratech Ballheads.
Same Price It should be an absolute steal deal then !!

The D500 is on the more expensive side and it is not miles ahead of the 7D as well, other than the AF points of course, but 65 AF points also are huge. I don't think that could be the reason.

Oh God, the Ballheads are real expensive !!

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Full frame can get addictive

The 7D Mk2 deals were due to Black Friday and Christmas. Awesome deal.

There is not too much switching among folks going for high end crop sensor cameras. More of upgrade buys than brand switching, due to existing investment in gear and habit (ergonomics).

The D500 looks very interesting.
Brilliantly put across Nilanjan.

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currently Nikon D3200 & D3300 is priced almost same ?

seems will have to delay this purchase again :-(
D3300 is way ahead in terms of IQ, Video, Battery Life, Speed - It's a no brainer ! Amazon has both priced at 22k. You should check again.

Like BMW's ad says, "Don't postpone Joy !"
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Old 29th January 2016, 11:42   #13908
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D3300 is way ahead in terms of IQ, Video, Battery Life, Speed - It's a no brainer ! Amazon has both priced at 22k. You should check again.

Like BMW's ad says, "Don't postpone Joy !"
D3300 is now just 2K more
http://www.amazon.in/Nikon-D3300-Dig...ds=nikon+d3300

there is no justification for getting the d3200. I guess that the stocks of D3200 are running out, hence the rising prices.
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Old 31st January 2016, 01:18   #13909
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thanks for inputs, D3300 prices have been revised atleast 2 times a day since last week.

Its 27K+ now, I would trying to buy this in a week or so.
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Old 31st January 2016, 09:21   #13910
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i would suggest getting the D3300, even if it is much more than the D3200. D3300 has a faster processor resulting in burst speed more and no Filter on the sensor images are sharper. Apart from a few other enhancements.
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D3300 is way ahead in terms of IQ, Speed - It's a no brainer !
Disagree, because at this level the limiting factors are the user skill and the quality of glass attached.
I would get a d3200 + 50/1.8D instead, if the difference in price allows you to do so. With a 50/1.8D, the learning is better and you will start loving the process and the outcome than what you gain by just pressing the AF button all the time.
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Can the camera gurus help? I gave my 1 1/2 year old Canon EOS 500D to my kids to take snaps at a party and now the autofocus (AF) is not working. I have tried everything but the whirring/humming noises (when set to AF) is absent. Manual focus is fine and pictures are as clear as ever. Battery is also fine.

Taking it to the Canon service center this week but any pointers please?
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1) Is there a switch on the lens to turn auto focus on/off?

2) Does manual focus feel "normal" or stiff. If stiff, the lens has been banged and is unable to rotate freely.
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Disagree, because at this level the limiting factors are the user skill and the quality of glass attached.
I would get a d3200 + 50/1.8D instead, if the difference in price allows you to do so. With a 50/1.8D, the learning is better and you will start loving the process and the outcome than what you gain by just pressing the AF button all the time.
The "D" lens will not AF on this body, you need "G" lens with inbuilt motor.

The difference in price is not really worth going for D3200m but the difference in features is large.

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1) Is there a switch on the lens to turn auto focus on/off?

2) Does manual focus feel "normal" or stiff. If stiff, the lens has been banged and is unable to rotate freely.
. Yes there is a switch on lens to switch between AF & MF
. In modern lenses MF should be super smooth when switched to MF. In some lenses when the switch if in AF there is a lot of stiffness.
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Old 31st January 2016, 12:18   #13914
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Taking it to the Canon service center this week but any pointers please?
For Canon sysems; AF is on the lens. You may want to check with another lens to confirm if it indeed is a problem with the body.

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Old 31st January 2016, 13:03   #13915
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Guys,

Looking at buying a DSLR by mid February.

I am total newbie in the field of photography. So as a beginner can i buy the Canon EOS 1200D (check screen shot for deal).

What I get:

Body
18-55 lens
55-200 lens
8gb memory card
DSLR bag

All this for Rs 28,400. After applying promo code of CAM15, I get a 15% Cashback of Rs 4,260 worth meet people coming to Rs 24,140.

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Old 31st January 2016, 14:11   #13916
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The "D" lens will not AF on this body, you need "G" lens with inbuilt motor.
Unfortunately you didn't seem to read my post.
Re-read again and you will know what I meant.
I have/ had multiple 'G', 'D' and 'E' lenses. A DSLR gives you unlimited opportunities if one is ready to see the world beyond the AF zone.

Also that there is nothing to write home about, when one talks about the AF performance of any of the D3xxx bodies.

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but the difference in features is large.
Nope, at least for me.

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Guys,

Looking at buying a DSLR, I am also newbie in photography and want to get serious with this hobby

Went to Nikon store nearby and was torn between D7000 and D 5300

I know these two choices are little odd, but the store guy gave me a deal wherein D7000 with 18-140 lens was around 53000 and D 5300 with same lens is around 48000

Also in the same pricing whether it is beneficial to buy 18-140 lens OR 18-55 & 55-200 lens
Please help me in the choice.

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Old 31st January 2016, 14:23   #13918
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Disagree, because at this level the limiting factors are the user skill and the quality of glass attached.
I would get a d3200 + 50/1.8D instead, if the difference in price allows you to do so. With a 50/1.8D, the learning is better and you will start loving the process and the outcome than what you gain by just pressing the AF button all the time.
50mm is too tight on crop cameras such as D3xxx/D5xxx. A 35mm on a crop sensor is equivalent to 50mm on a full body. I find 35mm 1.8g to be good on my D5200.

And it is better to buy a G version (for non inbuilt AF cameras such as D3xxx/D5xxx) and not use the AF than buy the D version and not have the AF available at all. Learning how to focus should be as per convenience/leaning of the user, and not be forced on him.
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Guys,

Looking at buying a DSLR by mid February.

I am total newbie in the field of photography. So as a beginner can i buy the Canon EOS 1200D (check screen shot for deal).

What I get:

Body
18-55 lens
55-200 lens
8gb memory card
DSLR bag

All this for Rs 28,400. After applying promo code of CAM15, I get a 15% Cashback of Rs 4,260 worth meet people coming to Rs 24,140.

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What say?
This same pack getts available for 20k on amazon etc from time to time. Are you fixated on this camera? Because this is pretty much the entry camera that you will find limitations of really soon. Buy the xxxD (three digit D) in canon or D5xxx in nikon for a little more money. I will advice to get a package with 18-140 or some lens, than having 2 different lens. 200mm is not much, and you will quickly feel the need of 300mm. So my advice is:

1. Buy a better camera.
2. Get a lens of 18-140 or more so that more zoom is in one lens.
3. Rather than zoom, you may want to get prime lens.
4. Go slow with the upgrades/additions.
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50mm is too tight on crop cameras such as D3xxx/D5xxx. A 35mm on a crop sensor is equivalent to 50mm on a full body. I find 35mm 1.8g to be good on my D5200.
For what?
These are not all purpose glasses.
I would get a d3200 + kit lens + 50/1.8D instead of D3300 + kit any day. But then that is just me.
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