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Old 16th August 2009, 14:31   #1381
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Saurabh, saw the pictures. They are nice but without captions it becomes difficult to associate. Did you take the pics of the snow clad Alps from a copter?
GD bhaisaab my mistake, i have put up the captions now & hopefully will be better to associate with.

The snow clad Alps (Mt. Titlis) is taken through a cable car . Though would have loved to take snaps from a helicopter too
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Old 18th August 2009, 09:55   #1382
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Hi. I am considering buying a dslr. I have shortlisted the Canon eos 500D & the Nikon D90. There is an approximate 20k difference in price between the two which works in favor of Canon. However I would appreciate if someone can tell me why the Nikon is overpriced. The specs in comparision do not have much difference, yet the price difference is huge. Dpreview rates both the cameras equally. Following are the deals available. Please guide me through this.

Canon eos 500D with twin lens kit(Canon) = 61500/-
with Canon EF-SS 18-55mm IS lens & Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS Lens

Nikon D90 twin lens(Nikon) kit = 82000/-
with 18-105mm ED VR lens & 55-200mm DX VR lens.

I need to know 2 things.
1. Which is superior between the two and what features justify the higher cost of the Nikon?
2. On a cost by feature comparision which camera is a better buy?

Both are offering a 2year warranty.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 18th August 2009, 10:53   #1383
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Canon eos 500D with twin lens kit(Canon) = 61500/-
with Canon EF-SS 18-55mm IS lens & Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS Lens

Nikon D90 twin lens(Nikon) kit = 82000/-
with 18-105mm ED VR lens & 55-200mm DX VR lens.

I need to know 2 things.
1. Which is superior between the two and what features justify the higher cost of the Nikon?
2. On a cost by feature comparision which camera is a better buy?

Both are offering a 2year warranty.
1. the D90 and 500D are very different beasts. The D90 is better compared the the Canon 50D not 500D. The weather sealing, body ruggedness etc. is the difference.

2. I'd take the D90 kit but with the 16-85 and 70-300 lens kit instead. the current combo gives you too much overlap between the 18-105 and 55-200.

In that sense the Canon kit is better balanced and for the 20K extra you could get yourself a 270EX flash, battery pack + extra batteries, or a nice fast prime like the 28/1.8 (which will work out to a 42mm on the 1.6 crop canon). 42mm is about what the human eye sees au naturel.

Lastly Nikon and Canon camera work very differently and have a very different touch and feel. I myself prefered a Nikon's feel (having used the 1Ds) but bought a Canon because it would let me have access to my niece's pro lens collection. So use both bodies and see what feels better. Also compare the Nikon D90 to the Canon 50D body and the Canon 500D to the Nikon D5000.
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Old 18th August 2009, 12:32   #1384
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Presented the D300 to self yesterday. Picked the body with bill as the difference between a non-billed one was 4K. Also registered the D300 on the Nikon site.

The economics:

D300 body only - Rs. 71000/-

Less D80 body - Rs. 31000/-

Difference paid - Rs. 40000/-

First thing I did was to charge the battery fully and update the firmware to the latest 1.10
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Old 18th August 2009, 12:46   #1385
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Got to try a 5D MkII today. Stunning is an understatement. Its a mind blowing camera. The amount of detail that camera extracts even from crummy lenses is crazy. Put a good fast prime on it and the amount of detail is a sight to behold.
This purchase would be useless unless you're taking large prints on a regular basis. What say?
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Congrats GD on your new D300. Now you have a professional DSLR!

Awaiting your first impressions & some pics.

OT: What is the price of D90 with bill?
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This purchase would be useless unless you're taking large prints on a regular basis. What say?
Rudra Sir,

Any tips or a small write up on your workflow for printing would help all of us. I went to get a print done and was disappointed. The print came out pretty dark :(. Am I missing something? I did check the calibration of my laptop monitor and it looked fine. Also, I ain't sure if Print eXpress would give out the ICC profile of the printer used for me to soft proof before going. And it would be great if you could let me know where you get your prints done. Thanks in advance.
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I got myself, Sony Alpha 200W, this is my first move to a DSLR camera. I went in for dual lens kit which came with 18-70mm Lens & also 75-300mm telephoto lens also along with the camera.

Pretty much satisfied with the quality of snaps & the ease of use. Are there other BHPians also using the same one?
I am using the same camera. But instead of the 75-300 kit lens I am using 70-300 minolta lens.

Your photo album is pretty nice, except that IMO the saturation is a bit on a higher side.
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Thanks man. I didn't check the official price for D90, but the grey price for the same with kit lens is 59K. I can't hazard a guess since it is different for different models.

For e.g. the D300 body in grey is for 67K while with bill it is for 71K. Since the difference was 4k I opted for with the bill. But on the contrary when I enquired for D700, the body in grey was for 1.10-1.15K while the billed one was for 1.30K.

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Congrats GD on your new D300. Now you have a professional DSLR!

Awaiting your first impressions & some pics.

OT: What is the price of D90 with bill?
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Thanks GD for the price info.

I guess the difference for D90 should be 3 - 4 K, considering the price diff for D300.
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D90 body gray is 47k if that helps
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Correction: 44K as of yesterday

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D90 body gray is 47k if that helps
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Guru, a big congrats for your new baby. Now quickly show us some results.
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@gd1418
Awesome buy! Have fun!

@Reign of Chaos
I too had checked out the camera.

I am not too impressed with its low light performance and speed(fps), keep in mind that the more pixels there are - the less light there is to fall on each photo receptor, since there is a finite number of photons that can expose an image on the sensor. Unless you are shooting for huge billboards that need huge images, the extra pixels are just an opportunity to introduce more noise accumulation on the sensor. The HD video is awesome on a camera, but i believe a movie cam and still cam at the pro level ought to do their separate tasks to the best.

But don’t get me wrong, I think the 5D Mark 2 is fantastic camera for the money, my best buddy uses one and I fiddle around with it a lot.. It's just that I think the high ISO is not quite there yet as well as the frame rate. Many a time speed is the difference between a great try, and a great shot.

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keep in mind that the more pixels there are - the less light there is to fall on each photo receptor, since there is a finite number of photons that can expose an image on the sensor.
5D Mark II being full frame, will it not be managed by the bigger (24x36) sensor?
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