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Old 2nd February 2016, 19:16   #13951
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Let me attach one snapshot and please provide your feedback on quality. This is taken using Canon IXUS P&S camera in auto mode.
It is not just that camera. You could upgrade to dSLR and find the photos still dull. You need to work on composition and presentation.

Couple examples:

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Old 2nd February 2016, 19:30   #13952
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If you aren't keen on a DSLR and want something more pocketable, give the Sony RX100 M2 a look (Flipkart link). We have both this and an entry level Nikon DSLR at home, and the Sony wins on both pic quality and practicality.

I was skeptical buying it too, but went ahead based on a fellow-BHPian's recommendation as my dad didn't want to lug around a DSLR. Nearly a year now and he only has good things to say about it.
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Hi Friends, after going through few pages of thread, I am feeling nervous posting this query.

Few submissions to site such as foodgawker.com made us realize that our photos are not up to standards / quality.
One suggestion from my side. Instead of buying a DSLR outrightly, please try lighting solutions. A few umbrellas, diffused sources of light etc. These need not be costly, but could be DIY as well. Then decide if your current camera is actually insufficient.

Eg, following is an image taken by a 5mp mobile camera. Using a Lego light stand and some smd led for lighting.
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Old 3rd February 2016, 14:34   #13954
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I have a quick question guys, I have a Canon EOS 1100D and I am going to Manali next week. So I want to ask that which mode shall I use to take pictures while we are moving in the car.
And I have 2 lens 18-55mm and 55-250 mm which one should I use while travelling.
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I have a quick question guys, I have a Canon EOS 1100D and I am going to Manali next week. So I want to ask that which mode shall I use to take pictures while we are moving in the car.
And I have 2 lens 18-55mm and 55-250 mm which one should I use while travelling.
Carry both.

Shooting from car depends on what you want to shoot -
. If it is wide road ahead or the panorama from side, then 18-55
. If you want distant hills or far off details then the longer zoom
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Carry both.

Shooting from car depends on what you want to shoot -
. If it is wide road ahead or the panorama from side, then 18-55
. If you want distant hills or far off details then the longer zoom
Thanks for the reply buddy. Also can you suggest me what mode should I use, Manual or Auto? And any recommendations that you want to throw as a piece of advice for better pics.
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Also can you suggest me what mode should I use, Manual or Auto? And any recommendations that you want to throw as a piece of advice for better pics.
Auto, stick to auto if you want any decent shots.
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Thanks for the reply buddy. Also can you suggest me what mode should I use, Manual or Auto? And any recommendations that you want to throw as a piece of advice for better pics.
Use aperture priority at F/8 for good DOF. Use ISO 100 if light is good, else you can go upto ISO 400. If the light is bad, then you can use Auto ISO and/or reduce aperture to F/5.6.

If you are shooting from moving car then use continuous servo AF (AF-C in Nikon speak), else if stationary use AF-S (single servo). I normally use the centre AF point.

Summary
Auto Focus
Aperture Priority, F/8
ISO 100
Single Servo for focus mode
Central AF point

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I have a quick question guys, I have a Canon EOS 1100D and I am going to Manali next week. So I want to ask that which mode shall I use to take pictures while we are moving in the car.
And I have 2 lens 18-55mm and 55-250 mm which one should I use while travelling.
Moving car means you will be shaking. Camera will be shaking.
So go for shutter speed of atleast 1/400 to get minimal blur.

So set shutter priority 1/400 with Auto ISO max limit set to ISO 1600.

Alternatively, you can set aperture to F7.1 in aperture priority, and then see how much ISO you need to achieve 1/400 kind of speeds.

Switch off IS too.
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I have a quick question guys, I have a Canon EOS 1100D and I am going to Manali next week. So I want to ask that which mode shall I use to take pictures while we are moving in the car.
And I have 2 lens 18-55mm and 55-250 mm which one should I use while travelling.
Why don't you stop for a minute and take the snap?
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Hi, my 55-250 EF-S lens is giving Error 1- something like "communication between camera and lens faulty. Please clean the contacts". Tried switching off and on. It works for a few clicks and the error reappears. I also cleaned the contacts with a soft cloth. But the results are the same. Googled and found out that this is a common problem in cannon lenses and probably the flexible cable inside the lens has got damaged. Just wanted to know if anybody has faced this problem, what would be the approximate cost of repair? Should it be given to Canon authorised service center for repair? I am thinking of giving it to JJ Mehta for repairs. Any help would be appreciated please.
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Canon EOS 80D announced:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/927...-canon-eos-80d

A nice mid range Canon upgrade to 70D. Dual Pixel AF, 45 point X-type, mirror vibration control and sensor up to 24MP.
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Canon authorised service center for repair?
The cost of the lens is fairly low. If i am right this lens costs around 12000 but i may be wrong. You are looking at spending around 2-3K overall in case of any electronics failure inside the camera.

Clean the contacts at both camera end and at the lens end and see if that helps

@80D

Another glorified Canon 10D. Canon 10D was ground braking. Post that the incremental XXD series has been pretty much around MP or ISO.

The Sony A6300 being smaller yet stunning will put a lot of pressure on this camera sale and cost is also not looking attractive for anyone to think about buying this with so many alternatives.

There is a new FF from Pentax, the K1 which is priced well below 2K and is looking very attractive. And the 7D Mark II prices are not too high in used market making this a no brainer to not upgrade.

New buyer has plethora of options. I am willing to bet on lower sales number in 6 months compared to other offerings.
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The cost of the lens is fairly low. If i am right this lens costs around 12000 but i may be wrong. You are looking at spending around 2-3K overall in case of any electronics failure inside the camera.

Clean the contacts at both camera end and at the lens end and see if that helps.
Thanks VW2010. The cost of the lens is pretty low. Selling for around 9000 online. So just wanted to know whether it is worth repairing at all. But the photos with this lens are quite good, although I am no expert in photography. Will clean both the contacts as you have suggested. Thanks a lot for the help.
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Canon EOS 80D announced:

A nice mid range Canon upgrade to 70D. Dual Pixel AF, 45 point X-type, mirror vibration control and sensor up to 24MP.
Interesting! I have ordered a 70D. Would have waited for the price drop
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