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Old 28th October 2016, 20:58   #14311
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I am getting 18-105 with Nikon D5500 instead of 18-140. .
Try and get the 18-140. Both are VR, but the 18-140 is newer, and the images would be a a little better. Also, you will get a little more reach.
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Old 28th October 2016, 21:44   #14312
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From what I have read on photography forums, Yongnuo is the way to go, as every one abroad is switching to this brand.
Hi, the Yongnuo flash was going above my budget so settled with two Yongnuo wireless ETTL trans-receivers and its working absolutely fine. Thanks again.
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Old 30th October 2016, 20:29   #14313
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I have also been looking for a good wide angle lens - any pointers?
I've been planning to purchase to buy a wide angled lens for my Canon APS-C and from the reviews it looks like the Canon 10-18 is the best budget buy.

Check out the reviews on the web.
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Old 31st October 2016, 09:53   #14314
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I've been planning to purchase to buy a wide angled lens for my Canon APS-C and from the reviews it looks like the Canon 10-18 is the best budget buy.

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Canon 10-18 is good value for money. You can not use flash on wider side so I use it for landscaping. It is not a general purpose lens like 18-55 and is good wide. I find it good for taking portraits with landscape behind.
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Old 31st October 2016, 12:10   #14315
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During a recent trip to Bhutan I found a large fraction of users having an 18-130/140 mm as their standard on both Nikon & Canon. My son has the more common 18-55 and 55-200 and is planning to switch to an 18-140 on his Nikon.
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During a recent trip to Bhutan I found a large fraction of users having an 18-130/140 mm as their standard on both Nikon & Canon. My son has the more common 18-55 and 55-200 and is planning to switch to an 18-140 on his Nikon.
I recently got the Nikon D5300 with the 18-140mm lens and the results are really good. In fact the images are better than the D600+ 24-85 combo that I had earlier. The 18-140 lens has lesser edge distortion. I am liking the D5300 too as it gives sharp pictures and better colour rendering. Though technically the D600 was far superior than the D5300, I am actually liking the results from my D5300 more.
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I've been planning to purchase to buy a wide angled lens for my Canon APS-C and from the reviews it looks like the Canon 10-18 is the best budget buy.

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+1

Best bang for the buck. It has IS and STM. With a variable ND filter this can be an awesome landscape setup.
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I've been planning to purchase to buy a wide angled lens for my Canon APS-C and from the reviews it looks like the Canon 10-18 is the best budget buy.

Check out the reviews on the web.
Many thanks! The reviews seem good. Will look out for some deals.
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Newb question- What is the best Point & Shoot camera one can buy to learn the ropes of photography? Something which should not hurt too much financially if one does not wish to pursue it further?

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Newb question- What is the best Point & Shoot camera one can buy to learn the ropes of photography? Something which should not hurt too much financially if one does not wish to pursue it further?

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Most of the modern smart phones have decent cameras and rival most P&S. Learn to use the cellphone camera. Go deep into the camera menu and you will be surprised at the controls and facilities available in modern cell phone camera. After that move straight to a DSLR.
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Newb question- What is the best Point & Shoot camera one can buy to learn the ropes of photography? Something which should not hurt too much financially if one does not wish to pursue it further?
I will say go for a good rangefinder with a zoom lens. The basic will be say 5MP and a decent zoom, say 5x or more. Why only 5MP since an A4 print only requires about 3MP. So even after cropping you have enough juice left. Look at any of the better reputed marques like Canon, Nikon, Olympus, etc. I somehow never considered Sony to be in the same category, but many will disagree with me.
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Newb question- What is the best Point & Shoot camera one can buy to learn the ropes of photography? Something which should not hurt too much financially if one does not wish to pursue it further?
http://www.ebay.in/itm/Canon-G9-Point-and-Shoot-Digital-Camera-/122178325202 or, get abt P&S camera with a Manual mode.

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Nikkor 200-500 f5.6 + Nikkor TC 14E on a D810.
1/100 sec. f/8 650 mm ISO 100
If you can nail the focus, the images are definitely use-able with some processing !
Greater coucal in some nice morning light !
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I will say go for a good rangefinder with a zoom lens. The basic will be say 5MP and a decent zoom, say 5x or more. Why only 5MP since an A4 print only requires about 3MP. So even after cropping you have enough juice left. Look at any of the better reputed marques like Canon, Nikon, Olympus, etc. I somehow never considered Sony to be in the same category, but many will disagree with me.
Hi,
Any particular model suggestions?

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Test shots from a Sigma 17-50 f2.8. No processing.

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focus on the leaf in the centre:
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How is the pic quality ?
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