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Old 10th January 2017, 16:02   #14356
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@manishalive - what's your feedback on Mata electronics ?

I've read some not-so-good feedback about them on the net.
Well yes, I was skeptical as well. But I had nothing to loose. So gave it a shot. Thank God all went well, home pickup and drop as well.

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5.5K looks okay since any decent used body demands close to 10K. By the way, would you mind detailing the repairing done by them. Might help me to fix my cam and sell it off.

Nice pic of the beetle. Keep shooting.
They changed my Motherboard and also mended my Powercard IC.

By the way guys if you leave the camera for a longer period say for more than 15 days do you guys remove the battery? The Mata guy gave me this suggestion to remove the battery if not using the camera for a longer period.
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By the way guys if you leave the camera for a longer period say for more than 15 days do you guys remove the battery? The Mata guy gave me this suggestion to remove the battery if not using the camera for a longer period.
I follow this for over 6 years now. I remember reading the same in Nikon owners manual as well.
PS: There is a separate cap provided to cover the battery terminal end during storage

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Old 10th January 2017, 16:57   #14358
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It is a good suggestion, as a leaking battery can ruin the terminals in the camera leading to hefty repair bills
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Good that the camera is back in action !
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... home pickup and drop as well.
Pick-up & drop service for the camera too ? Any charges ?

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By the way guys if you leave the camera for a longer period say for more than 15 days do you guys remove the battery? .
Interesting - have not heard of leakage of camera batteries till now. Has anybody experienced this ?
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Pick-up & drop service for the camera too ? Any charges ?
Yes 100 rupees, and that was part of 5,500 rupees BIL.
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The D5300 and 750D are competing series. A serious feature to feature comparison you can do on your own but using two competing older DSLRs from the same series (D5100 and 500D) back to back I feel that, as far as entry level DSLRs are concerned:..
What would you recommend between a 750D and D5500/D5600

I love the fact that they Nikon had better ISO & the ability to shoot Full HD video (although the motor noise in videos is a turn off) as is the limited buffer for RAW but Canon strengths on the AF & overall natural colours and results with JPEG are tempting. As is their better execution of interface and also connectivity?

I'm looking for a good DSLR that can ideally handle good isle video duties (Full HD) pref for portrait, everyday & some good moving subject captures.

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Thank God all went well, home pickup and drop as well.

They changed my Motherboard and also mended my Powercard IC.
Thanks dude. This is worth it. Canon quoted INR 10K approx. for the same job while I enquired and hence dropped the plan of repairing.

I might try my luck too when in Bangalore or by sending it to somebody in close proximity to them. Would you mind sharing the contact details as well?
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Thanks dude. This is worth it. Canon quoted INR 10K approx. for the same job while I enquired and hence dropped the plan of repairing.

I might try my luck too when in Bangalore or by sending it to somebody in close proximity to them. Would you mind sharing the contact details as well?
Disclaimer - I have no relation or business interests with the shop. Nor I am an expert. I just tried this shop and it worked for me.

Here are the details -

1.CANON SERVICE (DSLR N LENS SERVICE)@ MATA CAMERA no 86, 1st floor , SP ROAD, opp to ankit infotech, near town hall. Contact Mr VIJAY 9035871324. Branches @ BTM, BASWESHWANAGAR, OLD AIRPORT RD. DOMLUR,SHESHADRIPURAM, BANASWADI, MAITHEKERE. For Door service call Help line 8050164924.
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The D5300 and 750D are competing series.
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(Note: Above is my personal opinion. Secondly, I shoot almost everyday with one of my 5-6 film cameras. They are my first love, still).
Hello, Architect.
Thank you so much for your reply
I am sorry for the late reply, was caught up with things.

I had reached to finalize on the Nikon D5500 because I liked the overall image quality more on that camera compared to the Canon 750D, Canon 760D, and Nikon D5300.

Sadly, I had to put the plan on hold. Other monetary commitments had arisen suddenly.

Once again, Thanks a lot for your post
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Came across this interesting video on the Canon 70-200 IS lens
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Hi guys..
I am a beginner and I am interested in bird photography. I own a Canon 1300D with 55-250mm lens. This is the best shot I've managed to get so far.

The DSLR Thread-rusty-tailed-flycatcher-2.jpg

Rusty tailed flycatcher, Shot @ 250mm, f/5, 1/400, ISO 2000

I would like to plan and invest in a good zoom lens which will get me up closer with the birds and also capture birds in flight.

Kindly give suggestions as to which lens to aim for so that I can plan and buy.

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Hi guys..
I am a beginner and I am interested in bird photography. I own a Canon 1300D with 55-250mm lens. This is the best shot I've managed to get so far.

I would like to plan and invest in a good zoom lens which will get me up closer with the birds and also capture birds in flight.

Kindly give suggestions as to which lens to aim for so that I can plan and buy.

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Vivek
Nice shot. What's your budget? There are many lenses...
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I recently rented a 85mm f/1.8 and took a crack at portraits. A few photos of uncooperative, in-house models.

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I recently rented a 85mm f/1.8 and took a crack at portraits. A few photos of uncooperative, in-house models.
> Very Nice. Great Composition too !!

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@Nilanjan,

The other alternative for 85 is the macro lens in that range. Yes it would be 90/100/105 and hence a bit longer than 85. But it doubles up as a great portrait lens. Sharpness comes natural, it being a macro. You should check it out.
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@Nilanjan,

The other alternative for 85 is the macro lens in that range. Yes it would be 90/100/105 and hence a bit longer than 85. But it doubles up as a great portrait lens. Sharpness comes natural, it being a macro. You should check it out.
I want to try out the new 105mm f/1.4
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