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Old 22nd March 2017, 10:59   #14446
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Hello experts,

I have a D700 and mostly use it with a Nikon 50mm 1.8g and quite happy with what it is. A friend of mine is letting go of his Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8g and Nikon 80-200 f/2.8. My usage is primarily for family pics and landscape shots when on a holiday. I am getting both the lenses at a decent price and both are in good condition. I have seen them and held them and they are heavy, it is recommended I get both or only one? I may probably not get them at the price later. I know money is not the only criteria but for my usage are these lenses recommended?

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Old 22nd March 2017, 11:21   #14447
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Hello experts,

I have a D700 and mostly use it with a Nikon 50mm 1.8g and quite happy with what it is. A friend of mine is letting go of his Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8g and Nikon 80-200 f/2.8. My usage is primarily for family pics and landscape shots when on a holiday. I am getting both the lenses at a decent price and both are in good condition. I have seen them and held them and they are heavy, it is recommended I get both or only one? I may probably not get them at the price later. I know money is not the only criteria but for my usage are these lenses recommended?

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Get both. 24-70 for family and friends and 80-200 for distant shots - birds, animals etc.
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Old 22nd March 2017, 11:47   #14448
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Get both. 24-70 for family and friends and 80-200 for distant shots - birds, animals etc.
Thanks Aroy. Will get both.
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Thanks Aroy. Will get both.
Well, I don't know your style, but I would think that a used 85mm 1.8 and a 24-120mm walk around/landscape/general lens would fit your needs better, given that you already have the 50mm. VFM too.
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I was looking at a few old photos. The D810 sensor is special. was designed by Nikon and fabricated by Sony. Hope that Nikon releases a worthy upgrade to the current D8xx bodies.

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Winter morning. Cold. Mist. Diffused light from the rising sun. Wild boars having their morning drink. Monochrome shot.
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Old 28th March 2017, 17:06   #14450
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Chennai BHPians,
Need recommendations for Canon/Nikon dealers in Chennai city. I am looking for entry level Canon/Nikon DSLR and have checked out Croma in T.nagar which is approx 5K more than Flipkart/Amazon Price. Do you know of any other authorised dealer in Chennai with good pricing?
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Chennai BHPians,
Need recommendations for Canon/Nikon dealers in Chennai city. I am looking for entry level Canon/Nikon DSLR and have checked out Croma in T.nagar which is approx 5K more than Flipkart/Amazon Price. Do you know of any other authorised dealer in Chennai with good pricing?
Cameraciti on cathedral road would be a good place to start with. They have a website as well. Google it.
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Old 27th April 2017, 15:34   #14452
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I am being offered well maintained Sigma Canon mount 150-500, 5yr old for 30k. Is it worth it? I am buying it until I save up enough for Canon 100-400Mk2.
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Old 28th April 2017, 00:54   #14453
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I am being offered well maintained Sigma Canon mount 150-500, 5yr old for 30k. Is it worth it? I am buying it until I save up enough for Canon 100-400Mk2.
I've owned the lens for a month back in 2012. It was a newer smooth finish. Overall it was a good lens for the money especially because of the reach. AF was ok and sharpness was adequate. The major drawback for me was the speed. I liked the Canon 100-400 V1 better than this lens for the AF and usability. Used price here in the US is around 400-450$ for the Sigma and 600$ for the 100-400 v1. The V2 sells for 1500$. Bottom line is if you want to experiment what you can do with 500mm go for it. If you already know that the Sigma or Tamron 150-600 is a huge improvement over BIGMOS. Hope this helps you decide

Here are some shots I got with it with exif.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Sigma 150-500mm ƒ/6.3 500.0 mm 1/125 ISO 1250
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Sigma 150-500mm ƒ/6.3 500.0 mm 1/200 ISO 1250
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Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Sigma 150-500mm ƒ/6.3 500.0 mm 1/800 ISO 640
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Sigma 150-500mm ƒ/6.3 500.0 mm 1/400 ISO 1250
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Sigma 150-500mm ƒ/6.3 313.0 mm 1/640 ISO 1250
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I have a Nikon D3100 since September 2011. Nearly six years since I am into Photography. Though my D3100 (18-55/55-200mm) is working flawlessly, I am contemplating to upgrade to something better. With upgraded skills and experience, I hope to have better pics with the help of a new too.

Now I am only contemplating, nothing urgent or immediate purchase planned.

Please recommend me something good in the budget of Rs. 1 Lac (Maximum including both body and lens). I am open to both Canon and Nikon.

I mostly click Cityscapes and street photography along with all other general photography as per my travelling needs. Currently I am not planning to again go for professional event Photography due to lack of time with current job, though I have even done few commercial events with my D3100 in the past.
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Get both. 24-70 for family and friends and 80-200 for distant shots - birds, animals etc.
Both lenses are for the same purpose. 200mm is too short an FL for animal and birds (more like pets and portrait). So have 'almost' have the two of the Holy Trinity now time for a 14-24mm . None of the lenses can be used for 'street' as both are heavy and tiring to carry around with the body and also not that discreet. I think the old 80-200mm can be given a pass; get the 24-70mm f/2.8G

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I have a Nikon D3100 since September 2011. Nearly six years since I am into Photography. Though my D3100 (18-55/55-200mm) is working flawlessly, I am contemplating to upgrade to something better. With upgraded skills and experience, I hope to have better pics with the help of a new too.

Now I am only contemplating, nothing urgent or immediate purchase planned.

Please recommend me something good in the budget of Rs. 1 Lac (Maximum including both body and lens). I am open to both Canon and Nikon.

I mostly click Cityscapes and street photography along with all other general photography as per my travelling needs. Currently I am not planning to again go for professional event Photography due to lack of time with current job, though I have even done few commercial events with my D3100 in the past.
Actually D3xxx series is good enough for most images. You upgrade to higher priced models only if any one of the following is absolutely necessary
FX Body
. Landscapes with wide angle lenses. FX will get more width
. Low light. FX has marginally better High ISO noise
. If you want to use the older MF AIS lenses
DX
. 5xxx series if you want the tilting screen
. 7xxx series if you want semi professional water resistant body
. 7xxx series if you want two SD card slots
. 7xxx series if you want to use the older MF AIS lenses

I bough a D3300 in March'14 and after more than 80,000 images it is still going strong. If I upgrade it will be for a no frills FX body. The beauty if this body is that it is small, light and the price is a steal. Excellent for street photography

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Old 2nd May 2017, 19:17   #14457
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I am looking for my first DSLR camera, maybe the EOS 1200D, as the budget is 20 to 30k. Could not find whether it has image stabilisation feature. Is this an important feature ?

Gurus, please advise
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I am looking for my first DSLR camera, maybe the EOS 1200D, as the budget is 20 to 30k. Could not find whether it has image stabilisation feature. Is this an important feature ?

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For canon, the Image Stabilization is built into the lens and not the camera. If you choose an appropriate lens that has IS built in, then you should be alright.
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For canon, the Image Stabilization is built into the lens and not the camera. If you choose an appropriate lens that has IS built in, then you should be alright.
Yes, thanks, I picked up the EOS 1300D with an extra 250mm lens alongwith the 18-55mm. The camera has Image Stabilisation.

Just started clicking and beginning to love my new hobby !

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Hi Guys,
A noob question! This might have been answered already but could not find the relevant one.
I'm very new to DSLR photography and have Nikon 3300 D with basic lens kit 35/45-105.
Is there a better way to reduce size of the photo without hampering the quality too much. Photos are of 6-7 MB each and I would like to reduce those to be able to upload on the forum. I tried some free tools like 'Photo! Editor' etc but quality of photos has reduced drastically after compression.

Can someone suggest a better method to reduce the size or suggest a better free tool?
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