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Old 1st February 2008, 11:15   #1771
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Been using the D300 with a 18-200mm Vr lens for a month
and must say piscs at 3200 are very good
havnt tried boost(6400)

annoying thing is i have one teeny weeny dead pixel on my LCD .....
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Old 3rd February 2008, 19:24   #1772
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Gentlemen, finally there is an E3 in the forum. Just got hold of it.

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Congrats, that a heavy-hitter. Post some images.
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mail4ajo : Has anyone brought cams or lenses from Adorama, BHPhoto or JR at their store in NYC? I have some stopover time in NYC and planning to visit the stores. But they charge a 8.65% Sales tax.
B&H, Adorama - have bought from both, online & in-store. Keep aside sufficient time if you are going in-store. Both are safe bets.

Try for an on-line purchase, but with billing & delivery address outside the state of NY. Any retailer will charge tax if you are buying in-store, or if on-line - when your billing / shipping address is in a state where the retailer has a physical presence. One exception is if the retailer specifically states he will absorb the tax part.
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Old 4th February 2008, 05:10   #1774
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Default Photography in snowy conditions

I am currently in Toronto, Canada on official duty. Trying to get some good snaps in this peak winter time here. Its pretty much fully white and I find it quite difficult to get decent pictures on my Canon S5 and A80. Most of them look very pale and foggy. Request gurus here to advice me on appropriate techniques. Shall post some sample images in the other thread.
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Appuchan, camera has a tendency to under expose in situations where the scene is predominantly white, so shift to any of the semi-auto modes and compensate the exposure.
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Old 4th February 2008, 09:10   #1776
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Gentlemen, finally there is an E3 in the forum. Just got hold of it.
we want to see some pics!
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Old 4th February 2008, 10:30   #1777
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Gentlemen, finally there is an E3 in the forum. Just got hold of it..
I'll envy you everytime I need a swivel LCD; for me however canon's extensive service network in India was the killer (besides my friends and niece who are Pros all use Canon so I believe I would be in a better position to twist some arms if they deny me service).
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Gentlemen, finally there is an E3 in the forum. Just got hold of it.
Congrats!!!!

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Old 4th February 2008, 15:10   #1779
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we want to see some pics!
This is a whole new beast. Will take some time learning it, photos may have to wait. Even though I am very familiar with E-500, I couldn't figure out how to change mode in E3 until I read the manual. So, some controls are very different, while most others are similar. I need to customise to my shooting needs. It is a little bigger than E-500, but the viewfinder is just amazing. I could easily focus in dull indoor lights, even dark objects like my camera bag. No more lowlight AF problems for me.

Now I might need a new carry bag for the bigger camera.

I am also trying out Adobe Lightroom trial.
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I am in urgent need for a telezoom lens on rental for canon 350D. I would need it for 3 days from 8th Feb to 10th Feb. Any telezoom like 70-300, 70-200mm, any brand that will fit the canon mount, slow, fast will do.

I am ready to give appropriate rent and deposit if required. Please PM me.

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Hey guys,
im planning on buying a digital camera. Now im a shutterbug but dont really have a good camera, the only one i have is a vga on my cell which is just a gap fill measure.
I am looking for a basic camera in the range of Rs.10,000/-
Am also considering the K810i Cybershot Phone with Xenon Flash by Sony Ericsson as then i wont have to carry around a camera and a phone.

What are your suggestions? Please keep in mind that my needs are for a basic camera and the settings are mostly going to be on AUTO for 90% of the time and print outs will be almost negligible. Mostly the photos will be stored and viewed electronically (On the Computer or on a phone).

So does it make sense to go for the K810i to fullfill my camera need?

Also i forgot to mention another cam-phone contender is the Nokia N73 which people say also has a very good camera but i am a Sony Ericsson fan.

Both the phones are 3MP and i frankly dont think i require more.

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I am looking for a basic camera in the range of Rs.10,000/-
Am also considering the K810i Cybershot Phone
What are your suggestions?
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Also i forgot to mention another cam-phone contender is the Nokia N73
No camera phone not even the N82/N95 etc.. can compete with even a basic digicam. It is not the number of megapixels but the size of the pixels that is more imprtant (after you cross the basic 4MP resolution). This means that a 4MP camera with a 1/2.5" CCD might take a better picture than a 10MP camera with a 1/2.5" CCD (for example my 6 year old Canon G2 compares quite favourably with my few month old Canon IXUS 860).

A camrea phone is good for when you dont have a camera though.
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Hi All,

Background to case

Amateur trekker with a passion for photography. Currently using a Sony T100 digi for exploring shots.

Budget to purchase new unit

Roughly Rs 40K - INR purchase to help with warranty ( if that really helps )

Need help in selecting a good camera based on your collective wisdom. As this will probably be my last camera purchase for atleast a decade.

Am inclined towards the H9 - Sony but this is jus an impulse, with no real rationale.

Appreciate all your guidance through this process.

Regards,
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Old 5th February 2008, 12:01   #1784
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As this will probably be my last camera purchase for atleast a decade.
Good luck...we all say this when we buy a new camera

BTW, why not a DSLR, you can get one for 40K easily.
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Good luck...we all say this when we buy a new camera

BTW, why not a DSLR, you can get one for 40K easily.
...!!! For your sake, I wish I get a stupendous rise and can afford atleast one new Cam every two years inclusive of lens

- Sure it can be a DSLR if it comes at the price. Any brand / product suggestions.

- Even though am exposed only to a miniscule SONY T 100, i remember my younger days when folks at home drolled over a Yashica & an Olympus. Are they still as good a brand as they were made out to be then..or has technology got the better of these old-time Champions??

Looking forward..
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