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Old 12th March 2008, 06:19   #1876
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Are there any websites, that give photography tips for amateurs?
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Old 12th March 2008, 09:33   #1877
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Are there any websites, that give photography tips for amateurs?
Please see my post nos. 1744 and 1747 on this same thread.
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Old 12th March 2008, 11:18   #1878
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tsk1979's bookmarks tagged with "photography" on del.icio.us should give you some 27 websites
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Are there any websites, that give photography tips for amateurs?
Buy a good book that you can refer to any time you need by an author such as John Hedgecoe.
Amazon.com: John Hedgecoe's Complete Photography Course: John Hedgecoe: Books
A book will teach you the basics. You can refer to the Internet for specifics when you are ready. The sheer amount of information on the internet can be confusing for a beginner.
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Hi guys, I have a new Pentax K100D DSLR. The kit contained a 18-55 mm lens. I am looking at alternative long range lenses. Does anyone have any idea about the compatible lenses available in India ? Tamron ?
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Hi,
I am going to buy a digi-camera by this month end,I am a total dumb in photography,i have no idea what so ever.What i am looking for is:- ease of use & handle,moderate to good options featuers,Good picture quality.While going through the thread,Canon power S3IS is highly recommended(it can shoot movies too,added plus),plz advice me what shuld i look for?this camera will do more of still photography rather then movies.
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My budget is 12k-15k.
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Gill, I would suggest the newer verson S5 IS. Extremely userfriendly and good build. Check if 12X zoom is fine for you. But the budget may be an issue. See if you can get it from abroad.
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@mail4ajo,
S5 will be out of my budget to be honest,moreover i think S3IS suffice the requirements to a good extent and it might fit into the budet as well,

Any idea about the current prices of S3 in india?Any other options to consider other then this one which are good or even better then s3 and are in this price range?
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Hi guys, I have a new Pentax K100D DSLR. The kit contained a 18-55 mm lens. I am looking at alternative long range lenses. Does anyone have any idea about the compatible lenses available in India ? Tamron ?
Hey! one more K100D owner Pentax gear in India is quite limited. You could try pentax lenses from distributor IDLDPL . I remember Photo circle in Bangalore can source most pentax mount lenses. I am actually waiting for the pentax 55-300 which is going to be released sometime mid 2008. And if it holds up to the performance of 50-200, it should be better than the sigma or tamron counterparts.
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Any suggestions!What all models should i consider in the mentioned budget.Help shall be appreciated.
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If you can get the camera from US, S5 IS is available in US for $300 approx.I feel its the best camera in its category even though some other models boast of a larger zoom.

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Any suggestions!What all models should i consider in the mentioned budget.Help shall be appreciated.
It actually depends on what you want to shoot.
If you are primarily a bird photographer and are planning to use zoom quite a bit, the 18x or 20x superzooms for Fuji/Canon/Olympus will do the job.
If you are a wide angle guy who likes landscapes more, go for a camera which is 28mm on the wide end.
As a personal preference, I like the Fuji P&S cameras the most because of their excellent sensor.
If you buy a camera which is most popular on flickr, it will not guarantee that your pictures will be most popular on flickr.
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I own a Nikon Coolpix 2200, Canon S1 IS, and a Nikon N75 SLR, and here are my suggestions for the first time buyer:
1. Consider where you plan to use the camera (most important)
If you plan to take it for outings, vacations, treks, and other outdoor activities, then a big camera is ruled out. Go for a slim one that fits easily in your backpack, and is not a pain to carry along. If you go for a bigger camera, then chances of not taking it with you increase dramatically. For eg., I always carry the Coolpix 2200.

2. Bigger cameras' are suited for serious shooting, and where your aim is to concentrate on the photo. Also they are good to be used at family functions, where you can park it when not needed.

Recommendations wise, I'd say go for a Canon or a Nikon. Sony has a premium on its brand.

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Recommendations wise, I'd say go for a Canon or a Nikon. Sony has a premium on its brand.
Pentax and Olympus are also alternates.
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If you can get the camera from US, S5 IS is available in US for $300 approx.I feel its the best camera in its category even though some other models boast of a larger zoom.
I got the S5IS for a colleague at USD 367 from Circuit city. Special price. Online on Adorama, BHphoto should be cheaper. I was delighted at the quality of this cam for the 2 weeks I played with it.
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