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Old 27th May 2008, 14:34   #2356
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Danke Steer.

Congratulations on your purchase as well - what combo have you gone for?

EDIT:... oppps the D300 -right? Are you saying Singapore is cheaper than Dxb??

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EDIT:... oppps the D300 -right? Are you saying Singapore is cheaper than Dxb??
Yup. D300 body only. $ 2,200 in DXB, between $1,800 and $1,900 in Sing. Lenses are atrociously cheaper too, but am not buying any.
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Yup. D300 body only. $ 2,200 in DXB, between $1,800 and $1,900 in Sing. Lenses are atrociously cheaper too, but am not buying any.
Wow... Thats another myth busted!

Lots of things, I find, are cheaper in India than in Dxb these days. Wonder why... how... ??
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I thought the heavier the load, the wider the legs of the tripod need to be place. But are you saying that they will buckle under an extra kg or two? I am truly clueless so please shed some light on this!
My setup has a 5Kg limit, but that's not the point. It is not the buckling that should worry you. If the tripod is not sturdy enough, it will start vibrating whenever a heavy camera is loaded. These vibrations are tiny, but can spoil a long tele shot. Every time you touch the camera or there is a breeze, the tripod will vibrate. Higher the load or lighter the tripod, the vibration will last longer.

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Samu, you have an enviable tripod, which lens was Rudra-da using that it could not support the weight?
Thanks, the 400mm IS lens I think.
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there is a breeze, the tripod will vibrate. Higher the load or lighter the tripod, the vibration will last longer.
Oh.. thanks for this tidbit

Now I know why I can't use my cheapo tripod for log exposures at 300 mm (full zoom).

This http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...tml#post824680 (The Official non-auto Image thread)

is one such example.
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I don't really understand too much of the jargon flying around here. I have narrowed down to two choices, the Canon S5 IS and the Panasonic TZ F18. I am being quoted a grey market price of around 15.5k and 17k respectively (over the phone).

Right now, I m inclined towards the Panny. Does anyone here have an adverse comments about it? Otherwise planning to pick it up.
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Wow... Thats another myth busted!

Lots of things, I find, are cheaper in India than in Dxb these days. Wonder why... how... ??
Yes shopping in DXB is surely a myth. Most things are cheaper in India these days. I'm planning to pick up my HTC Touch Diamond from AirTel this time around, not buying from my regular retailer in DXB. In fact the Touch Diamond will be available in India BEFORE it is released in DXB.

The world is changing.
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@watfor

get the panny FZ18. The Lecia is a good glass and the S5IS has some noise issues (I use a Canon 720IS myself which has the exact same sensor and DIGIC III processor as the S5IS).
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Hi
I just upgraded my camera from a P&S camera to a NIKON D60, yet to play around with it.and I'm a noob when it comes to the DSLR terminlogy.

when I turn on the camera, it gives me the screen with all the info of how many Pics can I take, AF, Aperture, Battery. is that the sole purpose of the LCD screen apart from viewing, like a P&S camera can I look the object from the screen and take a pic instead of viewing it from the viewfinder?
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when I turn on the camera, it gives me the screen with all the info of how many Pics can I take, AF, Aperture, Battery. is that the sole purpose of the LCD screen apart from viewing, like a P&S camera can I look the object from the screen and take a pic instead of viewing it from the viewfinder?
Not in the D60 you cannot. D300 or D3 if you want live view (view picture on LCD and shoot) or else you should've looked at the Olympus range which has entry level SLRs with live view. A little late for that, so you need to start shooting the conventional way.
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I don't really understand too much of the jargon flying around here. I have narrowed down to two choices, the Canon S5 IS and the Panasonic TZ F18. I am being quoted a grey market price of around 15.5k and 17k respectively (over the phone).

Right now, I m inclined towards the Panny. Does anyone here have an adverse comments about it? Otherwise planning to pick it up.

Check out the new nikon D80 also [Edit: its P80, sorry for the typo]
Follow the link: Nikon Coolpix P80 digital camera specifications: Digital Photography Review

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Check out the new nikon D80 also
Isn't Nikon D80 almost two years old?
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Congrats KB on your DP.

My camera has been ordered and was picked up from Singapore Duty Free this morning (cheaper by about $400 in Sing!!!).
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Are you saying Singapore is cheaper than Dxb??
Congrats to both of you

The DXB vs Singapore is an eye opener. In the sense that Iv had people complaining to me that S'pore has become expensive.

After the US, HongKong now seems to be the place for good discounts on clearance stuff....Of course hamara bharat is also throwing up a lot of surprises
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Anirudh, you were asking about switching to dSLR other day. Now when you look at KB ka DP episode, you get the idea. It will end up costing you 2-3 times of your orginal budget. Not to forget all the weight you have to lug around.
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Thanks very much souljah!
I've asked to bring a 2GB memory card, about rechargeable battery i shall inform him.Thanks.My friend said the Canon cameras sourced from US doesn't have an international warranty, will authorized dealers here service those cameras if any problem arises?

Further to my queries, guys which is the best memory card(2 GB) and batteries to source as i've finalized Canon A580? My friend said charger along with batteries pack is a good idea. What do you guys think?

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