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Old 10th June 2008, 12:00   #2446
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carzy, you cannot add a telephoto to your S3IS. It is a non SLR camera and there are no interchangable lenses. You will have to use the inbuild zoom(which is quite a lot)
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tsk, lenses are available for S3 IS/ Fuji S9000 and such prosumer cameras.

They are called "Converter lenses" so meybe they are different breed from SLR leses but they seem to achieve intended function.

E.g. Amazon.com: Canon TC-DC58B Tele Converter Lens for S5 IS, S3 IS & S2 IS Digital Camera: Camera & Photo
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Old 10th June 2008, 13:03   #2448
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Guys, Canon Launches the 1000D , claimed the cheapest DSLR

This camera is having following specs :

10.1 megapixel APS-C size CMOS Sensor
DiG!C III Image Processor
7-point AF
Fast shooting, capturing 3.0 fps
Live View Mode ("Quick" & "Live" Modes)
Get creative with the wide range of Picture Modes
Incredibly fast 0.1 second start up time
Cleaner images - prevents and automatically removes tiny dust particles
SD memory card slot

More Info
Canon launches EOS 1000D / Rebel XS: Digital Photography Review

Canon Australia
Canon Australia - EOS 1000D Body
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Old 10th June 2008, 13:09   #2449
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I was not aware of this netfreak, since I have not seen these contraptions in the Indian market.
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Marumi filter is a lousy filter, Infact all these Kenko, Marumi etc..
..add tiffen and hoya to that list as well.
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Navin I disagree here. Both Hoya and Tiffen offer some good quality stuff too.
For example the polarizer I use is Hoya Multi coated, and I don't have flare issues like I did with Kenko UV filter
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what decent Telephoto lens I should get for my S3 IS.
Raynox lenses work with S3 IS. Used these with Fuji S9100 and it worked quite well.

Had purchased that for $80 (used), it should increase your zoom to 22X. But camera will become bulky.

At that time, it was available in India for 4k.

Raynox accessories for Canon PowerShot S5 IS, S3 IS, S2 IS Digital Cameras
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I was not aware of this netfreak, since I have not seen these contraptions in the Indian market.
I had a 0.6X wide angle converter for my first digicam Kodak DC4800, needed an adopter kit though. I also have a fisheye converter for my Sony F717.
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Old 10th June 2008, 20:29   #2454
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I had a 0.6X wide angle converter for my first digicam Kodak DC4800, needed an adopter kit though. I also have a fisheye converter for my Sony F717.
Thanks for your responses, I found a sony DH-1758 in addition to the ones mentioned in previous posts. So now there seem to be a few options:

Canon TC-DC58B
Sony VCL DH-1758
Fisheye converter (Any idea on the model no of the Fisheye ?)
Raynox

Any suggestions on which of the above would be best VFM? I'm thinking of going for the Canon DC58B or Sony which I hope will be available in mumbai though the Indian pricing isn't available online. The US price seems to be $150

Any idea on where to shop for these lenses in mumbai? (canon lenses seems to be available only in the Fort Area, "People's Camera" as pointed out by a camera salesperson)

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Google turned up this thread : Is there a shop in Mumbai from where I can buy flashlights? I need them for a safari trip. - Ask or Answer Questions on Travel Equipment - ibibo sawaal

Might be worth a try to call up some of these stores.
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Navin I disagree here. Both Hoya and Tiffen offer some good quality stuff too.
For example the polarizer I use is Hoya Multi coated, and I don't have flare issues like I did with Kenko UV filter
granted. I use hoya to protect my lenses. never tried to shoot with the UV on.
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Thanks, Will do that. Quite a handful on that list, any store where TBHPians have had personal experience shopping for a cam lens, that would be really helpful in shortlisting the reliable ones.
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I bought the Canon S1 IS from kvish which was on sale here. Must say that he has really maintained it well and the camera is really nice.

I was wondering where I can purchase a wide angle lens or a lens to increase the zoom, in Bangalore? And how much would I have to shell out?

Need this info ASAP!!!
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Guys, Canon Launches the 1000D , claimed the cheapest DSLR

This camera is having following specs :

10.1 megapixel APS-C size CMOS Sensor
DiG!C III Image Processor
7-point AF
Fast shooting, capturing 3.0 fps
Live View Mode ("Quick" & "Live" Modes)
Get creative with the wide range of Picture Modes
Incredibly fast 0.1 second start up time
Cleaner images - prevents and automatically removes tiny dust particles
SD memory card slot

More Info
Canon launches EOS 1000D / Rebel XS: Digital Photography Review

Canon Australia
Canon Australia - EOS 1000D Body

Does any one know thie price of this camera ? It seems to be positioned below the 450D boasting features like live view etc.
Dpreview says 600 with 18-55 lens. (39 K?)

The Digital Camera Thread: Questions, discussions, etc.-1000d.jpg
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Does any one know thie price of this camera ? It seems to be positioned below the 450D boasting features like live view etc.
Dpreview says 600 € with 18-55 lens. (39 K?)

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€600 in Europe. The 450D with 18-55 IS was €849 in Europe at launch and $899 in the US. By the same token, this should be about $600-650 in the US - 25-30k.

I wonder whether they'll discontinue to the 400D now for fear of crowding up their entry level DSLR offering.

This is probably the cheapest canon DSLR but definitely not the cheapest DSLR in the market.

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