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Old 12th August 2008, 18:06   #2716
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Guys i have a problem with my sony cyber shot DSC-T20.i purchased it in chennai grey market.the problem is lens vibration it is a manufacturing defect and sony usa has announced it.but sony india is asking for a bill for repairing it .what to do can some help.
I am sorry to say, but there is nothing you can do unless you have bill and stamped warranty card
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Old 13th August 2008, 00:43   #2717
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Old 13th August 2008, 09:04   #2718
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Steer, you are gonna make me think of nothing else for the next 2 days. Vijay
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The answer to that depends largely on your budget and what kind of conditions you plan to shoot in. In general wildlife lenses need to be pretty long (400mm or so), have a reasonably fast aperture and fast focus speed. The problem is that most lenses that meet all those criteria would be too expensive. In your case, there is the additional constraint of lenses with an in built motor (AF-S, HSM etc). VR is also a nice-to-have for most tele's.

In general, at the 10k budget range, try the Nikon 55-200 VR or Sigma 70-300 APO (if you can find the HSM version, 11k or so i think). At the 20k price range, try the Nikon 70-300 VR. At under 10k (7 or so) try the Sigma/Tamron 70-300's (HSM/ autofocus motor versions). The introduction of HSM (by Sigma) and autofocus motor (by tamron) in these lenses is a recent phenomenon and might not be easily available yet.


If you are looking to spend well above 20k, there are options from Sigma going up to 400-500mm in the 30-40k bracket. Above that is the Nikon 300 f/4 AF-S at around 48k (add a 1.4 teleconverter and it becomes a 420/5.6)
God Tusse great ho ji! so many options,so many models but very little money to spend

Thanks a lot Jaibir, I guess I would stick to under 10k budget max 15k if it's one heck of a deal. where can I get it for real cheap Singapore or Dubai if in India which is the best place to get a good deal and with a warranty tag attached
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Old 14th August 2008, 09:35   #2720
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where can I get it for real cheap Singapore or Dubai if in India which is the best place to get a good deal and with a warranty tag attached
Dubai is relatively expensive. I'm not sure which is cheaper between the indian grey market and Singapore with bill & warranty prices. India with b&w is the most expensive.
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Dubai is relatively expensive. I'm not sure which is cheaper between the indian grey market and Singapore with bill & warranty prices. India with b&w is the most expensive.
Only advantage with Singapore is that you get international warranty with Nikon lenses, which is valid in India. The 55-200 VR grey is available for 10k on Ebay India. Legal India price is 15k-
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my new Panny TZ15. good auto features.
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Guys,

I'm having trouble with my Canon S2. After having encountered the famed black screen of death and searching online for fixes, I found that turning the camera on Tv mode, exposure of 15 seconds and shooting a picture works. The problem with this camera is that iris tends to get stuck which isn't a problem anymore. Now, indoor shots are fine but the moment I step outdoors to click pics, they are completely washed out ! I have no idea from where it captures so much light and the picture looks just white, even in Auto mode. I called Canon customer support and they said I should send the camera in for a look. Now, I have a feeling that this thing is somehow related to the iris getting stuck problem which is extremely common with this camera. Please help experts ! Rudra, tsk1979 ?
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Old 18th August 2008, 00:16   #2724
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My friend is coming from US, he lives in Minnesota, I have asked him to order for lens from either Adorama or BHPFotovideo, which is better? would there by any customs problems in India.

Lens selection,


Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF for $180 plus Shipping

Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S Autofocus Lens (Vibration Reduction) - Black $ 470 + Shipping

Tamron
$179.95
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD 1:2 Auto Focus Macro Zoom Lens with Built-in Motor for All Digital Cameras

Tamron
$159.90
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD 1:2 Auto Focus Macro Zoom Lens with Hood for Nikon AF D, 6 Year USA Warranty

is this a good deal?
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Avoid those tamrons. They are nothing great. At that budget, you are better off with the nikon 55-200.
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Avoid those tamrons. They are nothing great. At that budget, you are better off with the nikon 55-200.
Any other models in 70-200 ,basically all i want is lens for wildlife photography.
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Guys hows the Tamron 70-200 2.8 Di lens, Heards its the best one from Tammy, Any users ?
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Guys hows the Tamron 70-200 2.8 Di lens, Heards its the best one from Tammy, Any users ?
From what I've heard the optics are quite good but the focus is the slowest amongst the 70/80-200 2.8's. Which mount are you looking at? In Nikon the 80-200 2.8 might be a better bet. However, its heavier and doesnt focus as close and $200 more expensive. The Sigma is also supposed to be decent (faster AF but slightly inferior optics). However, I've heard too many complaints of focus errors (at least in Nikon)

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Any other models in 70-200 ,basically all i want is lens for wildlife photography.
200mm is a little short for wildlife photography. For the rest, I'd answered a similar query here http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/935046-post2714.html (The Digital Camera Thread: Questions, discussions, etc.). Basically, it depends on your budget and the camera you plan to use (the D40/60 create additional constraints).

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Hi

My friend is coming from US, he lives in Minnesota, I have asked him to order for lens from either Adorama or BHPFotovideo, which is better? would there by any customs problems in India.

Lens selection,


Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF for $180 plus Shipping

Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S Autofocus Lens (Vibration Reduction) - Black $ 470 + Shipping

Tamron
$179.95
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD 1:2 Auto Focus Macro Zoom Lens with Built-in Motor for All Digital Cameras

Tamron
$159.90
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD 1:2 Auto Focus Macro Zoom Lens with Hood for Nikon AF D, 6 Year USA Warranty

is this a good deal?
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If you are willing to spend on the Nikon 70-300 VR then that is the one to go for. The extra reach will help you with wildlife albeit as long as you are shooting relatively still subjects. Being a slow lens it's not the best at stopping action. The VR will be very useful while shooting handheld.
The 80-200/2.8 AF is a fantastic lens but it's heavy, more expensive, has no VR and AFAIK won't autofocus with a D60, which needs AF-S lenses. Ever since I got my 18-200 VR, I haven't touched my 80-200, mainly because the former is lighter. The big daddy of them all is the 70-200/2.8 VR but that costs three times as much as the 70-300.
For compatibility its safest to stick with Nikon AF-S glass. Im not sure third-party lenses will AF with your camera. Both B&H and Adorama are excellent shops. I've bought stuff from both without issue. Order from either one.
Customs shouldn't be an issue - they usually don't stop people for a lens. They are more interested in handycams and digital cameras.
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200mm is a little short for wildlife photography. For the rest, I'd answered a similar query here http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/935046-post2714.html (The Digital Camera Thread: Questions, discussions, etc.). Basically, it depends on your budget and the camera you plan to use (the D40/60 create additional constraints).
That was posted by me,

My budget is 15 grand,what models do I need to be checking?someone suggested not to go for Tamron is that so?
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