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Old 19th August 2008, 04:00   #2731
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Amazon is selling XS and XSi both for $699 with same 18-55 IS kit lens.
I wonder who is going to buy XS when XSi is available for same price
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Old 19th August 2008, 07:18   #2732
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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?
In that budget, try out the Sigma 70-300 APO and the Nikon 55-200 VR. If you can push the budget a bit, the 70-300 VR might be the best bet (around 20k). However, neither of the Nikkor's has a Macro mode

The Tamron and Sigma Non-APO version are pretty low grade lenses, comparable to the 5k Nikon 70-300G. I'd avoid them if you plan to use this lens with any degree of frequency.
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Old 19th August 2008, 18:28   #2733
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In that budget, try out the Sigma 70-300 APO and the Nikon 55-200 VR. If you can push the budget a bit, the 70-300 VR might be the best bet (around 20k). However, neither of the Nikkor's has a Macro mode

The Tamron and Sigma Non-APO version are pretty low grade lenses, comparable to the 5k Nikon 70-300G. I'd avoid them if you plan to use this lens with any degree of frequency.
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF-D
Sigma | 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Autofocus Lens | 5A8306 is $220 is this a good bet and will it fit the NIKON D60

Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5 - 5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR (Vibration Reduction) Zoom Nikkor Lens - with 5 Year U.S.A. Warranty $479


which is better?
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Old 19th August 2008, 20:53   #2734
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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF-D
Sigma | 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Autofocus Lens | 5A8306 is $220 is this a good bet and will it fit the NIKON D60

It will fit but you will not get autofocus with your camera. You will have to focus manually

Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5 - 5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR (Vibration Reduction) Zoom Nikkor Lens - with 5 Year U.S.A. Warranty $479

which is better?
No contest - the Nikon lens is better but then that's no wonder - it's more than twice as expensive. I have explained the advatages in an earlier post. You'll have to stretch your budget for it. Within your budget you can get the Nikon 55-200mm AF-S DX VR. It'll be for about $250.

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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF-D
Sigma | 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Autofocus Lens | 5A8306 is $220 is this a good bet and will it fit the NIKON D60
this is the new version with the built in focus motor. it will autofocus with the D40/D60 cameras. be careful not to get the older version, which wont

like Starscream mentioned, the Nikon 70-300 VR is a superior lens. in a lower budget, you would have to choose between the Sigma and the 55-200 VR.
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Guys i've ordered the below package. I don't know the SD card or the charger brand its a whole package. I still haven't got it but ordered and will get delivered next week to my friend in US i shall get once he comes back this month end!

Amazon.com: Canon PowerShot A580 8MP Digital Camera + 2GB Accessory Kit: Electronics


Please provide your opinions about this whole package.

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RAmki.

Hi,
I bought but charger not working!!! Yes, the charger which i sourced from a friend from US(now he has come back:( ) with the package in link, is not working, what can i do now?


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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 ?
S2 (and many other canons of that era) had problems with its CCD. Your camera would now be out of warranty but believe me canon will replace the ccd for free. If you are lucky (read - CCD shortage) you might get a S5 as replacement (for free)..

my friend had got S3 as replacement for S2.
I was unlucky and got the ccd replaced for free. If its repaired do check after the repairs that all functions (including connecting the camera to PC and downloading the pics and working of IS and MF buttons near lens) are working as I have problems with these after the repairs.
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ok guys. my boss thinks I know digital cameras. he just walked in and asked me to recomend a camera to outfit all his sales and service engineers so that they can bring back photos from the customers (with customer approval ofcourse). He is looking at buying 20 cameras!

Budget per camea: 10K
Size/Weight: 200-300 gms (not ultra compact)
Flash guide: 5m+ (most locations are indoors and poorly lit)
Lens: 28mm-100mm prefered but I dont think this is possible so he'll settle for 35-105mm.
Features: IS, Av, Tv
Make: Canon or Nikon preferred.

What are the prices for the Canon 650IS/720IS/570IS or Nikon 5100?

Any other options? Oly?

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The Canon china site link is now disabled, but different sites were able to get a screenshot!
The Digital Camera Thread: Questions, discussions, etc.-fullspecsuu0.jpg
apparently there is anti shake too, but this could be google translation error, as pointed out on various forums. What the chinese text says is that stabilized kit lens is default.
The Digital Camera Thread: Questions, discussions, etc.-antishakegc7.jpg

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The only differences seem to be 15 million pixels vs 10 million pixels and a 920k pixel screen. The latter seems to be the only redeeming feature.
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ok guys. my boss thinks I know digital cameras. he just walked in and asked me to recomend a camera to outfit all his sales and service engineers so that they can bring back photos from the customers (with customer approval ofcourse). He is looking at buying 20 cameras!

Budget per camea: 10K
Size/Weight: 200-300 gms (not ultra compact)
Flash guide: 5m+ (most locations are indoors and poorly lit)
Lens: 28mm-100mm prefered but I dont think this is possible so he'll settle for 35-105mm.
Features: IS, Av, Tv
Make: Canon or Nikon preferred.

What are the prices for the Canon 650IS/720IS/570IS or Nikon 5100?

Any other options? Oly?
Navinji, Panasonic has a 30-150mm lens in it's LZ-10. I think this would be a good buy although you need to confirm the prices in India. Since most locations will be indoors the wide angle will be much more useful.

It also has manual controls as well as a larger 1/2.33" sensor with IS. It runs on AA batteries so that's cheaper to replace.

In the US it costs $180. I think only panny comes with such wide angles even in their lower segment.

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The Canon 720 IS is brilliant.
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The Canon 720 IS is brilliant.
I know it is on my list along with the 650IS which I believe is a Canon sleeper and the 570IS/590IS. However I noticed that Nikon's flash guide numbers are almost double that of Canon so I included the Nikon 5100 (I know it is a different class of camera when compared to the 720/570/650 from Canon).

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Navinji, Panasonic has a 30-150mm lens in it's LZ-10
Panny's distribution/service network in India is dismal. I dont see the LZ10 here.

Most of the photography will be indoors under dusty dirty conditions (read as steel plants, cement factories, coal and mineral benefication plants, etc...).
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However I noticed that Nikon's flash guide numbers are almost double that of Canon so I included the Nikon 5100 (I know it is a different class of camera when compared to the 720/570/650 from Canon).
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Navinji!!!
Nikon 5100 is nice cam with a killer flash but its bulky to carry around.
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Navinji!!!
Nikon 5100 is nice cam with a killer flash but its bulky to carry around.
bulk is not so much of a concern anything the size of a Canon G2-G7-G9 is fine. price however is a concern. The 5100 is not under 10K.
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