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Old 18th October 2007, 16:09   #1201
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what limitation.
I did not find any informed person saying that E500/510/3 can't take amazing pictures.
If I got a rupee everytime I heard people saying 4/3 sensor size is limiting it from being a pro system...

Anyway, I was expecting the cost to be between $1500-$2000, so that was spot on. But I was also expecting the 12-60mm SWD lens to be around $500, but it turned out to be twice that. So, that's not worth it considering I already have the excellent 14-54mm.

So I'll get the 70-300mm first and then in a few months go for E-3.
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Old 18th October 2007, 19:11   #1202
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I finally bit the bullet got my self a 400D cannon with a 2 GB card and a uv filter etc etc a 2yr warranty a carry bag and a round trip air ticket in india and 0% finance for 11 EMIs and appx 25% down for 46 K
Loving the camera
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Old 18th October 2007, 19:26   #1203
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Congratulation for the New Camera!
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Old 18th October 2007, 20:11   #1204
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I finally bit the bullet got my self a 400D cannon with a 2 GB card and a uv filter etc etc a 2yr warranty
And when you shoot with this cannon, people will run for their life.

Congrats Man! The dSLR is always a special one.
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Old 18th October 2007, 20:39   #1205
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I am looking for filters (mostly polarizer) for my S2 IS. any recommendations?

and do they stay fit with the camera?
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Old 18th October 2007, 21:25   #1206
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get rid of UV filter. Its just good for protecting the lens, other than that it will degrade image quality.
As for polarizer, I use Hoya. Its real good and gives me nice blue skies and green oceans
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Old 19th October 2007, 00:33   #1207
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Finally went in for a Canon 400D. Asked my friend, who was flying down from Dubai to get one for me. Just picked it from him few hours back. Havent asked for the price as yet. Anyways, thanks a ton Navin for all the suggestions. The camera feels good. After fidling with it for few hours, got acquainted with it. Just have one query. I wanted to purchase an external flash. Can someone tell me how much will it cost ?
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Old 19th October 2007, 00:51   #1208
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You will need a 52mm Adapter tube, with this installed you'll be able to screw-on tele or wide angle lenses or filters.

You can use both linear and circular polarizer on the S2 IS, check both see what fits your requirement. Some circular polarizers come in silver so it will match the S2 well. There are a lot of brands that make very good filters, one of the most highly rated are the Hoya multi-coated filters.


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Old 19th October 2007, 09:50   #1209
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I did not find any informed person saying that E500/510/3 can't take amazing pictures.
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But I was also expecting the 12-60mm SWD lens to be around $500, but it turned out to be twice that.
in my limited understanding the smaller the sensor the fewer number of megapixels can be loaded on to it without having noise. Just look at all the 10 megapixel 1/2.5" cameras out there. One reason why the Fuji F31 is so noise free (other than their Super CCD structure) is that they limited it to 6MP.

I always thought that I would only bite when FF DSLRs were available for 40-50K. But I see that it will still take a bit for that to happen. The 5D for example is still above Rs. 1L.

Oly (an even Sony and Pentax) really need to understand that for people to migrate from Nikon/Canon they need to offer a no-brainer solution. Their lenses are not any cheaper than Canon/Nikon and their optical superiority is not huge. It is there but not huge. Not enough to pose a big enough threat. for that to happen Oly (for example) should price their 14-35/2.0 at about the price of a Nikon/Canon 17-55/2.8 and their 50-200/SWD at about the price of the Canon 70-200/4 IS or Nikon 80-200/2.8 ED.

So my decision to go for the Canon 40D (over the Nikon D300 - other than the Rs. 30K difference and the fact I already have a 420EX flash gun) was that India is "Canon Country". When I move to FF resale will be so much easier esp if a 17-55/2.8 lens is bundled with it. When I move to FF I'd get the 24-70/2.8 instead. I have heard you can "de-S" the 17-55 EF-S lens but on a FF it will vigentte betwen 17-24mm anyway.

Someday (when I am really old and feeble and parkinsons/alzheimers or whatever will evntually kill me has full set in) I hope to see CMOS sensors that are 4x4 & 4x6. My Hassie 80mm may be useful then. I would need 2 tripods then. One for me and one for the camera! :-)

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navin: anyone got prices?

Canon 40D - 48K Body only. 40D With 17-85 Kit 68K
Canon BG E2N - 9.5K
Canon 17-55/2.8 - 46K
Canon 70-300/4.5-5.6 IS - 30K
Canon 28/1.8 - 17K
Canon 870 IS 15K
Hellcat. I asked all over Mumbai and no one had a price as low as 48K for the 40D. That is a hell of a price.
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"Hellcat. I asked all over Mumbai and no one had a price as low as 48K for the 40D. That is a hell of a price."


Yes Navin I am sure you can get a better price than 48K if you pick it up from Bangalore. You can check with Rudra he knows the guy (dealer) very well.


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You can check with Rudra he knows the guy (dealer) very well..
Ok i'll bug Rudra when I get back.
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After 4 years of shooting with a Canon P&S, finally fell to the charms of a DSLR. Recently got myself a SLR that didnt burn a hole in the pocket. I bought a Nikon D40 with 18-135 lens and SB600 speedlite. The combo really rocks! There's a lot to learn and my free time is fully occupied!
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After 4 years of shooting with a Canon P&S, finally fell to the charms of a DSLR. Recently got myself a SLR that didnt burn a hole in the pocket. I bought a Nikon D40 with 18-135 lens and SB600 speedlite. The combo really rocks! There's a lot to learn and my free time is fully occupied!
Hey gt,

Congrates for new buy..
Did you bought nikon lens ? and for how much ?
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After 4 years of shooting with a Canon P&S, finally fell to the charms of a DSLR. Recently got myself a SLR that didnt burn a hole in the pocket. I bought a Nikon D40 with 18-135 lens and SB600 speedlite. The combo really rocks! There's a lot to learn and my free time is fully occupied!
Congrats, me too in same situation after playing around with P&S cameras from canon, pentax etc for several years, last week got the Nikon D40X with the kit lens. Can you share which lens you got and whats the price for the lens and speedlite?
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Thanks mugen & mobike. I bought it from the US and over there the Nikon D40 & D40X are available in 2 kits, one with 18-55 3x zoom and other with 18-135 3x zoom. Camera+lens cost = $649 and the flash cost me $180, a total of INR 33,000.
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