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Old 23rd October 2007, 22:41   #1231
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Crazy driver, lot of people own canon 350D and are upgrading. You can find a good used piece with accessories for around 20K or maybe even less.
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Old 24th October 2007, 11:26   #1232
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Crazy driver, lot of people own canon 350D and are upgrading. You can find a good used piece with accessories for around 20K or maybe even less.
Aha, tsk..So you upgrading too?
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Old 24th October 2007, 11:27   #1233
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Aha, tsk..So you upgrading too?
Maybe after a couple of years
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Old 24th October 2007, 12:23   #1234
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I seriously suggest you to check the EOS 350D on the new offer. Booked mine directly from Canon for 28K. EMI option is also available. I went behind these zoom cams for ages and after proper gyan from gurus dived for the DSLR. EOS 350D is the most basic DSLR currently available from Canon.

28K for 350D is a steep price. Canon authorized dealer was offering for 26K here in Hyderabad with lots of goodies thrown in. I too considered this model then decided for Nikon D40X as i found them better vfm ( read in grey)
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28K is MRP. Most auth dealers give around 5-10% off depending upon desperation. with 400D in market and doing well its not difficult to get a 25K deal on the 350D with a 2 year Canon india warranty, 1GB card and a small camera bag which will carry the cam+1 extra lens
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28K is MRP. Most auth dealers give around 5-10% off depending upon desperation. with 400D in market and doing well its not difficult to get a 25K deal on the 350D with a 2 year Canon india warranty, 1GB card and a small camera bag which will carry the cam+1 extra lens
In Palika Bazar - Delhi, most shop-keepers give one year warranty without B&W (they are reliable); and you can get a 400D with 1 GB card for about 26-27K.

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In Palika Bazar - Delhi, most shop-keepers give one year warranty without B&W (they are reliable); and you can get a 400D with 1 GB card for about 26-27K.\N
I agree with you. Company warranty is just peace of mind. Whereas buying from a reliable dealer with their warranty is not going to break that piece of mind.
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Even the reviews echo that. However, is it taken off the market (Officially)?
How does it matter? You are gonna buy either of them, grey.
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28K is MRP. Most auth dealers give around 5-10% off depending upon desperation. with 400D in market and doing well its not difficult to get a 25K deal on the 350D with a 2 year Canon india warranty, 1GB card and a small camera bag which will carry the cam+1 extra lens
This offer is just not available in Chennai. I even had 2 rounds of power discussions with the Canon South region SLR and Studio Business Manager.

After more than 2 weeks of price haggling with all authorised dealers in chennai, the best we got was Rs 28995 with 1GB card with EMI option if we wanted. The company does not give the memory card, its a dealer offer. I took 2 pieces, one for my colleague.

And no grey for me. I know the cam will outlive the 2 year warranty, but dont want to take a risk.
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Actually if you know these shops and have some ideas about their reputation..go ahead and buy your camera. Nothing otherwise goes wrong. Especially with known camera brands.

One small example. In 1976 Canon introduced AE1. Totally electronic and battery depended camera. For three years in a row that model was camera of the year. They stopped at 2.5 million of that model. Out of this number only two came out defective from the production line.

I bought this camera in 1977 and used it for four years without any issue.
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Actually if you know these shops and have some ideas about their reputation..go ahead and buy your camera. Nothing otherwise goes wrong. Especially with known camera brands.

One small example. In 1976 Canon introduced AE1. Totally electronic and battery depended camera. For three years in a row that model was camera of the year. They stopped at 2.5 million of that model. Out of this number only two came out defective from the production line.

I bought this camera in 1977 and used it for four years without any issue.

Just curious Rudra, How would you know that there were only 2 defective pieces? Sounds unbelievable. Those were the days before internet and 100% crops so no one evaluated their images at A3 size etc. Its only now that fine focusing errors etc are coming to consumers notice.

Also if you remember the 300D had innumerable reports of the dreaded err99, and the Nikon D70 also had some similar issues. Modern cameras have a pretty high percentage of out of factory defects.

That said I do agree that if you carefully check your camera at the time of buying and its fine then its highly unlikely that anything will go wrong later.

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How would you know that there were only 2 defective pieces? Sounds unbelievable.
From three magazines those days (Iím sure you remember those). American Photographer, Amateur Photographers and a large magazine called Camera. In all three, article/news came as Canon AE1 became third time winner for Camera of the year. Number 2 could be a ploy from Canonís press release but it doesnít really matter if the number was 10 or 20. Canon got into automated production much before any other makers. The prime reason why they could offer such a price advantage over competitions.

Do I have a reason to believe that? You bet I have. All my Canon bodies gave me fantastic services and my Canon F1 took the cake. It ran for 26 years.
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Those were the days before internet and 100% crops so no one evaluated their images at A3 size etc. Its only now that fine focusing errors etc are coming to consumers notice.
Agree with you as 100%. But at the same time, how does that actually effect our life and to what extent? A recent Indian magazine is showing that Nikonís 100 micro is sharper than Canonís 100 macro. Let me buy this comparison because it well could be true. But what I would like to see that difference in sharpness has improved the picture.

I believe in actual usage and no armchair discussion. Doc weíre yet to do that.
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Also if you remember the 300D had innumerable reports of the dreaded err99, and the Nikon D70 also had some similar issues. Modern cameras have a pretty high percentage of out of factory defects.
Teething issues doc. Digital as a subject is still pretty new if you ask me. For most, digital is still convenience than quality. Keep your photography circle aside here and ask yourself, as how many large prints you get to see from digital camera owners?
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That said I do agree that if you carefully check your camera at the time of buying and its fine then its highly unlikely that anything will go wrong later.
There we go.
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Old 25th October 2007, 09:40   #1243
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@Rudra
Can you suggest any Digital SLRs in the 50-75K price range?

What do you think about the Sony DSLR-A100W? Is it worth the price tag?

Also, found these bunch of photographs taken from the A100W - Digimarket.sk - digitálne fotoaparáty, kamery - fototechnika - digitálny fotoaparát nikon olympus fujifilm pentax canon sony panasonic, samsung

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Old 25th October 2007, 09:53   #1244
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Shan2nu, give a serious look at Canon 40D, it has very good reviews, and great lenses to back you.

The Sony dSLR by itself may be good, but it is yet to develop as a family, limited lens choices, etc. At your price range don't look at dSLRs without live view, you should be looking at 40D, D300 & E3.
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Shan, I'll go with Samurai's view. You can add Nikon to your choice list also.

Sony on the other hand is coming up fast. Their Alfa 700 with CZ lens looks good in paper. But it'll be difficult to carry on with their limited support (as of now).

Your budget is pretty good to start with.
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