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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:56 pm Post subject: Re: Nikon D60 Reply with quote

                                                   
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Unless  you  want  to  be  a  professional  photographer,  go  for  Sony  DSC  H  series....its  not  the  best,  but  is  the  best  fit  for  guys  like  us.                

 but  still  its  not  DSLR.
 i  have  Sony  H3  and  quite  happy  with  it..still  looking  for  DSLR  for  better  control  and  focus.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:39 pm Post subject: Re: Nikon D60 Reply with quote

 I  second  Pradeep,  about  the  AF  motor  and  going  in  for  a  Nikon  system.
 
 Arvind,  The  D90  would  be  your  best  bet,  since  without  an  inbuilt  AF  motor,  your  available  lens  range  would  be  reduced,  unless  you  are  ready  to  work  with  Manual  focus  all  the  time  with  lenses  that  dont  have  a  AF  motor.  (My  first  lens,  other  than  the  kit  lens  did  not  have  an  AF  motor,  and  was  the  best  in  its  class.)  There  still  are  some  good  thridparty  lenses  that  come  in  without  AF.  But  I  guess  it  would  overshoot  your  budget  by  quite  some  bit.  A  used  D80  should  be  a  good  option  like  suggested  before.  
 
 If  you  are  OK  living  without  the  inbuilt  AF  motor,  D60  should  be  fine.  Check  out  the  D5000  too,  as  the  swivel  screen  migh  come  in  handy  when  photographing  at  really  odd  angles.  I  loved  that  feature  on  my  Powershot  S2.  
 
 Also,  I  brought  mine  from  Alpha,  andheri.  Got  it  a  wee  bit  cheaper  than  JJ  Mehta.  And  my  suggestion  would  be  to  go  in  for  the  18-200mm  lens  instead  of  any  kit  lens,  if  you  can.  But  again,  that  would  really  stress  your  budget.  Look  for  second  hand  again,  if  available  anywhere.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:42 pm Post subject: Re: Nikon D60 Reply with quote

                                                   
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Unless  you  want  to  be  a  professional  photographer,  go  for  Sony  DSC  H  series....its  not  the  best,  but  is  the  best  fit  for  guys  like  us.                

 
 Compacts  shouldnt  even  be  considered  when  buying  a  DSLR,  especially  with  DSLRs  getting  so  affordable.  They  are  worlds  apart.  You  need  to  use  one  to  know  the  difference.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:28 pm Post subject: Re: Nikon D60 Reply with quote

                                                   
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 Cannon  has  a  better  performance  when  high  ISO  is  used  compared  to  Nikon.
 
 
   Harish                

 
 As  far  as  I  know  Canon  does  not  make  a  D3,  D700  and  D3s.     Canon  has  come  out  with  the  7D  and  1D  MIV  but  I  would  first  wait  to  see  some  real  life  pictures  where  they  AF  properly.  Very Happy     I  would  not  even  start  with  Canon's  1Ds  M  III  fiasco.
 
 Arvind,  go  out  to  a  dealer  and  try  both  Nikon  and  Canon  DSLR's  you  are  planning  to  buy.  Hold  them  in  your  hand  and  see  which  one  feels  ergonomically  better.  One  will  just  fit  in  your  hand  and  you  will  know  which  one  you  are  comfortable  with.  
 If  you’re  planning  to  buy  just  an  entry  level  DSLR  and  kit  lens  I  would  recommend  you  buy  a  Nikon  mostly  with  an  AF  motor.  Entry  level  Canon  bodies  feel  too  plasticky  and  the  kit  lenses  from  Canon  are  easily  out  done  by  the  Nikon's  entry  level  lenses  both  in  built  and  image  quality.
 What  every  you  decide  remember  that  you  are  buying  into  a  DSLR  system.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:01 pm Post subject: Re: Nikon D60 Reply with quote

 SONY  DSC  H2,  H5  H10  etc  etc  are  DSLR's,  I  own  a  DSC  h2......
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SONY  DSC  H2,  H5  H10  etc  etc  are  DSLR's,                  

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:54 pm Post subject: Re: Nikon D60 Reply with quote

 Eyebrow     tch....  those  are  realy  too  many  cameras....and  those  funnels  are  as  big  as  chimneyss...gosh..  Surprised
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Eyebrow     tch....  those  are  realy  too  many  cameras....and  those  funnels  are  as  big  as  chimneyss...gosh..  Surprised                

 
 Yes,  they  are.  Each  lens  will  cost  between  USD  2000  TO  8000.   Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:15 pm Post subject: Re: Nikon D60 Reply with quote

                                                   
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Just  my  93  paise
 
 ........oh  and  buy  Nikon!!  Canons  are  for  little  girls  Very Happy                

 
 mmm  ..i  disagree;  even  though  I  believe  its  all  upto  personal  preference  which  is  best  aquired  by  experience.  
 
 I'll  let  this  pic  do  the  talking  Smile  
 
 
 
 ps:  Ken  Rockwell  is  a  RETARD!                

 
 Harsh,
 
 Maybe  im  wrong,  but  probably  most  of  those  600  mm  lens  are  cannon,  because  they  are  USD  2000  cheaper  than  the  Nikon  equivalent.  You  could  buy  a  Cannon  full  frame  SLR  using  the  difference.  :)
 
 And  yeah,  most  Cannon  users  consider  Ken  Rockwell  a  retard  because  he  uses  the  Nikon  system.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:25 pm Post subject: Re: Nikon D60 Reply with quote

                                                   
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 Harsh,
 
 Maybe  im  wrong,  but  probably  most  of  those  600  mm  lens  are  cannon,  because  they  are  USD  2000  cheaper  than  the  Nikon  equivalent.  You  could  buy  a  Cannon  full  frame  SLR  using  the  difference.  Smile.                

 
 +1
 
 
                                                 
Alistair  wrote  (View  Post):                
 And  yeah,  most  Cannon  users  consider  Ken  Rockwell  a  retard  because  he  uses  the  Nikon  system.                

 I  am  a  Nikon  user  but  I   agree  with  Harsh  on  that  part.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:42 pm Post subject: Re: Nikon D60 Reply with quote

 Smile  
 Since  my  family  does  not  own  Nikon  or  Cannon,  I  don't  care  much.  
 I  have  been  loyal  to  Nikon  to  some  extent  because  of  the  money  I  invested  on  the  lenses  and  other  equipments.  (mostly  lenses).
 I  believe  for  the  time  being  Cannon  is  better  value  for  money,  things  might  chage  soon  as  the  price  war  continue  betrween  both  the  companies  continue.   Smile  
 I  have  tried  Cannon  from  my  friends  and  I  found  the  image  quality  very  good.  
 And  please  don't  drag  me  into  the  fight  between  Cannon  and  Nikon,  like  I  said  I  don't  own  them  and  hence  I  don't  care.   Chuckle  
 
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rohansd  wrote  (View  Post):                
Have  you  considered  Canon  1000  D  as  an  entry  level  DSLR.  It  is  priced  less  than  30K
                 

 Would  check  this  one  at  the  retailer's  shop.
 
 
                                                 
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Ha,  Arvind.  You  can  ask  me  anything  about  camera  and  photography.   Very Happy  
 That  is  my  hobby  and  passion.   Smile  
 Depends  on  what  type  of  photos  you  are  planing  to  take,  you  can  chose  your  lens  and  can  go  for  the  kit  lens  if  not  sure  yet.  Eventually  you  will  know  what  lens  and  things  you  want.  So  like  any  hobby,  go  slow  and  stedy  and  unlike  many  hobbies  photography  equpments  are  very  expensive  so  your  mistakes  will  cost  you  a  lot.   Smile  
 The  most  common  mistakes  people  make  is  buying  lenses  which  you  don't  use  later.  And  lenses  are  usually  more  expensive  than  your  SLR  camera.   Smile  
 
 Coming  to  the  camera,  D60  is  an  entry  level  DSLR  and  a  decent  one.  Opinions  will  vary  from  people  to  people.  If  you  are  very  serious  then  consider  D90  because  you  will  outgrow  the  D60  in  about  an  year.  But  if  you  are  going  to  shoot  mostly  in  Auto  mode  then  don't  worry  about  it.  
 
 Harish.                

 
 Thanks  for  your  reply.D90  is  way  beyond  my  budget.
 
 
                                                 
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Nikon  D60  is  a  good  camera  ,  you  can  go  for  it.  If  your  budget  is  a  bit  more  then  go  for  D5000  with  the  18-55  VR  Kit  lens.  D5000  is  a  step  down  version  of  D300.  Nikon  D40  also  does  a  good  job  at  6  MP.  Nikon  Bodies  has  the  best  high  ISO  performance  in  the  industry  at  APS-C  and  Full  Frame  35mm  Sensors.
 In  future  buy  a  SB  400  Speedlight  along  with  your  Nikon  Body  and  the  combination  will  be  excellent.
 
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 Thanks  Deba  .
 
 
                                                 
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Do  look  at  Canon  EOS  500D  also,  packed  with  features  and  good  VFM  at  this  time.                

 
 I  am  on  a  very  tight  budget  ,  so  cant  think  of  EOS  500.
 
 
                                                 
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Just  my  93  paise.
 The  D60  does  not  have  an  auto  focus  motor  so  you  will  need  to  buy  only  lenses  that  have  the  focusing  motor  built  in.
 You  will  not  be  able  to  use   AF  lenses  but  need  to  buy  only  AF-S  type  lenses.  
 I  would  say  either  buy  a  D90  or  a  good  used  D80.
 
 You  can  go  to  http://www.jjmehta.com  for  price  reference.  
 JJ  Mehta  are  in  Mumbai,  so  I  would  just  go  to  them  and  get  their  advice.  I  buy  from  their  cousin,  Jayesh   here  in  Blr.
 Bear  in  mind,  they  can  give  you  a  good  discount  in  the  store  and  grey  prices  will  be  much,  much  lower.
 
 Another  good  place  is  http://www.bangalorephotographyclub.com/forums  
 This  is  like  IAH  for  cameras.  Lots  of  photographers  giving  off  cameras  at  decent  prices.  Be  patient  and  you  may  come  across  a  bargain.
 
 Oh  and  buy  Nikon!!  Canons  are  for  little  girls  Very Happy                

 
 Thanks  Pradeep  for  your  suggestion.
 Planning  to  visit  JJMehta's  shop  at  Dadar  this  weekend.  Smile  
 Me  too  a  bit  biased  towards  Nikon.Dunno  the  reason  why  Smile  
 
 
 Thanks  all  for  your  VALUABLE  Inputs.  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:35 pm Post subject: Re: Nikon D60 Reply with quote

 Called  JJmehta's  today  afternoon.
 They  said  that  they  dont  have  D60  in  stock  and  only  have  NikonD3000.
 Any  idea  on  this  model?
 Comparison  wise  looks  similar  to  D60  .Price   quoted  is  33K.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:33 am Post subject: Re: Nikon D60 Reply with quote

 ^  get  grey  then,  Alfa  Malad  had  500Ds  for  ~39k  (standard  kit  lens).
 
 The  reason  I  am  stressing  on  a  500D  because  it  is  a  good  buy  right  now,  at  that  price  Nikon  doesn't  offer  anything  even  comparable.  
 IMO,  in  this  range,  only  the  Nikon  D90  surpasses  EOS  500D  that  too  by  a  very  little  margin  and  the  price  difference  [~  Rs.30-35k]  makes  EOS  500D  the  obvious  choice  for  a  1st  time  DSLR  buyer.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:44 am Post subject: Re: Nikon D60 Reply with quote

 Maybe  you  have  already  come  across  this  link.  If  not,  this  should  be  helpful.
 
 http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/nikon-digital-cameras/76843-nikon-d3000-vs-d60.html
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