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Firstly, a Hoya UV filter is a good idea if your in a risky environemnt i.e. near the sea, anywhere near sand or drunk people. Hope this helps.
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Must be some "drunk stabilization" filter
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does it work on people or on the camera? or the cameraman?
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Canon 1100D launched in India

Hey all,
A good news, Canon 1100D is now available in India. Its listed on jjmehta for 30K with 18-55 mm lens.

http://www.jjmehta.com/webshop/index...tml&lang=en-us

As Nikon D3100 is also available at the same price, it's a tough choice to choose between the two.

Here's the comparison:
http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-1100D-vs-Nikon_D3100
http://www.digitalphotographywriter....kon-d3100.html

So which one do you recommend, considering the following cons of both:
Canon cons against Nikon:
* smaller sensor
* lesser autofocus points

nikon cons against canon:
* no motor
* no HDR and bracketing
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Nikon D5100 launched

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As per DxO Mark, tje picture quality of 1100D is almost same as 1000D. So is it recommended to buy 1100D, or 1000D with a good lens?

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Our...try-level-body

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Originally Posted by hymarathe View Post Hey all,
A good news, Canon 1100D is now available in India. Its listed on jjmehta for 30K with 18-55 mm lens.

http://www.jjmehta.com/webshop/index...tml&lang=en-us

As Nikon D3100 is also available at the same price, it's a tough choice to choose between the two.

Here's the comparison:
http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-1100D-vs-Nikon_D3100
http://www.digitalphotographywriter....kon-d3100.html

So which one do you recommend, considering the following cons of both:
Canon cons against Nikon:
* smaller sensor
* lesser autofocus points

nikon cons against canon:
* no motor
* no HDR and bracketing
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Red face Great wide angle lense for APS-C size sensor camera

I want to buy an wide angle lense for canon APS-C size sensor camera. It is basically for landscape photography purpose. What would be the best optical performer lense falls within this category?Can anyone help me!!
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Canon 10-22 mm (16-35mm full frame equivalent) ... what's your budget? how wide do you want to go?

alternative: 15-85 mm (24-135mm full frame equivalent)
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If I could afford it I would buy a 24 mm prime lens for landscapes. The ultrawide angles like the Canon 10-22 are difficult for newcomers to handle and they are more suited for special situations.
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My budget within 40K. I know EF-S 17-55 f2.8 IS is great but very costly and Canon 10-22 mm is not very capable in terms of light condition. Is there any third party option?
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My 10-22 gave me stellar service for over 5 years, but granted it's not a 2.8 lens. I'm guessing you are looking for a f/2.8 lens then? If so, there's a Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens, check here. Also check out the customer reviews on that page. Whether Tamron lenses are stocked in Kolkata, I'm not sure.

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Originally Posted by dipsudipta View Post Canon 10-22 mm is not very capable in terms of light condition.
This opinion of yours is the result of reading too many blogs/forums, where expressing an opinion (including mine here) is free and people express all sorts of opinions.
I think it's a very competent lens. And unless you were shooting for Nat Geo or New York Times or Guardian it should suffice your purpose, in terms of image quality. I mean you could surely win a few national awards with this lens, if you have the eyes. I personally know a lot of national award winner photographers who use a lot more modest lenses.
Among third party options you have the Tokina, Sigma and Tamron. I use the Tokina 11-16. Handling an ultrawide is not an easy thing. This is something I learnt the hard way after buying it.
In Bengali we have a saying which basically says first learn to tame the poisnless snakes like keelbaack before going for the cobras. I didn't pay heed to that old wisdom.
I suggest check out the various lenses and their results from the forum calle POTN - photography on the net. There they have different threads dedicated to different lenses where people post their images. You can see who is using which lens for what type of photography. From there you can form your own opinion. Don't pay heed to others opinion on the quality of lens X or Y. Form your own opinion by actually seeing the results.
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Originally Posted by arindamdas View Post Whether Tamron lenses are stocked in Kolkata, I'm not sure.
Yes, they are available. The 17-50mm f/2.8 (non VC) lens comes at around 16-18K rupees.
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I am having 7D and with this i am looking for a capable wide angle lense combo for Landscape photography. Is Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens or Tokina 11-16 within 40K price bracket? Because my budget is very low.
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Tokina 11-16 is priced around 30-35K. Price of this lens fluctuates due to its high demand and not so high supply.

BTW, what lens currently so you have in the wide range? Knowing that might help others suggest you an alternative one.
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