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#31 Aug 2nd, 2010, 18:42
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Originally Posted by bsenroy View Post Interesting!!!!

On a different note, i want to ask something to fellow photographers. The first requirement for clicking a good photograph is always a 'good eye' along with a basic good instrument, right?

but in the long run what matters the most? is it how sophisticated your camera is? or how comfortable you are with your camera?
Think of it terms of a car, give a formula one car to me and it will be a waste, give to to a formula one driver and it's poetry in motion. you need to know your equipment and what it can do for you. I have seen some cracking photos taken on compacts and some horrible ones taken on the best SLR.

so decide what it is you want and thne find a tool that helps you get there as they say not everything that shines is gold.
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Originally Posted by gourab View Post can you give some idea for a low range SLR camera with cost and lenses for a begineer to use..........

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try www.dpreview.com there is a buying guide section http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare.asp that is quite useful and a compare side by side. I used this site alot when I decided what it is that I wanted to buy.

Cost is different in different countries, but for a beginner a canon 450 or 500 with kit lens should be fine. I did not like the kit lens and went for a 17-85 IS Lens which is my everyday lens and I live it.
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Hi Beena
I have a Canon 1000 D and I am also planning for a 17-85 IS lens, are you satisfied with this lens, is this lens suitable for Portraits, Landscapes etc, can you take Macro shots with this lens, is this lens SHARP , please let me know.

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I have a Canon 1000 D and I am also planning for a 17-85 IS lens, are you satisfied with this lens, is this lens suitable for Portraits, Landscapes etc, can you take Macro shots with this lens, is this lens SHARP , please let me know.

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for a proper macro shot you need a proper macro lens, other then that I am really happy with my 17-85. I have had it for 3 years and and used it nearly everyday for 2 years while I was travelling. I did need to get it fixed twice but the first time was because I hit the lens on the wall whilst jumping off and the second time was to replace the part that they replaced the first time but I did abuse that lens to the max.

I am happy with this lens but prefer using a sigma 10-20 for my landscape shots but nothing will stop you from using the 17-85.
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Originally Posted by Beena450 View Post Think of it terms of a car, give a formula one car to me and it will be a waste, give to to a formula one driver and it's poetry in motion. you need to know your equipment and what it can do for you. I have seen some cracking photos taken on compacts and some horrible ones taken on the best SLR.

so decide what it is you want and thne find a tool that helps you get there as they say not everything that shines is gold.
Thats exactly what i wqas thinking about. It was started with a friend who almost two years back bought a Canon 450D. She for some reason was not satisfied with it and wanted to go for a better camera. So i tried to convince her to shoot more with her camera and get used to it even more, because by reputation a 450D is a very good camera to have

Definitely not a comparison here, but Henri Cartier Bresson used the same camera and lens throughout his life!
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Originally Posted by bsenroy View Post Interesting!!!!

On a different note, i want to ask something to fellow photographers. The first requirement for clicking a good photograph is always a 'good eye' along with a basic good instrument, right?

but in the long run what matters the most? is it how sophisticated your camera is? or how comfortable you are with your camera?

No....when you think your camera is an organ/part of your own body...you can relate yourself with her...love nature...

Not just thinking/seeing through the viewfinder.....feel that your are "seeing" with your own eyes and capturing them in memory.

Apart, if you are serious about photography and want to master the art..you definitely need a good camera where you can control a lot of things. Do not treat the camera just as a machine that just takes pictures.
....life is a journey.....and the journey is more important than the destination........

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Would D5000 Suffice for Macros and Landscape Photography?
You have to use specific lenses for those types of photography.

D5000 is a good camera but you can also wait and watch the new cameras to be launched by Nikon soon.
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Originally Posted by gourab View Post can you give some idea for a low range SLR camera with cost and lenses for a begineer to use..........

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You can choice between Canon 1000D and Nikon D3000 (D3100 is due shortly). Both of this with kit lens (18-55) will be approx INR 25000.
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[QUOTE=Bhaswaran;1016224]No....when you think your camera is an organ/part of your own body...you can relate yourself with her...love nature...
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You have just spoken my mind, Bhaswaran. Sometimes i get confused.. whenever i am visiting a new place i feel the excitement of photography far exceeds the excitement of actually visiting the place itself! And to counter that, at times i force myself to put down the camera, sit back and just use my eyes!
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HI,
I am very new to photography. Currently I am having a SONY DSC H3.but I want to buy a SLR .My budget is around 25-30 K .So if anybody can suggest which brand and which model I should go for, then it would be great.

Thanks in advance
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Yes...sometimes only observation is needed to bring out your inner self in front of mighty nature....it will improve your "seeing" through the camera
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Originally Posted by JKB View Post HI,
I am very new to photography. Currently I am having a SONY DSC H3.but I want to buy a SLR .My budget is around 25-30 K .So if anybody can suggest which brand and which model I should go for, then it would be great.

Thanks in advance

Both Canon and Nikon have their entry level offerings at this price....you can check out.
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Originally Posted by JKB View Post HI,
I am very new to photography. Currently I am having a SONY DSC H3.but I want to buy a SLR .My budget is around 25-30 K .So if anybody can suggest which brand and which model I should go for, then it would be great.

Thanks in advance
Why do you want to buy a SLR?
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Originally Posted by Bhaswaran View Post You have to use specific lenses for those types of photography.

D5000 is a good camera but you can also wait and watch the new cameras to be launched by Nikon soon.
Which would be the Ideal Lens? For Macros Specially?
Plugged in with D5000??
Also what would be its cost?
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I have the Canon 100mm macro lens and I quite like it but do now know what make your camera is.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pakinut...7600745192516/

the last 13 pictures are taken with it. Again the price is different where ever in the world you are.
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