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Dear Friends,

Need your help. I am on the lookout for a semi professional camera. A few details which would help you suggest are:

1. Current place of residence: New Delhi
2. Options zoomed in on: Canon Rebel T3i / Canon 1100D
3. Total budget camera+ lenses: max of 45 k
4. Interested in clicking: people / landscapes / low light pics / micro photography


Please note that i am a complete novice with the technicalities of photography. i have zoomed in on the above two models as i was informed that i would have access to an array of lenses at a later stage.

1. Need help with which DSLR should i go for with lenses ?
2. Where could i pick up the same at the best possible deal in New Delhi / Gurgaon ?

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Anurag Chowdhury
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hey here we go for a long long thread......I think you will get a lens with the canon body will be 18-55mm lens that is the basic lens and then you may go for a 55-250mm cnon lens which are reasonably priced but not that great.May be some experts on this forum will be able to throw more light on it....Good Luck..

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Originally Posted by kunal s View Post hey here we go for a long long thread......I think you will get a lens with the canon body will be 18-55mm lens that is the basic lens and then you may go for a 55-250mm cnon lens which are reasonably priced but not that great.May be some experts on this forum will be able to throw more light on it....Good Luck..

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Thanks Kunal

Will await replies i guess.

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Hi Anurag,

As you have mentioned that you are a novice in photography. I would suggest to go for 1100D and get used to photography with DSLR. You can always upgrade to a better camera body once you get used to it

Canon T3i (600D) is a top-end entry level camera. The pace at which the companies are coming up with newer camera versions, I am sure you would be able to buy much better camera at the same price in a year or so. By that time you would have gained enough skills/experience to do justice with a higher-priced camera.

Moreover, as the experts say, its is always better to invest more on good lenses rather than a body. Lenses contribute far more in a good picture, as compared with the body.

Rest is up to you
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Originally Posted by anuragchowdhury View Post Dear Friends,

Need your help. I am on the lookout for a semi professional camera. A few details which would help you suggest are:

1. Current place of residence: New Delhi
2. Options zoomed in on: Canon Rebel T3i / Canon 1100D
3. Total budget camera+ lenses: max of 45 k
4. Interested in clicking: people / landscapes / low light pics / micro photography


Please note that i am a complete novice with the technicalities of photography. i have zoomed in on the above two models as i was informed that i would have access to an array of lenses at a later stage.

1. Need help with which DSLR should i go for with lenses ?
2. Where could i pick up the same at the best possible deal in New Delhi / Gurgaon ?

Warm regards

Anurag Chowdhury

Hi friends

A quick addition to my question,

I have been informed that considering my current knowledge level of photography there should ideally be only two choices i.e. the canon 1100D and the Nikon D3100.
A semi professional photographer friend of mine has advised that i should go the Canon 1100 D and not the Nikon D3100 although initially the Nikon D3100 might seem better. It seems the array of lenses and the gadgets compatible with the canon is far far superior to the Nikon.

Views please.

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Anurag Chowdhury
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A semi professional photographer friend of mine has advised that i should go the Canon 1100 D and not the Nikon D3100 although initially the Nikon D3100 might seem better. It seems the array of lenses and the gadgets compatible with the canon is far far superior to the Nikon.

Views please.

Warm regards

Anurag Chowdhury
Please do not fall in to a brand-war trap. If you are a novice as you said, you won't be able to figure out the difference in the output if there is any? (please pardon me for a straight talk)

Both cameras are good for a beginner.

I have not used Nikon so far...but I doubt if it is correct that D3100 does not support some lenses.

Please specify which gadgets you want to use?
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Originally Posted by Photofreak View Post but I doubt if it is correct that D3100 does not support some lenses.
It doesn't have an inbuilt focusing motor. So it won't autofocus with old lenses those lack focus motor.
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Originally Posted by anuragchowdhury View Post Dear Friends,

Need your help. I am on the lookout for a semi professional camera. A few details which would help you suggest are:

1. Current place of residence: New Delhi
2. Options zoomed in on: Canon Rebel T3i / Canon 1100D
3. Total budget camera+ lenses: max of 45 k
4. Interested in clicking: people / landscapes / low light pics / micro photography


Please note that i am a complete novice with the technicalities of photography. i have zoomed in on the above two models as i was informed that i would have access to an array of lenses at a later stage.

1. Need help with which DSLR should i go for with lenses ?
2. Where could i pick up the same at the best possible deal in New Delhi / Gurgaon ?

Warm regards

Anurag Chowdhury
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Originally Posted by Photofreak View Post Please do not fall in to a brand-war trap. If you are a novice as you said, you won't be able to figure out the difference in the output if there is any? (please pardon me for a straight talk)

Both cameras are good for a beginner.

I have not used Nikon so far...but I doubt if it is correct that D3100 does not support some lenses.

Please specify which gadgets you want to use?
Dear Photofreak

Please note that i am going ahead purely as advised by somebody who i think knows more than me. The technicalities of a DSR are completely Greek and Latin as of now. I was advised purely on the basis of the fact that as my learning curve grows with the camera, i should not feel stunted with respect to my learning curve.

As of now the camera bodies that seemed to fit into my budget were the Canon 1100 / Nikon 3100D / Canon 550D.

I am yet to zero down on the correct lens that should get me going. Checking out the canon EF-s 60mm f/2.8 macro USM.

Please let me know, what would be a good place to buy the above from Delhi ?

Warm regards

Anurag Chowdhury
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I am not aware of Nikon terminology...the old lenses you mentioned...are these the one which used to be compatible with earlier film-based slrs???
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Keeping an eye on the thread On the same league as anuragchowdhury also interested in rain photography My thread http://www.indiamike.com/india/photo...-dslr-t156562/
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Originally Posted by anuragchowdhury View Post As of now the camera bodies that seemed to fit into my budget were the Canon 1100 / Nikon 3100D / Canon 550D.
If you are more inclined towards Canon, then my choice would certainly be 550D over 1100D and in case of Nikon I should pick up D5100 and not D3100, with 45K budget.

My two cents: Please buy the one you feel comfortable shooting with. That is more important than other peoples suggestions, however knowledgeable they might be. After all it will be you who is going to shoot with it.

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I am not aware of Nikon terminology...the old lenses you mentioned...are these the one which used to be compatible with earlier film-based slrs???
I am not sure about whether these lenses were meant for film slrs or not, but from the time they were introduced it seems so. Some popular lenses like 50mm f/1.8D (launched some 10 years ago) and 50mm f/1.4D most probably in the later half of 1980s (not the new G or gelded ones) are the lenses that fall in this category.
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Hi friends

After listening to all, i have finally come to the conclusion that the Canon EOS 550 D seems to be a good option.

Could somebody please help me with:

1. Where could i buy this camera from at the best possible rate in Delhi (with bill and warranty).
2. What lens should i go for with this camera to start off ?

Warm regards

Anurag Chowdhury
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1. Where could i buy this camera from at the best possible rate in Delhi (with bill and warranty).
2. What lens should i go for with this camera to start off ?
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Originally Posted by anuragchowdhury View Post Hi friends

After listening to all, i have finally come to the conclusion that the Canon EOS 550 D seems to be a good option.

Could somebody please help me with:

1. Where could i buy this camera from at the best possible rate in Delhi (with bill and warranty).
2. What lens should i go for with this camera to start off ?

Warm regards

Anurag Chowdhury
Hi Anurag,

Have bought the DSLR camera Canon EOS 550 D ? if so please let me your experience.
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If it were me I'd be looking more at the 1100D and a couple of lenses, you'll struggle to shoot landscapes, portraits and macro (I assume you mean macro not micro) with just one lens.

In my opinion the lens is more important than the body
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