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    Quote Originally Posted by saDdyJ86

    thanks pal. cus sometime got this kind of promotion for this particular lens purchase with purchase. so i read through last year canon promotion on IT show, and they have this canon EF 18-250 IS lens with purchase for $200 plus. hahax.

    and one thing i heard is that, correct me if i'm wrong, for nikon wise, if got example you have D3100 DSLR, you only can buy D3100 lens to replace it, you can't buy any other nikon model like D3000 len for the D3100 camera. as for canon, you can use other lens model of canon camera like 600d onto a 550d camera. am i right? (:
    Does it even make sense for Nikon to do that? Like what Rashkae said, please read more and don't assume.
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    As what Rashkae had says... in actual fact, you can use any lens on Nikon... as long as the mount is correct.

    For Canon not counting third party lenses, you have basically 2 mounts - EF and EF-S. EF lens can be use for Canon's FF camera, APS-C and APS-H camera while the EF-S lenses can only be use for Canon's APS-C (crop camera). So in a sense, Canon impose more restriction to their camera models.

    Before you ask the next question on what is FF, APS-C and APS-H camera, it was basically,

    In Canon's Context:

    FF - Full Frame
    APS-C - Cropped Frame (x1.6 crop factor, for other models like Nikon, Pentax and Sony, they have a crop factor of x1.5)
    APS-H - another crop frame sensor but bigger than APS-C (x1.3)

    In Canon's lineup (at time of writing),

    FF - 1Ds, 5DmkII
    APS-C - xxxD (300D, 350D, 450D,500D,550D,600D, etc), xxxxD (1000D, 1100D), xxD (50D,60D, etc), xD (at present moment, 7D is the only xD model with APS-C sensor)
    APS-H - 1D

    As to Nikon, all their lenses can be interchange and interuse with all their models, even those lenses designed specifically for cropped frame camera. When used on FF, there will be vignetting at the corners, but it is still usable. For canon, you cannot fit the EF-S lens into the FF and APS-H camera at all, so in a sense, Nikon is more flexible.

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    Btw, for 550d and 600d, other than rotating lcd and manual audio control on 600d, there is also wireless flash commander built in.

    Means 600d can control slave wireless flashguns while 550d cant unless using a dedicated device from canon or 3rd party.

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    To TS. Since you are already looking at Nikon too. I might suggest that you looked at other brands of camera as well... such as Pentax and Sony. Both of them made excellent camera... that are affordable and have great lineup of accessories as well as lenses (although many reviews had stated that Pentax do not have as much lens as Canon, but in real life, you do not need hundreds of lens lineup, afterall you are not going to get every single one of them )

    Also make sure that you take a look at the great selection of mirrorless cameras too. Depending on what you want to shoot, mirrorless camera are great alternative if you want something lighter and not too bulky. Selection of mirrorless cameras,

    Olympus Pen-series (I personally owned a EP-L1, excellent little gem, but not the fastest you can find and the dedicated video button is located in a position that is pretty annoying because my big thumb keep pressing it accidentally).

    Panasonic - GH and G series mirrorless camera. Very nice layout and excellent image quality too.

    Samsung - NX series (many would have swear by it. But I personally didn't have any experience in it).

    Also looked at Sony's NEX series, A55 and A33 camera (the latter are SLT technology) which is easy to use and insanely fast. They took quality pics too.

    The above mentioned mirrorless and SLT cameras all have movie mode too and took quite good movie clips.

    So there you have it... more things to ponder about.

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    hello ts, most important is dont regret after buying =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    totally and utterly WRONG. In fact, you have more limits with the Canon system on attaching lenses.

    Did you go to the Nikon website and see a whole section on "D3000 lenses" and "D3100 lenses"? No, right?

    Did you read A SINGLE REVIEW before posting this nonsense? Really, all you need to do is show some initiative, read ANY D3100 review and you would have your answer.

    Please learn to educate yourself!!! This way you won't be dependent on spoon-feeding, or getting your head filled with nonsense like what you posted.
    i understand what you've said and i somewhat agreed. but somehow my account don't allow me to search. whenever i want to search for something, it said that i have an error. (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouverture View Post
    Btw, for 550d and 600d, other than rotating lcd and manual audio control on 600d, there is also wireless flash commander built in.

    Means 600d can control slave wireless flashguns while 550d cant unless using a dedicated device from canon or 3rd party.
    oic. but flash gun current not in my budget yet. nd to wait until i have better income den i will go in further. meantime i would like to build up my experience in shooting and photoshopping. (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    As what Rashkae had says... in actual fact, you can use any lens on Nikon... as long as the mount is correct.

    For Canon not counting third party lenses, you have basically 2 mounts - EF and EF-S. EF lens can be use for Canon's FF camera, APS-C and APS-H camera while the EF-S lenses can only be use for Canon's APS-C (crop camera). So in a sense, Canon impose more restriction to their camera models.

    Before you ask the next question on what is FF, APS-C and APS-H camera, it was basically,

    In Canon's Context:

    FF - Full Frame
    APS-C - Cropped Frame (x1.6 crop factor, for other models like Nikon, Pentax and Sony, they have a crop factor of x1.5)
    APS-H - another crop frame sensor but bigger than APS-C (x1.3)

    In Canon's lineup (at time of writing),

    FF - 1Ds, 5DmkII
    APS-C - xxxD (300D, 350D, 450D,500D,550D,600D, etc), xxxxD (1000D, 1100D), xxD (50D,60D, etc), xD (at present moment, 7D is the only xD model with APS-C sensor)
    APS-H - 1D

    As to Nikon, all their lenses can be interchange and interuse with all their models, even those lenses designed specifically for cropped frame camera. When used on FF, there will be vignetting at the corners, but it is still usable. For canon, you cannot fit the EF-S lens into the FF and APS-H camera at all, so in a sense, Nikon is more flexible.
    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    To TS. Since you are already looking at Nikon too. I might suggest that you looked at other brands of camera as well... such as Pentax and Sony. Both of them made excellent camera... that are affordable and have great lineup of accessories as well as lenses (although many reviews had stated that Pentax do not have as much lens as Canon, but in real life, you do not need hundreds of lens lineup, afterall you are not going to get every single one of them )

    Also make sure that you take a look at the great selection of mirrorless cameras too. Depending on what you want to shoot, mirrorless camera are great alternative if you want something lighter and not too bulky. Selection of mirrorless cameras,

    Olympus Pen-series (I personally owned a EP-L1, excellent little gem, but not the fastest you can find and the dedicated video button is located in a position that is pretty annoying because my big thumb keep pressing it accidentally).

    Panasonic - GH and G series mirrorless camera. Very nice layout and excellent image quality too.

    Samsung - NX series (many would have swear by it. But I personally didn't have any experience in it).

    Also looked at Sony's NEX series, A55 and A33 camera (the latter are SLT technology) which is easy to use and insanely fast. They took quality pics too.

    The above mentioned mirrorless and SLT cameras all have movie mode too and took quite good movie clips.

    So there you have it... more things to ponder about.
    lolx. tt giving me another headache. hahax.

    Quote Originally Posted by luckyorange View Post
    hello ts, most important is dont regret after buying =)
    tt what i scare of it too. and also i afraid that it doesn't worth the value. lolx. but i read dpreview and it said 550d does worth the value. but come again, that depend on individual. (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by saDdyJ86 View Post
    i understand what you've said and i somewhat agreed. but somehow my account don't allow me to search. whenever i want to search for something, it said that i have an error. (:
    Your CS account has NOTHING to do with being able to search online, using sites like Google, or reading the reviews on DPReview which have ALREADY been linked to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saDdyJ86 View Post
    tt what i scare of it too. and also i afraid that it doesn't worth the value. lolx. but i read dpreview and it said 550d does worth the value. but come again, that depend on individual. (:
    Correct. and your definition of "Value" may be different from other people. Features for money, the Canons actually are not that good compared to some other alternatives in my opinion. But that's because I place a higher value on other features, such as built-in antishake and fast AF in any situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Your CS account has NOTHING to do with being able to search online, using sites like Google, or reading the reviews on DPReview which have ALREADY been linked to you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Correct. and your definition of "Value" may be different from other people. Features for money, the Canons actually are not that good compared to some other alternatives in my opinion. But that's because I place a higher value on other features, such as built-in antishake and fast AF in any situation.
    ic. thanks for guiding me. (:

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    i've just check with some outlet that Price Guide introduced, and following are the prices.

    Canon 550D Kit I...

    1. MS colour (main and amk hub) = $1060 with 8GB memory card and camera bag.
    2. AP (funan) = $1060 with 8GB memory card and camer bag.
    3. CP (marina square) = $1120 with 8GB memory card, camer bag, user guide and 55-250 lens for $299 with purchase.
    4. OP = $1080 with 8GB memory card and camera bag.
    5. SLRR = $1156 with 8GB memory card, camera bag and user guide.
    6. and if according to previous IT show on this year march, it's $1199 with 8GB memory card, camer bag, user guide, EF lens workbook, lcd cover/eyecup, battery and rc remote control.
    link is http://www.***********.com.sg/forums...and-price-list

    so what your guys think? (:

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    just to clarify alittle.

    55-250 lens for $299 with purchase <- this is currently a Canon promotion and not CP promotion. Didn't want you to misunderstand that the rest of the shops dun have this promo. check: http://www.canon.com.sg/personal/web/buying/promotions


    And the stuffs listed in no.6 is just an expansion of what the rest of the shops gives...e.g. Lens cap, battery, Camera Bag. And the Remote control (is a wired one) can be bought < $30. Even if they throw in a Tripod, dun bother with it, you will be getting a new one as soon as you start using it.


    And all new sets of cameras sold from any of these shops/events will come with the user guide. If it doesn't, Please ensure that the camera brand is spelled correctly.
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    Sounds about right. All I could say is never get your camera stuff from IT shows and megastores.

    Well... since you already got the reply from those stores, you can approach them and see if they give you any other freebies (but frankly, I wouldn't bother with freebies, they are cheap and basically almost quite useless). Forget about tripod, the free tripods are a waste of time.

    Also be sure to look at Canon's website to check what other items will be included in any sales.

    http://www.canon.com.sg/personal/pro...anguageCode=EN

    Free gifts: SD 8GB card, EOS bag and EOS 550D user guide
    Purchase-with-purchase: EF S55-250 IS lens @ $299, usual $549
    Please be sure that these items are present when you pay for your camera, except for the 55-250mm lens. But from what I can see, $299 is excellent value for this lens, pretty sharp and give you some taste of telephoto shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyStrike View Post
    just to clarify alittle.

    55-250 lens for $299 with purchase <- this is currently a Canon promotion and not CP promotion. Didn't want you to misunderstand that the rest of the shops dun have this promo. check: http://www.canon.com.sg/personal/web/buying/promotions


    And the stuffs listed in no.6 is just an expansion of what the rest of the shops gives...e.g. Lens cap, battery, Camera Bag. And the Remote control (is a wired one) can be bought < $30. Even if they throw in a Tripod, dun bother with it, you will be getting a new one as soon as you start using it.


    And all new sets of cameras sold from any of these shops/events will come with the user guide. If it doesn't, Please ensure that the camera brand is spelled correctly.
    hmm.. sorry friend, i don't get these 2 sentence of yours, what you mean by "Even if they throw in a Tripod, dun bother with it, you will be getting a new one as soon as you start using it." is it that you mean i would have to get a tripod if somewhat the shop doesn't give? as you mentioned the lens cap, battery, camera bag, and the remote control can be bought less than $30, could i ask you, camera bag is it just a normal camera bag or is it from canon? then the battery is it aftermarket or original? then what about the tripod? thanks. (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    Sounds about right. All I could say is never get your camera stuff from IT shows and megastores.

    Well... since you already got the reply from those stores, you can approach them and see if they give you any other freebies (but frankly, I wouldn't bother with freebies, they are cheap and basically almost quite useless). Forget about tripod, the free tripods are a waste of time.

    Also be sure to look at Canon's website to check what other items will be included in any sales.

    http://www.canon.com.sg/personal/pro...anguageCode=EN



    Please be sure that these items are present when you pay for your camera, except for the 55-250mm lens. But from what I can see, $299 is excellent value for this lens, pretty sharp and give you some taste of telephoto shoot.
    oic. but what i realise i need the most is actually extra battery, tripod, camera bag and user guide. i seriously have no idea how much would i have to pay to get all those things. so that why the thought of getting camera from IT show came in my mind as they does give free gifts like these which save my money. but since your guys said it's doesn't then how shall i go and get those things? (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by saDdyJ86 View Post
    hmm.. sorry friend, i don't get these 2 sentence of yours, what you mean by "Even if they throw in a Tripod, dun bother with it, you will be getting a new one as soon as you start using it." is it that you mean i would have to get a tripod if somewhat the shop doesn't give? as you mentioned the lens cap, battery, camera bag, and the remote control can be bought less than $30, could i ask you, camera bag is it just a normal camera bag or is it from canon? then the battery is it aftermarket or original? then what about the tripod? thanks. (:
    He means... the tripod any shops give you free is a piece of crap. Look at it this way, a decent tripod with a ballhead would easily cost up to around S$200... how could any shops give you free a decent tripod? But first polish up your skills (holding the camera, shooting, composition, etc) before you move up to other things. Tripod is a must in many shooting situations... but until then, good holding, shooting and breathing techniques could get you pass most situation.

    Camera bag is usually given as part of the promotion Canon give. So you do not need to worry about it. Unless your lens grew bigger or more and you have more and more equipment, then you would need to upgrade your bag.

    For me, I usually use a simple sling bag, wrap my camera in towels and get some foams for cushions for my bag. It cost less than $30. That is until I bought my new 7D and Canon give me a very good camera bag. As to lens cap... well... it came with your lens, you don't have to buy, unless you lost it... but you can get 1 for around $2 from e-bay. Remote control is also not very expensive, especially the third party one (not sure how much) but I believe it to be not more than $20.

    What you might want to invest though is a good dry cabinet that can cost up to around $200 or $1xx (for a small one).

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    Quote Originally Posted by saDdyJ86 View Post
    oic. but what i realise i need the most is actually extra battery, tripod, camera bag and user guide. i seriously have no idea how much would i have to pay to get all those things. so that why the thought of getting camera from IT show came in my mind as they does give free gifts like these which save my money. but since your guys said it's doesn't then how shall i go and get those things? (:
    Extra battery cost around S$20++ piece for third party ones (hercules brand - get from sgcamera, near Funan).

    User Guide - will give it to you together with the set. If you lost it, you can easily download a copy from the website. I have downloaded all of my user guides.

    Tripod - there are basically two type of tripods, carbon fibre and aluminium alloy. Carbon fibres ones are very light but very expensive... aluminium alloy ones (with equivalent maximum load) is heavier but much lighter. The more popular brands are Sirui (pretty cheap), manfrotto, Benro, Vanguard and Gitto (the most expensive in the range).

    Canon will normally give you the bag (so no worry here). If not, read my other thread and DIY your own bag with your existing bag until you have the $$ to buy a new one.

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    rhino123, thanks for clarifying my points made up there.

    Quote Originally Posted by saDdyJ86 View Post
    oic. but what i realise i need the most is actually extra battery, tripod, camera bag and user guide. i seriously have no idea how much would i have to pay to get all those things. so that why the thought of getting camera from IT show came in my mind as they does give free gifts like these which save my money. but since your guys said it's doesn't then how shall i go and get those things? (:
    Rough estimation of stuffs to let you have an idea...

    - extra battery
    ~$60 for original, ~30 for 3rd Party (if you can get online, prob it will cost ~20 for 3 phottix batt)

    - tripod (do a search and you can find many topics on recommended ones and tips of selecting one)
    Got 2 types, Carbon Fiber and Aluminum. Normally Alum ones are heavier but cost lesser than CF ones. The recommended alum tripods are normally in the range of ~180 and above. I have issues trusting the flimsy ones that are given free with the camera. If you happen to own it, extend it to full and mount ur dslr on it and see if you are comfortable with it.

    - Camera Bag.
    depending on what you get, can be from $50. Alternatively you can get padded inserts, much cheaper ~$20-30.
    This is the free one given by Canon. Can hold a DSLR attached with a lens. If the attached lens is short, you can find a tiny space to put another 1 lens. (my 18-55 and 55-250 can barely fit into the bag) You will need to squeeze if you attach a battery grip to the body.

    - Dry Cabinet.
    This is almost a must, unless you can stand changing/monitoring silica gel every few days or every week with a dry box. Cheapest at ~100+ (check out digi cabi 036L, you can also find it in NTUC extra)


    Check out the price guides in CS to see the list of recommended shops to get your stuffs. For the battery, check out the mass sales or the online shops. If you want the prices for these stuffs, give the shops a call. They will always have the LATEST price.


    Edit: Forget to say that the 8gb free SD card given free by Canon, you will have to redeem it at the Canon Digital Lab @ Harbourfront (Monday to Saturday, 11am - 9pm (closed on public holidays)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    Extra battery cost around S$20++ piece for third party ones (hercules brand - get from sgcamera, near Funan).

    User Guide - will give it to you together with the set. If you lost it, you can easily download a copy from the website. I have downloaded all of my user guides.

    Tripod - there are basically two type of tripods, carbon fibre and aluminium alloy. Carbon fibres ones are very light but very expensive... aluminium alloy ones (with equivalent maximum load) is heavier but much lighter. The more popular brands are Sirui (pretty cheap), manfrotto, Benro, Vanguard and Gitto (the most expensive in the range).

    Canon will normally give you the bag (so no worry here). If not, read my other thread and DIY your own bag with your existing bag until you have the $$ to buy a new one.
    Quote Originally Posted by SkyStrike View Post
    rhino123, thanks for clarifying my points made up there.



    Rough estimation of stuffs to let you have an idea...

    - extra battery
    ~$60 for original, ~30 for 3rd Party (if you can get online, prob it will cost ~20 for 3 phottix batt)

    - tripod (do a search and you can find many topics on recommended ones and tips of selecting one)
    Got 2 types, Carbon Fiber and Aluminum. Normally Alum ones are heavier but cost lesser than CF ones. The recommended alum tripods are normally in the range of ~180 and above. I have issues trusting the flimsy ones that are given free with the camera. If you happen to own it, extend it to full and mount ur dslr on it and see if you are comfortable with it.

    - Camera Bag.
    depending on what you get, can be from $50. Alternatively you can get padded inserts, much cheaper ~$20-30.
    This is the free one given by Canon. Can hold a DSLR attached with a lens. If the attached lens is short, you can find a tiny space to put another 1 lens. (my 18-55 and 55-250 can barely fit into the bag) You will need to squeeze if you attach a battery grip to the body.

    - Dry Cabinet.
    This is almost a must, unless you can stand changing/monitoring silica gel every few days or every week with a dry box. Cheapest at ~100+ (check out digi cabi 036L, you can also find it in NTUC extra)


    Check out the price guides in CS to see the list of recommended shops to get your stuffs. For the battery, check out the mass sales or the online shops. If you want the prices for these stuffs, give the shops a call. They will always have the LATEST price.


    Edit: Forget to say that the 8gb free SD card given free by Canon, you will have to redeem it at the Canon Digital Lab @ Harbourfront (Monday to Saturday, 11am - 9pm (closed on public holidays)
    thanks for the clarification. but am i right to see if 550d cost $1199 with a free tripod and/or dry cabinet is more worth it compare to a 550d cost $1060, if let said the tripod cheapest is $100. (:

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