Some Frequently Asked Questions

This is a long overdue update with some frequently asked questions that we have been answering:

Ques: Where is your store?
Ans: ProPix is a camera store in Bangalore. Being based in Bangalore also allows us to have a pan India delivery footprint. We are servicing orders from all four corners of India. Our customers are from almost every state in India.

Ques: What products do you carry?
Ans: ProPix carries almost every product related to photography. These include cameras, tripods, lenses, camera bags, memories, filters, tripod heads, clamps, studio lights, camouflage for wildlife and nature photographers, and so much more.

Ques: If you are a Bangalore camera shop, how come I have not heard about you?
Ans: Yes, ProPix is a Bangalore camera shop, but you have not heard about us, probably because of the type of market we cater to. Our largest group of customers are serious enthusiasts and professional photographers. Our marketing and reach is almost exclusively by word-of-mouth, and through our web presence.

Ques: Why is it that you promote DSLR cameras more than you promote compact cameras?
Ans: The products that we sell have nothing to do with a specific type, or brand for that matter. We stock and sell products we are confident will perform to a level of reliability and ruggedness that we are sure will not embarass us. e.g., we would not recommend you buy an entry level camera, if you like occassionally take the camera out to just take photographs of things that interest you, or something that you fancy. We would at that point recommend something a little better than the entry level point and shoot camera. Prices for compact cameras, range between Rs.6,500 to Rs.19,500, and we usually recommend something between Rs.10,000 to Rs.17,000 depending on the features that a customer needs. We will sell you a DSLR only if need a DSLR. Not because we want to sell you a DSLR camera.

Ques: Are Carl Zeiss lenses compatible with all Nikon cameras?
Ans: The correct answer to that question is, "It all depends". Carl Zeiss ZF lenses for the Nikon F mount is fully compatible with all the pro-bodies like D100, D200, D300, D700, D3, D3x, F6, etc. With all the other bodies, you will be able to mount the lens, but it will work only in fully manual mode, i.e., it will not give you any metering information.

Ques: Are Carl Zeiss lenses compatible with all Canon cameras?
Ans: The correct answer to that question is, "Yes, and No". Carl Zeiss ZE lenses for the Canon EOS mount is available in the 50mm and 85mm focal lengths and is fully compatible. However, you can still use other Carl Zeiss lenses (or even Nikon/Nikkor lenses) with your Canon camera with the correct lens adaptors.

Ques: What camera lenses do you stock?
Ans: ProPix stocks an entire range of camera lenses in Bangalore. Our camera shop in Bangalore has an in-store stocking of most common lenses, and stocking is usually seamless. Our ordering process is mature and rugged, as is our delivery and payment systems. We pride ourselves in the fact that in all our years of business, we have not had even a single customer who has come back to us with the feedback that we had recommended a wrong lens.

Ques: Why do you always recommend a UNI-LOC tripod?
Ans: A large chunk of our customer base consists of outdoor and wildlife photographers.
In our experience, we found that the UNI-LOC system tripods are perhaps best suited for outdoors, wildlife and nature photography than any other tripod, including the likes or Manfrotto, Gitzo or Giotto. The bottom part of all UNI-LOC tripods are waterproof and submersible in water or mud, without incurring any damage to your tripod. In the same breath, the UNI-LOC tripod performs just as well in the confines of a studion or indoors. The UNI-LOC System Tripod allows you to convert your tripod into a monopod in moments! So you get a tripod AND a monopod, for the price of a tripod!

Ques: Why should I buy my Canon or Nikon camera from ProPix?
Ans: We have a different approach to your camera buying needs. We will find out from you what you want to shoot, or how you intend to use your camera, and then give you a set of options best suited for your needs. We will bring our entire experience in the industry to bear, and help you decide on a particular model. Unlike some of our competition, we do not sell refrigirators, microwave ovens or mobile phones. We specialise in cameras and photography. We believe we are best equipped to help you decide on a photography related matter, than that person who also sells microwave ovens and refrigerators.

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