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cleofus1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:34 PM
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i want to buy this camera opinions requested...nikon d50
700 dollars
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:37 PM
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1. That's a great camera!
In fact, we'll get one, too. :thumbsup:
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:47 PM
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2. I've got one!
It takes great photographs and is built really well. Almost any digital SLR is going to take way better photos than you'd get out of a regular digital camera, but the D50 takes some really good photos! :)

Things I like:

Fast start-up times
Easy menus (once you use them a couple times)
Uses SD cards (personal preference)
Built bigger & feels more solid than the Canon Rebel
Comes with, what many consider to be, a better kit lens than the Canon or other competitors

Things I'd like to see improved:

Nada! :P

Okay, just a few little things. I'd like to see them maybe include the remote standard instead of as an optional accessory (I bought it anyway, it was only like 15 bucks)...and...hmm, I can't really think of anything else at the moment.
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cleofus1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:49 PM
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3. i just purchased it from best buy
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 01:50 PM by cleofus1
with an extra SanDisk - 1.0GB Ultra II Secure Digital Memory Card...756 total s&h
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:01 PM
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4. It's a very good camera...
...but it does have a few limitations:

-- No depth-of-field preview button. (Not important for family snapshots, but vital for good scenic photography.)

-- The kit lens doesn't allow for manual adjustment when using autofocus. (On occasion, you want to have the camera autofocus by pushing the shutter release halfway, then, if the wrong area is being selected for focus, manually focus the lens to the right point. On the D50 with the kit lens, OTOH, you would first have to turn off autofocus on both the body and lens and then do the whole thing manually. Nikon's 18-70mm lens doesn't have this limitation, BTW, but it doesn't come in a kit with the D50.)

-- You can't control wireless flash units with the on-board flash, like you can with most other DSLRs (instead, you have to add a second on-camera flash or a $200 wireless commander).

-- No backlight on the top LCD (which can be a problem in limited light).

-- Some professsionals believe that the colors in JPEG mode are too bright and geared more at the point'n'shoot crowd.

If you really like Nikon (and I can see why), you might want to consider the D70s instead. It costs a bit more, but fixes all these problems. In fact, if you ever want to use wireless flash, a D50 plus the external controller may wind up costing as much as or more than the D70s. And, with the D80 (10.2 MP) coming out soon, you might see the D70s steeply discounted very soon.

DISCLOSURE: I use the Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D, which has the same 6.1 MP sensor as the D50 and D70s, but includes depth-of-field, auto/manual focusing, and wireless flash...along with in-body vibration reduction. I got mine, with lens, for $599, and have seen them priced for $549. Konica Minolta was recently bought out by Sony, so the camera is technically an "orphan," but Sony is handling warranty and other repair, and is bringing out their own line of DSLRs that are compatible in terms of lenses and accessories.

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cleofus1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:06 PM
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6. well thanks for the feed back
but it's the nikon d-50 will be the one...i've been researching this for a month or so and the the variety and quality of digital and dslr's are mindboggling...756 is definately as far as i can go...so the nikon got the nod...
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:13 PM
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8. I must admit I'm really puzzled...
...as to why you even bothered to create this thread here. You post the question and then announce you bought the camera fifteen minutes later???

Sounds to me like you had your mind already made up, and only wanted one cheerleading post ("I agree!!!!") to finalize your decision.

(I'm just a bit grumpy because I thought you really wanted input, and wasted ten minutes or so putting together a detailed response that I immediately found out, once I hit the "post message" button, was already pointless.)

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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:18 PM
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10. excellent feedback
thanks for the information.

When the clouds part and I am able to get a better camera, I'll remember your advice.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:05 PM
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5. BUY IT! My dear cleofus1!
I bought mine.......or rather my dear husband bought it for me, last year.......

I love love love it!

ALL the pics I've posted on here were taken with it.....

Now.....I'm no professional, and I've only used the auto setting.......

But it is so easy to use! I feel as though I'm one with the camera!

:bounce: :bounce:


BTW.........I kept my Tamron lens from my Nikon film camera, and I have that with the D50 body. It is a match made in heaven, as far as I am concerned!
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cleofus1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:08 PM
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7. yes i got it
and now wait with bated breath...
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:15 PM
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9. hubby's daughter has one & loves it...
interchangeable lenses, many creative multi-functions, super tight pics, patch-able source (natch) for digital work on puters, the whole nine :-)
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:21 PM
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11. can't wait to see the pics!!
:hi:
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