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    the D70 is "head and antlers" above the D50

    I have heard that the kit lens for the Canon xlt is not very good. I have also been told by a camera salesman that the kit inner lens part (facing the camera body) is plastic. I don't know what is...
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    DSLR Choices

    For what it is worth, the March 2006 Edition of Popular Photograpy rates the Rebel XT the highest. I have heard that the XT kit lens is not very good, so if true, you might consider buying the XT...
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    sd ultra 2

    I use the Ultra II 2 gig card, and it seems to work fine for me. I got a good deal on it at Circuit City. The list experts probably have real data on this. There appear to be other brands, Lexar,...
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    IMHO the D50 is a great camera

    I am very happy also with the D50. I have to remember to hold the camera more steady when I use my Sigma 70 to 300 zoom at longer focal lengths. (Of course, I did have a few beers at my son's...
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    Matrix Metering

    Thanks a lot. Gotta read more of the manual.

    Regards,

    Sandy
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    Matrix Metering

    My D50 only goes to number 6 under pencil --Flash....:confused:

    Sandy
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    D50 Matrix Metering?

    My new SB-600 instructs me to set my D50 camera to matrix metering, but I cannot locate matrix metering in any menu. I thought the D70s had matrix metering, but the D50 specs. seem to say I have...
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    SB 600 and SB 800 Flash

    [QUOTE=Jason25]The SB-600 or SB-800 are your best choices with a D50. Both will provide full i-TTL functionality. The 800 is more powerful and has some extra features (stroboscopic mode, 85mm reach...
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    Thank you for your help

    Just wanted to thank all you guys who have helped me select my D50 and related stuff. I really appreciate how knowledgeable and courteose everyone has been.

    I have been on other newsgroups where...
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    [I]With the D200 I got the 18-200VR, the 50 1.8,...

    [I]With the D200 I got the 18-200VR, the 50 1.8, the 35 f2 and the AI-S 55 f2.8 micro. I also got two 2 gig cards instead of 1 gig, a second battery (finally), a new bag (lowe pro sumthineruther), a...
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    Nikon Flash

    ...but you can get essentially the same results by applying your brain instead of the camera's brain. You will really have to learn how to use your flash to get the best results, but once you spend...
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    Nikon Flash Accessory for D50

    Was wondering what good Nikon flash choices are there for the hot shoe of my D50?

    I have an older Nikon Speedlight SB 16 in great shape and wondered if that would be suitable, although a camera...
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    Sigma 70-300 APO DG Lens

    I just ordered this Sigma APO lens from Sigma 4 Less, and they told me that the two different lens names discussed above are the same lens. The gal was certain, and the web ad had the Super II name...
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    Lenses 70-300mm

    [Nikon 70-300ED is also a good lens

    Most of the suggestions I received touted the Sigma over even the Nikon 70-300 ED lens at $350.00, so that is why I am going Sigma. Do you have an opinion...
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    Sigma Lens

    [QUOTE=Quirkitized]Like others suggested, I would go with the Sigma 70-300mm Super Macro II APO DG. I have it (the APO non-DG verison) with my D50, here are some pictures I took at the zoo.. All the...
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    [] I spoke to Sigma on the phone about the...

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    I spoke to Sigma on the phone about the slow autofocus of the 70-300 APO lens. The gal suggested the 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 DG Macro (non APO). There are actually two of these, one says just DG...
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    [QUOTE=George Riehm] I spoke to Sigma on the...

    I spoke to Sigma on the phone about the slow autofocus of the 70-300 APO lens. The gal suggested the 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 DG Macro (non APO). There are actually two of these, one says just DG and has...
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    It is up to you to choose which one you prefer,...

    It is up to you to choose which one you prefer, both are very nice cameras. The D50 will leave you with more financial room for nice lenses.

    I ordered the D50 one lens kit from "Dbuys" at $589.00...
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    Sigma 70 to 300 APO Zoom

    [QUOTE=George Riehm]Forget the Tamron 75-300, and take coldrains advice on the Sigma.

    I was just about to buy this lens on Coldrain's advice, but then I read and heard folks say the AF was slow at...
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    D50 vs D70

    Thanks.

    What do you folks think of the Tamron 75 to 300 4-5.6 zoom Tele Macro (1:3.9)? (The lower price alone makes me think it it not as good as the Sigma).

    Also, any thoughts about the...
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    Was D50 vs D70s now Nikon zoom lens

    Now that I decided on the D50 kit, what do you folks think of the 55 to 200 zoom nikon lens (G lens-not true ED) that comes with the nikon D50 2 lens kit? Lens retails at $270.00 alone. The 70 to...
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    D50 versus D70s

    This post is a stunning revelation for me. Thank you, Murray. I am more comfortable than ever with my decision to go D50. At age 62, I am still amazed at the wealth of knowledge that exists in...
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    Help me decide between D50 and D70s kits

    Thanks both of you for your excellent responses. Unless I learn of some other overwhelming reasons, I will likely go with the D50 and save a bunch of money.

    If I had the dough to spare, I would...
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    Help me decide between D50 and D70s kits

    I know the D70s kit lens is superior to the D50 kit lens. I wonder if the better D70s body and better lens will result in noticeably better photos than the D50 kit. The difference between the two...
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