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  1. #1
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    nikon D50 too soft pictures

    Hi,

    I own the Nikon D50 with 28-90 Quantaray lens for 3 days now. Problem is, i can't get sharp images out of the cam. The pics are soft(soft edges too) even if
    i turn on the camera sharp setting. I did shots in auto and P mode. Can a experienced D50 owner please advice.

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    I am not familiar with that lens, but I wouldn't be surprised if that is the source of your troubles.

  3. #3
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    ive actually had that same set for about 4 days now, and the problem is the lens, i got that same deal with the same lens, and am not really satisfied with the lens. im planning on getting another lens soon.
    Flickr

    Sony a560 w/ B50AM Vertical Grip
    Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO

  4. #4
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    Nice to know that Ritz shoves their old crap lens stock (for budget film slrs) to D50 buyers as "kit". Now you know why it seems so cheap... a crap lens.
    Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 macro, Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC EX, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM, Tokina AT-X124 Pro 12-24mm F4, Soligor 1.7x C/D4 DG Teleconvertor, Manfrotto 724B tripod, Canon Powershot S30

  5. #5
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    What do you expect for free? since the body only, and body with the POS lens is the same price they're giving you a free paperweight.

    But if you shoot the paperweight at f/8-f/11 the world should be a bit clearer.

    If you would like a sharp, cheap, utility lens try the Sigma 18-125 DC for about $235 at sigmaforless.com.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
    Ha! See, I can change...


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  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Riehm
    What do you expect for free? since the body only, and body with the POS lens is the same price they're giving you a free paperweight.

    Hey George,

    While you are on the subject of paperweights I have some news on your other favorite lens - the Nikkor 70-300G.
    I sold mine for US$115.00! Not bad seeing as I got it for free.

  7. #7
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    It is not your camera, it is the lens, try with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D and you will see the difference, Quantaray lenses arent the best for sharpness...

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