Buying a D50 - Need quick suggestions
I am leaving for a camping trip on friday. I am going to be either buying at RitzCamera (local, not far from house).
1) Swimming Pool Pictures
3) Close ups
4) Action Shots
Thats the way in order of importance.
Here is the options they offer:
$549 Nikon D50 Digital SLR w/Quantaray 28-90mm F/3.3-5.6 Lens
$599 Nikon D50 Digital SLR w/Nikkor 28-80mm F/3.3-5.6 G Lens
$699 Nikon D50 Digital SLR Kit w/18-55mm AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens
I want to spend as little as possible upfront.
or should I go with
$549 w/ 28-90mm (since its the same as a body) & a Nikon 50mm f1.8 for a total for $660
Im truly a n00b when it comes to lenses and dSLR so please be kind. If I am correct from my research.
edit:// The main reason I choose a D50 is because of the SD Card.
I wouldn't buy the quandary lenses.
The 18-55 isn't bad, better would be an 18-70 AF-S. Can bind them online for 200$ or so. Faster, bigger range.
Fredmiranda.com/forum is a good place, signup and post in buy/sell forum for an 18-70.
Might wanna delete the other identical thread you started(no double posting).
"A coward dies a thousand deaths, a soldier dies but once."-2Pac
A bunch of Nikon stuff!
I know Ritz sells Sigma lenses. Try and get a D50 with a Sigma 18-125mm zoom.It may cost a little more but it seems to be a good walk around lens and should satisfy a lot of your needs, except for the sports shots you may need a longer lens like a 80-200mm zoom. Otherwise, start with the 18-55 mm and save up for the Nikon 55-200mm kit lens. Don't forget to get a lot of memory, 2 gigbytes would be good. Newegg.com is a great place to get SD memory cards, but I doubt it would get here by Friday.
Have a good trip and take lots of pictures.
Skip that 55-200 and save up for a Sigma 70-300 APO DG instead. That nikon 55-200 is not worth much in the long end, and the Sigma, which adds more reach and performs better, also gives you a 1:2 macro mode as added bonus.
Originally Posted by Blob
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
I got the 18-55mm Lenses and I have been playing around and I just LOVE IT.
I will be posting a gallery after the weekend.
Only problem: Got a Lexar 2gb and didnt realize the card doesnt work with my slot! GRR! Now I have to return it
I went the D50 + 28-90mm Quantaray.
After that, I immediately bought the 50mm f/1.8 prime, and about a month later, I bought the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8.
My plans're to buy the SB-600 next, and then the 80-200mm f/2.8 or 85mm f/1.8. After the tele is taken care of, I might go ultra wide the tokina 12-24
Nikon D80 w/ Grip
Nikon 50mm f/1.8
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8
Quantaray 28-90mm f/3.5-5.6
Originally Posted by PolishNorbi
Look forward to seeing your efforts...
Nikon D70s user
Couple of my more favorite pictures from shooting last night. I was decently buzzed and first time shooting so please don;t be so hard
Shrunk down to 760x500