I recently purchased a Nikon D50. I planned to take it on a trip in a few days. I was just going to put it on automatic and shoot with my 50 mm lens. Well, I took it out today and did a few shots with it on automatic and the photos were so washed out. They were awful. Tell me it will get better!!! I guess you can't just put it on automatic and shoot without going through and fix all the settings before you shoot and I don't have time for that. I was having trouble with my Sony 717 with the Zeiss lens so I purchased the new Nikon. Does anyone know of a quick way to set everything so I can shoot on automatic. I put my Sony 717 on automatic and the photos were outstanding. I do not like the way Nikon downloads the photos into my computer either - Sony's is so much better. Someone tell me I did not buy a lemon.