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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Nikon D50 "Usual Shots"

    Jeff finally has posted the "Usual Shots" taken with the incredible Nikon D50.

    Im amazed, the Nikon D50 + Kit is incredibly sharp from corner to corner, CA is very low and colors are properly saturated.....in short, the Nikon D50 JPG is the best I've ever seen so far.

    Thanks Jeff for helping me to make my decision, at first I was in doubt (between the D50 and the XT) but now Im sure the Nikon D50 is the camera to go.....No competition, the Nikon D50+Kit overcomes the XT+Kit.

    I invite everyone to compare side by side the XT vs D50 at these sites:

    "Usual shots"

    XT
    http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/ca.../gallery.shtml

    D50
    http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/ni.../gallery.shtml

    Regards,

  2. #2
    slitman Guest

    Arrow

    I am also trying to decide between the Canon and Nikon, but have heard the Nikon Kit lens is better than the Canon. What was your deciding factor between the Rebel XT and D50?

    Not sure whether to go with the kit lens or buy just the body and go with a 35-70mm lens?

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by slitman
    Not sure whether to go with the kit lens or buy just the body and go with a 35-70mm lens?
    Whether you choose the XT or D50, if you go with a 35-70mm lens, the widest you will be shooting is 52 or 56 mm. I would go a little wider if I were you.
    Ray.

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    Nikkor Wide Angle Lenses

    Ray-

    If you really like wide angle lenses, take a look at the Nikkor 12-24mm lens. It really is a great lens.

    Sarah Joyce

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    Quote Originally Posted by slitman
    I am also trying to decide between the Canon and Nikon, but have heard the Nikon Kit lens is better than the Canon. What was your deciding factor between the Rebel XT and D50?

    Not sure whether to go with the kit lens or buy just the body and go with a 35-70mm lens?
    You might want to consider the Sigma 18-125 DC for $270. Easily as good as the Nikon Kit lens and much better than the XT kit lens, with 2.5 times the reach.

    Also to make your choice easier..

    You can also now buy the D70 body as it is the same price as the D50...$749.

    The D70 is also being offered with the very nice 18-70 DX Nikkor lens for $999 after $100 rebate. You can even find this deal at Ritz stores.

    If you are looking at the D70 deals, keep in mind that Nikon is closing these out for replacement by the D70s, so I would imagine quantities will be limited.

    I second the comments from other posts here... do not buy a 35-70 for your everyday lens. you would be better served by the Tamron 28-75 f2.8 or Sigma 18-50 f2.8 for substantially less money.
    Last edited by D70FAN; 06-24-2005 at 02:54 PM.
    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
    slitman Guest

    Arrow

    Payne,

    Are you going with the "kit" or the body and then buying a lens separately?

    I am debating on which way to go...any thoughts on the Sigma 18-125 DC?

    Anyone familiar with the Sigma 18-125 DC lens?


    Quote Originally Posted by Payne
    Jeff finally has posted the "Usual Shots" taken with the incredible Nikon D50.

    Im amazed, the Nikon D50 + Kit is incredibly sharp from corner to corner, CA is very low and colors are properly saturated.....in short, the Nikon D50 JPG is the best I've ever seen so far.

    Thanks Jeff for helping me to make my decision, at first I was in doubt (between the D50 and the XT) but now Im sure the Nikon D50 is the camera to go.....No competition, the Nikon D50+Kit overcomes the XT+Kit.

    I invite everyone to compare side by side the XT vs D50 at these sites:

    "Usual shots"

    XT
    http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/ca.../gallery.shtml

    D50
    http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/ni.../gallery.shtml

    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by slitman
    Payne,

    Are you going with the "kit" or the body and then buying a lens separately?

    I am debating on which way to go...any thoughts on the Sigma 18-125 DC?

    Anyone familiar with the Sigma 18-125 DC lens?
    I have been shooting weith the 18-125 for about 10 months. Except for a little vignetting at wide apertures and long telephoto it is a great day-to-day lens. At least as good as the 18-70 Nikkor (which I sold).
    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...


    http://d70fan.smugmug.com/

  8. #8
    slitman Guest
    Think I have narrowed it to the Nikon 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6 Autofocus Nikkor Lens or Nikkor 28-105mm?

    So you have both the Sigma 28-200mm D and the 18-125? Which do you use most?

    Any problem with having a lens that starts at 28mm instead of 18mm?



    fastoys2nv wrote:
    > I use the Sigma 28-200mm D
    Quote Originally Posted by George Riehm
    I have been shooting weith the 18-125 for about 10 months. Except for a little vignetting at wide apertures and long telephoto it is a great day-to-day lens. At least as good as the 18-70 Nikkor (which I sold).

  9. #9
    slitman Guest
    But would the 18-70 DX Nikkor lens be the most compact?

    The problem is I am going with the D50 cause I want a smaller camera than say the D70, but then defeats the purpose of going with a long all purpose lens.

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