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toriaj
01-29-2006, 01:19 PM
I am considering buying the D50, and I wonder:
Since it has no Depth of Field preview, is there enough detail on the LCD screen to see how the DoF turned out after you take the picture? Or do you need to download the pic onto the computer or print the pic to be able to see the DoF? Thanks.

Jason25
01-29-2006, 03:37 PM
You can zoom in fairly well on the LCD, so it's pretty easy to see DoF. Often the shots look sharper though (naturally, considering the size of the screen). The lack of a button doesn't bother me though, the LCD works fine for my use :)

toriaj
01-29-2006, 05:44 PM
Okay, thanks Jason. I'm definitely no pro, so I bet the zoom on the LCD will work fine for me too.

ulyzezu
11-23-2006, 07:20 PM
I need to learn how to do the DOF with my nikon d50... help...

rawpaw18
11-24-2006, 03:09 AM
Toriaj, You will have no problem without the dof button.

ULYZEZU Welcome to the forum!

Using as an example the Nikon 50mm 1.8

Put camera in "A" (aperture) mode

Using the command dial set the aperture to f/1.8, this is the biggest aperture for this lens and it will give you the shortest depth of field (Nice bokeh). At this setting you need less light.

Turn it to f/22, then this will be the smallest aperture and give you the greatest depth of field (similar to a snapshot, almost everything is in focus).
At this setting you need more light.

Esoterra
11-24-2006, 06:32 PM
Toriaj, I thought you already own a D50...you bought it last April? or am I confusing you with someone else?

eduardofrances
11-24-2006, 08:02 PM
the D70s sports a dof preview button if you really need this feature you should consider spending a lil bit more in the D70s :)

ulyzezu
11-25-2006, 10:48 AM
rawpaw18: Thank you very much, I am going try to do this sometime today...I'll let you know if it was a success..

Is there a different setting to make a unique DOF as well?

rawpaw18
11-25-2006, 01:01 PM
Is there a different setting to make a unique DOF as well?

Not exactly sure I follow your question, if you mean by some kind of default dof, No. All the f stops in between 1.8 and 22 give you a variety of dof.

toriaj
11-25-2006, 05:16 PM
Toriaj, I thought you already own a D50...you bought it last April? or am I confusing you with someone else?

Nope, you've got it right :) I posted this when I was researching the D50 (note the date on the post) ulyzezu did his/her homework and resurrected my thread :D

rawpaw18
11-26-2006, 03:36 AM
Toriaj,
I feel stupid.
So I guess you are o.k. without the depth of field preiview:rolleyes:

toriaj
11-26-2006, 01:49 PM
No need to feel stupid. :) We all do things we feel dumb about. Being helpful (albeit late) is no big deal at all!!! (BTW, your advice was very true)

Yep, I'm very happy with my camera, including DoF :D

ulyzezu
12-03-2006, 11:18 AM
Once, again I need help on selecting the right wide angle lens? I was browsing on Ebay, and I noticed that there are numerous wide angles lenses. But I don't know which one is right for me!

"I need it for family, lanscapes, etc"



Here's a link of the lens that I am interested- Ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sigma-Wide-Angle-28mm-f-1-8-D-EX-Macro-Lens-for-Nikon_W0QQitemZ270061443918QQihZ017QQcategoryZ1068 60QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

rawpaw18
12-03-2006, 11:29 AM
28mm on your D50 is not a wide lens. It is considered wide for film cameras but with the crop factor on your D50 it has the view of about 42mm. What lens did you get for your camera, and are you looking for a wide angle zoom or prime. The Tokina 12-24 gets a lot of good talk on this forum. A price range would also be helpful.

ulyzezu
12-03-2006, 03:39 PM
I need a wide angle zoom lens..

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28mm on your D50 is not a wide lens. It is considered wide for film cameras but with the crop factor on your D50 it has the view of about 42mm. What lens did you get for your camera, and are you looking for a wide angle zoom or prime. The Tokina 12-24 gets a lot of good talk on this forum. A price range would also be helpful.
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