Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > What Camera Should I Buy?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Mar 19, 2007, 12:28 AM   #1
Member
 
garjowan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 97
Default

I found a few ebay kit options for a Nikon D50.

I think I have narrowed my search to this camera, just thinking if I should go with a kit for know... don't have a ton to spend on lenses.

I am selling my Canon S2is to help defray the cost... I have some past knowledge of SLR in film and would like to transition to digital.
The S2 just wasn't what I was looking for.

I would appreciate any and all feedback.

Thanks!
Gary

Here are the links!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-D50-Digita...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/D50-SLR-Camera-2...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-D50-Digita...QQcmdZViewItem
garjowan is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Mar 19, 2007, 1:30 AM   #2
Member
 
garjowan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 97
Default

Also looking to contact a seller and seeing what kind of deal, if any, he will do for one of these lenses...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamron-70-300mm-...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-70-300mm-G...QQcmdZViewItem

With this kit...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-D50-Digita...QQcmdZViewItem



Thoughts?

Thanks!
garjowan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 19, 2007, 12:20 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
TCav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Washington, DC, Metro Area, Maryland
Posts: 13,422
Default

It depends on what you want to do with it. The Nikon D50 is a fine camera. The Nikon and Tamron 70-300mm Zooms both have their pluses and minuses.

BTW, the D50 is a USB 1.1 device, so downloading photos through the camera could take a while. You might want to get a card reader too. (And maybe some extra cards.)
TCav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 19, 2007, 12:39 PM   #4
Member
 
garjowan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 97
Default

Well, I will be doing all around general pics... indoor-outdoor parties, nature, landscape, kids sports.. you name it.

I wondered how much difference was there in the 18-70 and 28-80 as far as wide-angle goes... I don't want to go with 28 if it's too tight for inside shots and whatnot, where space is limited.

I want to keep it under $800... I know it's asking alot, but...
Any input is appreciated, thanks!
Gary
garjowan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 19, 2007, 1:01 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
jbarrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 963
Default

I have used Ebay's Cameta auctions in the past and would buy from them again. As far as the 18-70mm lens go's I love mine. I would get the D50 with that lens for $649, good deal.


Jeff
jbarrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 19, 2007, 9:29 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
TCav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Washington, DC, Metro Area, Maryland
Posts: 13,422
Default

garjowan wrote:
Quote:
Well, I will be doing all around general pics... indoor-outdoor parties, ...
18-70mm is a good lens for that.

garjowan wrote:
Quote:
... nature,
75-300mm here.

garjowan wrote:
Quote:
... landscape,
18-70mm again.

garjowan wrote:
Quote:
... kids sports ...
75-300mm.

garjowan wrote:
Quote:
I wondered how much difference was there in the 18-70 and 28-80 as far as wide-angle goes... I don't want to go with 28 if it's too tight for inside shots and whatnot, where space is limited.
28mm on the D50 isa "normal" lens. That is, it has about the same magnification as the human eye. That might be tight for indoor scenes. And the 18-70 is a really fine lens.

garjowan wrote:
Quote:
I want to keep it under $800
Good luck with that.
TCav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2007, 1:02 AM   #7
Member
 
garjowan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 97
Default

Thanks for all the feedback.

I am gonna go with the 18-70 kit as it appears to be the best choice.
As far as the tele, I am looking to go with the tamron 70-300 if they do a deal on all items bought at once.

One question on the 70-300's... I see the ratio's are different... one is 1:2 and the other is 1:4... which is better in your opinions?

Is it right that 1:2 gives a shot of 2X? so does that mean the 1:4 is going to be 4X?
Or am I totally wrong with this????
Again, bear with this newbie!
garjowan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2007, 11:40 AM   #8
Member
 
garjowan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 97
Default

Well, I bit the bullet and went with the D50, Nikon 18-70 and the Tamron 70-300di.

I should have it by the weekend... Can't wait!
I blew my budget by $50, but that is including a 3yr warranty(which I never buy) which was $48 for 3 additional years 100% coverage $0 deductable... giving 4 years total coverage.

Now.... to tell the wife! :P

I look at it that I am getting $300 for my Canon S2 which was money spent a year ago(long gone)
garjowan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2007, 11:58 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
TCav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Washington, DC, Metro Area, Maryland
Posts: 13,422
Default

Does she have any expensive hobbies?

My wife has a horse. I couldn't outspend her if I tried.
TCav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 20, 2007, 4:58 PM   #10
Member
 
garjowan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 97
Default

Nope, no expensive hobbies...LOL!!!

She'll be alright... Just gotta suck it up!

garjowan is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 9:23 PM.