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Old Apr 30, 2006, 11:21 PM   #11
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I've got the D 50 just yesterday and mounted my Tamron 28-200 XR Zoom lens on it. It is the newer model of the Tamron lenses in that range and seems to preform very well. I used that lens on my manual focus Nikon F3 and took outstanding shots with it. It is a true AF lens and locks in place at F22 and has the CPU pins on it that connect it to the camera. Focuses very quick and quite precise.


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Old May 2, 2006, 2:55 AM   #12
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I too am about to purchase the D50 as my first SLR, and have had no previous film or digital SLR. I intend to put an order in for the Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens, as I like the flexibility (I was initially considering the Panasonic FZ30 Prosumer).

I know I'll have to wait on the 18-200mm VR, but is is it still worthwhile paying the extra for the 18-70mm kit lens, instead of the 18-55mm kit lens? I'm wavering towards the 18-70mm as I'm already used to the 3x zoom on my compact, and would be glad of the initial reach provided by the 18-70mm kit lens. However there's over £80 of a difference.
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Old May 2, 2006, 9:28 AM   #13
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I too am about to purchase the D50 as my first SLR, and have had no previous film or digital SLR. I intend to put an order in for the Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens, as I like the flexibility (I was initially considering the Panasonic FZ30 Prosumer).

I know I'll have to wait on the 18-200mm VR, but is is it still worthwhile paying the extra for the 18-70mm kit lens, instead of the 18-55mm kit lens? I'm wavering towards the 18-70mm as I'm already used to the 3x zoom on my compact, and would be glad of the initial reach provided by the 18-70mm kit lens. However there's over £80 of a difference.
If you are going to get 18-200mm VR, do not get 18-70mm. 18-70mm is a $400 lens isn't it? Which you probably won't use as soon as you get your 18-200mm, I say spend that money on a good fast prime lens or awide angle lens.


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Old May 2, 2006, 10:17 AM   #14
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I have the 18-55 and I'm pretty happy with it. If you are getting the 18-200, then you can decide on wether you plan on selling or keeping the 18-70 or 18-55 that you get now. The 18-70 will probably keep it's re-sale value more, while the 18-55 is cheap enough that you can keep it as a backup lens.

In the US, usually for the price of the 18-70, we can get the 18-55 and the 70-300G. I went with getting the two lens.


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Old May 2, 2006, 1:15 PM   #15
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hi

i got the 28-80g lens

however later i got the tamron 28-200xr

newbie d50/spring flowers/tamron 28-200

i love it

and its only 149$:shock: at beach camera
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Thanks to GlobeGuy, Rey & Automaton2.

I've ordered the D50 body, and am getting the 50mm 1.8 prime, and the Tokina 12-24mm. I was going to buy the 12-24mm at a later date, but as I'll have to wait on the 18-200mmVR, plus I've saved on not purchasing the 'future redundant' kit lens, I though I may as well.

The 50mm will give me time to get up to speed with DSLR photography, and the 12-24mm will allow me to explore landscapes like never before.

Thanks for the advice.
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I've ordered the D50 body, and am getting the 50mm 1.8 prime, and the Tokina 12-24mm. I was going to buy the 12-24mm at a later date, but as I'll have to wait on the 18-200mmVR, plus I've saved on not purchasing the 'future redundant' kit lens, I though I may as well.
Great choices. The Tokina 12-24 and 18-200VR will be my next two purchases (in that order). But from what I can tell, the Tokina is as elusive as the 18-200VR.


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