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Old Apr 25, 2006, 3:56 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about buying an entry-level DSLR for all-around use -- mostly vacation pictures and pictures of my kids. I've just about settled on the D50. I've seen ads for D50's that come with the 18-55 mm lens, but also some with the 28-80 mm (cheaper). What are the pros and cons of the two? Thanks
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 4:33 PM   #2
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stay away from the 28-80, its an old lens for film cameras, that 28 at the "wide" end is multiplied by 1.5 and it becomes 42. plus its the old focusing system, the 18-55 is an af-s lens. it will focus faster and quieter.
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 4:49 PM   #3
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I got the 18-55mm with my D50 , I use it often and I find it to be a good lens.

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Old Apr 26, 2006, 11:28 AM   #5
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I have the 28-80mm lense with my D50 and i think its a great lense. I dont see anything wrong with it all, the focus is fast and precise, the pictures are of excellent qaulity as well, i love mine
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Old Apr 27, 2006, 2:48 PM   #6
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Warehouse Express are doing the D50 with an 18-70mm lens. It is specified:

AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G SG IF ED

Is this the same lens that comes with the D70s? For £529 (as opposed to £397 for the standard lens) would this be a worthwhile purchase? I have heard nothing but rave reviews of the D70s kit lens.

Or am I better off saving the money, getting to know the camera and then saving towards a longer lens (like a 55-200)
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If I could have afforded it at the time ,I would of opted for 18-70 lens.With the 18-55 (which is a good lens) I found I needed just that little bit of extra length for most shots.If you go for the 18-70 then you only have to buy a 70-300 then you have most of range covered.I`m no expert ,it`s just my opinion.



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Old Apr 27, 2006, 6:56 PM   #8
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I also have the 18-55 kit lens, and if I had the chance I would have gotten the 18-70 as well, but when I bought my D50, I was able to buy the D50 with 18-55 and 70-300G for LESS than it would cost to get the D50 with 18-70. So it was a no brainer. And, "yes" the 18-70 is what comes with D70/D70s.

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I just bought a D50 with a 18-55 mm and a 70-300 mm lens. So far so good!
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I purchased mine with the 28-80 and 70-300. I like both lens but wish the 28 was a little wider, if I had it to do over I would have purchased the 18-55. and 70-300 I think that would be a good "kit". Good luck Greg
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