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Old Jun 26, 2010, 2:38 PM   #11
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there is a sigma 18-50 on adorama used for sub 100.
It's the Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC, and that's more than it's worth. Adorama has the Nikon 18-55 VR kit lens, refurbished, for about the same price, which is a better deal.
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It's the Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC, and that's more than it's worth. Adorama has the Nikon 18-55 VR kit lens, refurbished, for about the same price, which is a better deal.
I know this sounds crazy cheap but tomorrow im going out to a guys house to buy his nikon d50+18-55mm kit lens all for $180. Hes a really nice guy and him and his wife just have no use for a dslr. They only use their p&s. Which means I'm going to try to sell the 18-55mm for $100 on craigsist which I'll probably only get like $80 for it. That could mean I just bought a dslr body for $80!!
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Don't you already have a D50?

If anything, I'd keep the 18-55 and sell the D50.
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Don't you already have a D50?

If anything, I'd keep the 18-55 and sell the D50.
Nope all my posts said that I had one referring to lenses for it but I'm actually buying it tomorrow.
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In that case, I'd hold onto the 18-55 untill I knew for certain that it didn't fit in with my plans.
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In that case, I'd hold onto the 18-55 untill I knew for certain that it didn't fit in with my plans.
I just bought my Nikon d50+18-55mm kit lens. I'm thinking of keeping the lens for a while then selling it and buying a Sigma 70-300mm DG APO & The Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 prime lens.
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I just bought my Nikon d50+18-55mm kit lens. I'm thinking of keeping the lens for a while then selling it and buying a Sigma 70-300mm DG APO & The Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 prime lens.
Is there a particular reason you're stuck on the Sigma 70-300?
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Is there a particular reason you're stuck on the Sigma 70-300?
Well I love shooting macro photos and I do enjoy landscapes as well as skateboarding. The Sigma has zoom and macro which is good for landscapes/macro - close ups? People said the 50mm is fast...? So I could use that for skateboarding. My d50 only goes up to 1/4000th.

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whoa whoa whoa....

Break a second....

when we say a lens is fast, we mean the aperture, or the amount of light it lets in. Its like the pupil of you eye.

the lower the number the bigger the aperture, the "faster the lens"

your 18-55 is the 3.5-5.6 right?

and the 50mm is 1.8 so it can let in more light quicker than the 3.5 of your lens.

your d50's shutter will only do 1/4000 of a second no matter which lens you have on there, but you will rarely use it that fast, even for skate.

you may want to go read up and get an idea of how this new camera of yours works
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Well I love shooting macro photos and I do enjoy landscapes as well as skateboarding. The Sigma has zoom and macro which is good for landscapes/macro - close ups? ...
The Tamron 70-300 Di LD does all of that, does it better, and it's cheaper.

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro APO (Tested)
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 AF (Tested)

And, yeah, when people say a lens is fast, they mean it has a large aperture, which allows you to use a faster shutter speed. The lens doesn't actually increase the shutter speed drectly. And, in fact, the 50/1.8 isn't particularly fast to focus, and its large aperture means shallower depths of field, which makes accurate focus more important. While it is excellent for low light photography, I don't think it will serve your action photography the way you think it will.
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