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Old Jun 22, 2010, 9:45 PM   #11
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The S-1500 is no speed burner that is worth much note. You will most probably break loose with the D-50.

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Old Jun 23, 2010, 1:06 AM   #12
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Uhm, I didn't quite follow that... Please explain.
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 2:29 AM   #13
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[QUOTE=NoFlashPhotography;1110316] I also need to know what would be the best multi-purpose lens? DX 18-55mm VR?
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Nikon D50 is a very nice camera ... I know people will always say that there is a better camera to buy (they are correct) but at $150, and if it has only done 6000 actuations, it is a fantastic deal.
18-55mm VR is a good general purpose lens but if I was on a budget and had to buy only 1 lens, than I would go with Nikon 50mm f/1.8
I know it does not have VR or the versatility of a zoom lens but 50mm f/1.8 can do magic which no budget VR lens can.
But if you can, buy both (i.e. 18-55 VR & 50mm F/1.8), it will give you versatility and great optics at an affordable price.
About a year ago I had sold my Nikon 18-55 VR lens (which came as a kit lens with D90) for $83 ... so you might even be able to get a good deal on a used 18-55 VR lens from other forum members, ebay etc.
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Yeah because he only used it for a little while because he got a new body I think a d90 just a few months after.
The D50 was sold until 11/06. The D90 came out 8/08. That's 21 months. If he got the D90 "just a few months after" he got the D50, from whom did he get the D50? Did he buy it used? Is the D50 a third-hand camera?

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The D50 was sold until 11/06. The D90 came out 8/08. That's 21 months. If he got the D90 "just a few months after" he got the D50, from whom did he get the D50? Did he buy it used? Is the D50 a third-hand camera?

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Sorry I said "I think" he got a d90 body but correction. He bought a d80 body which came out in 06 and the d50 in 05. So a few months could of meant 10.
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I also need to know what would be the best multi-purpose lens? DX 18-55mm VR?
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Nikon D50 is a very nice camera ... I know people will always say that there is a better camera to buy (they are correct) but at $150, and if it has only done 6000 actuations, it is a fantastic deal.
18-55mm VR is a good general purpose lens but if I was on a budget and had to buy only 1 lens, than I would go with Nikon 50mm f/1.8
I know it does not have VR or the versatility of a zoom lens but 50mm f/1.8 can do magic which no budget VR lens can.
But if you can, buy both (i.e. 18-55 VR & 50mm F/1.8), it will give you versatility and great optics at an affordable price.
About a year ago I had sold my Nikon 18-55 VR lens (which came as a kit lens with D90) for $83 ... so you might even be able to get a good deal on a used 18-55 VR lens from other forum members, ebay etc.
Well I mostly photograph skateboarding and close ups. Well actually I only photograph close ups and I film skateboarding but after I get my d50 I'd like to start photographing skateboarding too. Is the 50mm f/1.8 a good enough lens for that? I mean f1.8 is extremely shallow DOF. It doesn't change at all?
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It doesn't change at all?
I didn't understand your question ... can you elaborate?
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I had a D50 and while it was a very good camera, the biggest weakness it had, and my reason for replacing it 9 months later, was it was not a very good action camera. You mention shooting skateboarding, and I don't think the D50 (or even D40, D40x) are best suited for that type of shooting. Also, the 50 f1.8 lens, is probably a little short for shooting skateboarding (you'll have to get pretty close to fill the frame with the subject).
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I didn't understand your question ... can you elaborate?
I didn't mean aperture, thats what it sounded like. I meant the zoom doesn't change lol and of course it doesn't.
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I had a D50 and while it was a very good camera, the biggest weakness it had, and my reason for replacing it 9 months later, was it was not a very good action camera. You mention shooting skateboarding, and I don't think the D50 (or even D40, D40x) are best suited for that type of shooting. Also, the 50 f1.8 lens, is probably a little short for shooting skateboarding (you'll have to get pretty close to fill the frame with the subject).
Thanks for your input.
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