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View Poll Results: My top picks are:
Olympus E-330 3 4.55%
Olympus E-500 9 13.64%
Nikon D50 15 22.73%
Nikon D70s 3 4.55%
Canon Rebel XT 9 13.64%
Canon 20D 11 16.67%
Pentax *ist DL2 5 7.58%
Waiting for Panasonic's DSLR 2 3.03%
Waiting for new announcments this month 6 9.09%
Haven't decided yet !? 3 4.55%
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Old Feb 21, 2006, 4:45 PM   #151
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Does the Nikon D50 has a battery grip ?
No. In the entry level Nikon DSLR lineup, you'd need to go with a D70s to have an optional battery grip.


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Old Feb 21, 2006, 4:48 PM   #152
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Does anybody know how many photos can be taken (on average) on the Nikon D50 with the supplied battery ? (Says 2000 photos but I am skeptical)
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Old Feb 21, 2006, 4:51 PM   #153
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I've decided that the best deal for me will probably be:

Nikon D50 + 18-55mm Kit lens + Nikon 50mm 1.8D II

What do you say ?

What SD card would you suggest to fit in ?


( Will I'll be a Nikonian? Time will tell )
Didn't you decide what would be best 5 days ago, 4 pages back in this thread?

I don't mind helping out with answering some questions that may help someone decide on a camera choice.

But, I don't want it to turn into a full time job, answering just one member's questions, either. ;-)

Try doing some research, use the search feature, read threads about the subjects you're interested in, use Google, etc.



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Old Feb 21, 2006, 4:52 PM   #154
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Old Feb 21, 2006, 4:53 PM   #155
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I'll research and come back soon ... thanks !
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Old Feb 21, 2006, 5:10 PM   #156
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Does anybody know how many photos can be taken (on average) on the Nikon D50 with the supplied battery ? (Says 2000 photos but I am skeptical)
I have to recharge about once a month, and take about 100-200 shots per week. I use the LCD extensively, and also directly connect the camera to my computer to download pics.
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Old Feb 21, 2006, 5:15 PM   #157
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We discussed battery life days ago in this thread (see page 3). IOW, we're starting to go around in circles.

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What about battery life of the leading manufacturers, do them all performs great ? Is it a real issue when deciding which camera to buy ? -- note: I intend to shoot alot
You're asking questions faster than we can respond. LOL

Read the conclusion sections in the reviews for typical battery life from cameras reviewed. You'll see a brief discussion of it there. The conclusion section (last page before samples) is also where you'll find the "meat" of the review (impressions on menus, ergonomics, AF speed/accuracy, image quality indoors and outdoors, etc.).

YMMV since flash use, playback of photos with the LCD, use of menus to change settings requiring the LCD, etc., all drain the battery more than shooting would alone.

But, battery life is very good from all of the entry level DSLR models. Always buy a spare(s), though.
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P.S.

From the D50 review conclusion section (where I let you know you'd find battery life for cameras reviewed here discussed):

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The D50 packs a powerful 1400 mAH EN-EL3 battery; it had plenty of remaining capacity after capturing nearly 700 test shots, including extensive use of the LCD to explore and test the menu system.
Again, YMMV since flash use and lcd use will impact battery life.


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Is there any telesopic Tripod that is easy to carry around ? Which brand you preffer ?
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Try reading through some of the threads in the Tripods and Heads Forum

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