View Full Version : Nikon D50
01-06-2010, 05:29 PM
Can anyone give me any info on this camera? Comes with the kit lens, a 28 - 200mm tamron , carrying bag, 2 batteries, battery charger and a 1GB card for $550. The reviews can be a bit confusing as a lot of technical mumbo jumbo is used.
Is this a decent price for all of this?
I would love to hear from any D50 users as well.
I know this contravenes my other thread about not wanting to buy an entry level. However, I just want to make a decent choice.
Thanks in advance for any help and advice.
01-06-2010, 07:14 PM
Johhny, if you google D50 REVIEWS you will get so much info, your nose will start to bleed... lol.
I suggest you start with that.
01-07-2010, 02:41 AM
Thanks jeryph. As I mentioned in my thread. The reviews can be confusing with the technical mumbo jumbo...and yes nose bleeds and migranes lol. I think with what I have gathered from the reviews and some personal experiences I should be in good shape. I can actually get this whole set up for $475. I talked to a guy from a photo shop tonight and he said jump on it. There D-50's used(body only)start at $399. SO for the extra $75 I get 2 fairly decent lenses a bad and an extra battery.
01-07-2010, 11:43 AM
Most if not all of that technical stuff are all things that you need to know and understand to make an informed decision.
Look at it as a chance to learn a little more about your chosen hobby.
As a general rule, though, I never purchase kit lenses. They are cheap for a reason... low quality. Lenses are the main reason a camera gives you good results or not.
Another thing is that the D50 doesn't have an internal focus motor built into the camera. They did this to save money, but for the uninformed person, that means that a lot of the good lenses will not autofocus. A perfect example is the Nikon 50mm F/1.8 prime lens. On a D90 and up camera, this lens is great. On a D50, it works but, just will not autofocus because there is no autofocus motor in the camera and none in that lens, and that is a huge PITA.
See why I tell you to get informed? Knowledge is power.
01-08-2010, 08:09 PM
Thanks for your info Jerry. This is what i'm getting at. You have spoken more layman than the review sites have. These reviewers should remember...When reviewing entry level products...Talk entry level language to the customer.
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