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A Nikon D50, A Good Choice?

Sun Oct 02, 2005 2:28 am

Hi all,
I'm new in the world of aviation photography with DSLR's and I''m considering to buy a Nikon D50, a new model, with the standard kit lens and an additional lens, in the range of 55-200mm. My budget is about 1000 euro, about $1200,-.
The kit with 18-55 lens is already about 750 euro in the Netherlands ( in a professional store). What do you think of the Nikon D50 and what kind of lens should I use? Any advise?
Thanks in advance
Yours, Paul the Netherlands
 
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RE: A Nikon D50, A Good Choice?

Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:44 pm

Which kit lens is supplied with the D50?

My personal recommendation would be to go for the D70 if you can find anyone still selling it (as opposed to the D70S). The D70 is a much better camera than the D70, so if you can find the extra money it will be worth it.

The step from D70 to D70S is pretty small, and most of the features can be applied with a firmware upgrade to the D70.
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RE: A Nikon D50, A Good Choice?

Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:51 pm

The kit lens is a Nikon DX AF-S 18-55mm ED, I understood, this lens is much better than the kitlens provided with the canon's.
 
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RE: A Nikon D50, A Good Choice?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:24 am

Are you sure it's not the 18-70mm AF-S DX? That's the standard kit lens with the D70. It is a pretty decent lens.
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RE: A Nikon D50, A Good Choice?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:03 am

No, it's the one mentioned above:

Quoting Paulvanbo (Reply 2):
The kit lens is a Nikon DX AF-S 18-55mm ED

. Is that a decent lens?
 
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RE: A Nikon D50, A Good Choice?

Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:38 pm

Nikon [as well as Canon] is always a good choice.
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RE: A Nikon D50, A Good Choice?

Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:18 am

Paul,

I have a Nikon D50, and I am very happy with it. I have the Nikon 18-55mm lens and a Tokina 80-400mm lens. The D50 gets the job done, and it's a good value at its price. I find having the range of 18mm to 400mm very good for aviation photography because you can get right below the planes and get them all and still fill a frame from a ways away. hope this helps.

-Andrew

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