A&P best place to buy a d50?

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  1. jimmybuffett

    jimmybuffett New Member

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    im going to buy a camera soon. i want a nikon slr. money is an object so i figured id get a d50. is this an ok first camera? what will i need to buy along with the camera itself?

    thanks in advance for the help
     
  2. mobbarley

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    D50 is great. You will probably need a bag, memory card, tripod & card reader (optional).

    If you have money left over, looking at buying a the camera body only & getting a better lens
     
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    Phlea OT Supporter

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    Memory cards, these are cheap now. Check techbargains.com or the Sunday paper ads if you want to buy local. If you get less that a 4 gig card buy a couple, especially if you plan to shoot RAW.

    A spare battery is always nice, and the remote available for the d50/70 is a bargain at it's current asking price.

    That covers the basics, you will likely want to add a decent bag, a tripod, and of course lenses. The sb800 flash unit is really nice used in combination with the built in flash.

    Try Amazon first then look to beat their price.
     
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    D50 is a great first digital SLR. For $95, get the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens. Best bang for the buck, but it's got the poor man's zoom (walking up to and away from the thing you're taking a picture of). The Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5, otherwise known as the D70 kit lens, is good stuff too for pretty cheap.

    Camera, lens, and memory card are all you need for a while. Maybe a tripod.
     

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