A&P Nikon D50 worth it?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by OakleyTodd, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. OakleyTodd

    OakleyTodd New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    2,160
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Here is the info:

    Used Nikon D50 camera with 28-80/3.5-5.6G lens, free 2gb SD card,
    all documents, accessories are included, and unfilled lens 5 year warranty card.

    Camera in good working condition, and lens is in mint condition( I did not use this lens at all)

    Its the 'kit' from Nikon. I can pick it up for $400. Basically want to know if this is a good entry level dslr camera. I want to do mostly night shots, and also airshow pictures which will require the ability to take pictures in rapid succession.

    Thank everyone.
     
  2. tenxia

    tenxia OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Messages:
    45,980
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    TX
    Yeah that's fine imo. Get a prime, get a good zoom. i think u'll be ok.
     
  3. ftslogger

    ftslogger OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Messages:
    6,573
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    CLT
    The D50 only does 2.5 Frames per Second, and that is with Noise Reduction off. It is a bit slower if you have NR on. ISO1600 is pretty clean noise wise, probably the best of the lot before the release of the D3 and D300. I have one, and used it extensively. You'll like the camera, but you will probably need a better lens and a sturdy tripod. I highly recommend that you get the 50 f/1.8 and learn how to control Depth of Field, and the Rule of Thirds.
     
  4. OakleyTodd

    OakleyTodd New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    2,160
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Thanks. I will have to google "prime" to see what you mean!
     
  5. ftslogger

    ftslogger OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Messages:
    6,573
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    CLT
    Prime refers to fixed focal lengths. 50mm f/1.8, 35mm f/2, 200mm f/2.

    You can't zoom with a prime lens. You have to use your feet to zoom in and out. Generally speaking, primes are better optically, because the internals do not move.
     
  6. yonson

    yonson OT sux... OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Messages:
    26,636
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Motor City...
    I :love: my D50, the main reason I don't use it more is cause my D2H will do 8 FPS :)
     
  7. tenxia

    tenxia OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Messages:
    45,980
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    TX
    what kind of night pics are you taking?
     
  8. BluSpecs

    BluSpecs New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    0
    +1 for the d50 its an excellent starter camera
     
  9. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    33,675
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    d50 is my first dslr - i love it.
     
  10. Gromer

    Gromer Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K!

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2001
    Messages:
    72,573
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I LOVE my D50 :bowdown:
     
  11. OakleyTodd

    OakleyTodd New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    2,160
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Will mainly be at Disneyland. So Fireworks, castle.... Should be intresting.

    By the way, the guy with the D50 never called me back, so today I went and picked up a D70 for $450 instead!

    Its the kit with the 18-70 lens, 2 batteries, and a 4gb CF card. The guy that I bought it from is a photog nut. The camera was in its original box with everything in tact. Im up to page 40 in the manual. Gonna be fun using it outside once the rain passes!
     
  12. OakleyTodd

    OakleyTodd New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    2,160
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Makes sense.
     
  13. Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    52,499
    Likes Received:
    63
    Location:
    North County
    sure, apparently it focuses better than the D200 :ugh:
     

Share This Page