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nikon d50 special offer - ends 30/7/06 do i invest?!

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11. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 10y

Well, the D50 is a very good camera. You really cannot go wrong with getting it (and the same goes for pretty much any other DSLR camera). So if you see any review telling you not to get it, it's either a review aimed at professionals who're looking for completely different things in a camera than you would, or a review by someone who doesn't know what he's talking about.
Of course, all different cameras have strong points and weak points, and reviewers love to compare these to each other and make a big deal out of them. But unless you *know* that any of these points in particular will be a big deal to you personally, I can virtually guarantee that they won't be. Yes, with a year or two experience behind you, you might find yourself wishing that your camera did this one little thing that it doesn't, or could get just a bit more performance when performing under these specific circumstances. That's when you upgrade to the next model. But in the meantime you'll have been taking absolutely awesome pictures of an absolutely awesome trip with an absolutely awesome camera, the purchase of which you'll never regret.

12. Posted by Anzxio (Budding Member 69 posts) 10y

Personally i'd go for a 350D :) Kit wise you'd be looking at about £480 and a 1gb card is £25 (Sandisk Ultra 2 CF).

Just think about whether you really want an SLR though. As when you buy an SLR you have to remember that there are many additional costs that you will be very likely to incur. For example, extra lenses, such as a Canon 75-300mm (£150 or so), filters, a bag to carry it in, battery grip as it makes it much easier to handle, etc... ;) It's also physically a lot bigger, and heavier, so you have much more to carry around with you.

The best idea is to work out what you want from a camera and go from there. Oh and once you have a short list go to Jessops or somewhere like that and hold them and have a go (though never hold something that you can't afford, as that is NOT good for your bank balance!).

13. Posted by jazzid (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

I'm Nikon user for several years and my opinion that Nikon always stcked with all aspects of image making yet rival Canon makes copy machines, faxes, printers, videocams... As ordinary FMCG company. Those who knows everything are genius or _____ . BTW Nikon made lenses for Canon a while ago. Actually this is not the point.

I've heard from Nikon users Kingston cards someimes causing probs as denial of service. And the worst thing about it- never predictable. I've been in this situation once too. Cam just shows card error. Formatting helps :):):):):):):)

Starter kit of D50 is MUCH better than Canon 350D as you have to put your little finger somewhere at cam body. Even young ladies with slim fingers claims on tiny 350D body grip.

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