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Old 09-11-2007, 20:53   #2
entwisi
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Re: D50

There is little between the D50 and teh 350D Canon(Both are effectively 18 montsh to 2 years old models so are now quite cheap). There is generally two main camps. The Nikon and Canon users. You need to consider that whatever you choose to buy into now will probably be your upgrade path for many years to come. The Camera body may come and go but once you have invested in either Nikon or Canon lenses you will tend to stay with that make.

I have Canon 400D and love it. One of the things I specifcally like is that I can easily mount a lot of cheaper old glass by means of a Canon EOS to M42 adaptor. These even come with a AF conf chip so i whilst I have to turn the ring myself the camera tells me which zones are in focus. I have M42 lenses from respected Russian lens manufacturers like MIR and Jupiter. I also have Carl Zeiss Lenses and Chinon whisch are optically stunning. In fast primes I can go from 37MM to 300MM. I think my whole lens portfolio stands me at just over £120. Have a look at how much a basic 75-300 f4.5 zoom costs and you start to get the idea.

The investment in lenses etc is probably far more costly than the original purchase cost of the camera so choose carefully.

Whichever you choose make sure you also invest time and effort in learning how to use it properly. Understanding Exposure Amazon.com: Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera (Updated Edition): Books: Bryan Peterson is a very well respected book.

I'm sure Kipax will also be along shortly to add his views as well as Stanleys official photographer.

I've started a photo wiki to dump ideas, info and hints/tips that I find. Feel free to read/comment/pull to pieces if you so desire

http://entwisi.110.mb.com/photo-wiki/
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