I have owned my D50 for only a short time now and am really thrilled with it but. I was in my local camera store and the assistant persuaded me to pick up a D200. WOW!!! what a camera, I am now seriously contemplating going into debt for one. Am I mad? will it improve my photography? will I be happier with it? is it worth the extra £1000? Anyone else getting the desire for the D200?
#1. "RE: I can't believe it!!!!" In response to Reply # 0
Well thats a very subjective question. Will it make you a better photographer? Probaly not. Do you need the extras on the D200? well only you can answer that. I am learning the ropes of DSLR with my D50 and will purchase the D200 for several different reasons this coming summer when I visit my family in the states. I will keep the D50 as a dedicated body to my indoor prime lens and use the D200 outdoors.
I would not recommend going into debt to buy a camera. Wait, save and buy it later when you have had time to think about it. Until then keep snapping and learning with the D50. That way you will appreciate the D200 even more.
#4. "RE: I can't believe it!!!!" In response to Reply # 3
I bought my D50 about 3 monthes ago. I use it with a sigma EX DC HSM 30mm 1:1:4D and almost entirely for shooting three kids under the age of five. Candids and portraits. Light sensitivity is almost 8x that of the kit lens so I hardly ever use my SB 600. Pictures are sharp and with natural light. Selling the D50 is not an option because you get next to nothing for it. When I venture outdoors the D200 with its sealed seams, quick sets for ISO, WB and Image size plus the high torque AF is going to be very nice for me. The 30mm although a prime is not ideal for me outdoors. Therefore having the D50 with the prime always ready for those indoor shots of the kids will suit me perfectly. When I go outside the D200 with the 18-200 VR and 12-24 will be great. Plus the mrs can take shots of the kids at home when I am out shooting. Also I get the added bonus of already having two EN-EL3a batteries exchanged for two EN-EL3e that fit both the D50 and D200 (but not the other way around)Flashs and lenses work on both also.The WiFi and batterygrip for the D200 are nice bonuses also.
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