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DanD50 Registered since 22nd Nov 2005Tue 22-Nov-05 06:43 PM
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"My D50 is on it's way"



          

I just ordered the D50 package from bugdig.com. $669.00 and it includes a 256 mb card. I will let everyone know if it arrives in one piece. They shipped it out the same day that I put the order through so I should have it soon.

Any advice for someone new to the SLR world.

Basic stuff like how to hold the camera, how to change the lens, how to store and clean the equipment, etc...?

Thanks!

  

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bernie76 Basic MemberTue 22-Nov-05 07:16 PM
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San Diego, US
          

Congrats DanD50. (I like your screen name!)

Now you can start looking at those telephoto and wide angle lens, filters, tripods and heads, flash units, bags, larger SD cards, photo expedition trips, software, printers.....

And you thought you got a bargin at $699. That's just the down payment!....

Seriously, you will love the D50.

Cheers,

Scott

Scott

Some people are like slinky toys, not
really good for anything, but still bring
a smile to your face when you push
them down a flight of stairs....

  

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bernie76 Basic MemberTue 22-Nov-05 07:19 PM
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San Diego, US
          

DanD50,

One more thing. Get the book: "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson" A great place to start.

Scott

Scott

Some people are like slinky toys, not
really good for anything, but still bring
a smile to your face when you push
them down a flight of stairs....

  

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henlin Basic MemberTue 22-Nov-05 09:29 PM
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>One more thing. Get the book: "Understanding Exposure" by
>Bryan Peterson" A great place to start.
>

Hi DanD50,

Welcome to Nikonians!

I second the recommendation for Bryan Peterson's book--for the beginner/intermediate photographer, it's a very useful and readable resource with many pictures that illustrate the methods. I found it to be more useful than the Ntl Geographic Guide to Photography.

You might also want to look at the Guides, How to, Tips&Tricks section here on Nikonians.

I agree with Scott--NAS is very addictive!

-Henry

-Henry

  

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paizhao Basic MemberTue 22-Nov-05 09:27 PM
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CA
          

Congrats on your new camera. You'll have lots of fun. Here are some things to consider (take them with a grain of salt as I'm still new):

- get a Giottos rocket blower for cleaning
- do not use compressed air to clean the sensor
- change the lens with the camera pointing downwards
- put your left hand under the lens instead of over
- when shooting hand held, keep your elbows tucked to the body or prop yourself against something solid
- shoot RAW if you have the patience and software (Nikon Capture or Photoshop CS2) for post processing
- learn how to take advantage of different aperture and shutter speed settings
- learn the recommended method for determining the minimum shutter speed for a particular focal length to reduce the chance of capturing camera shakes (especially important when using long zoom)
- read the manual
- keep learning (books, online forums, courses)
- start saving your money for future lenses and accessories



--
Ed
http://paizhao.everythingec.com

  

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bhola Registered since 29th Oct 2005Wed 23-Nov-05 04:40 AM
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Chandler, US
          

>Congrats on your new camera. You'll have lots of fun. Here
>are some things to consider (take them with a grain of salt
>as I'm still new):
>
>- get a Giottos rocket blower for cleaning
>- do not use compressed air to clean the sensor
>- change the lens with the camera pointing downwards
>- put your left hand under the lens instead of over
>- when shooting hand held, keep your elbows tucked to the
>body or prop yourself against something solid
>- shoot RAW if you have the patience and software (Nikon
>Capture or Photoshop CS2) for post processing
>- learn how to take advantage of different aperture and
>shutter speed settings
>- learn the recommended method for determining the minimum
>shutter speed for a particular focal length to reduce the
>chance of capturing camera shakes (especially important when
>using long zoom)
>- read the manual
>- keep learning (books, online forums, courses)
>- start saving your money for future lenses and accessories

Very well said- you are going to need some money to buy bigger SD memory as your 256 will run out soon.

  

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DanD50 Registered since 22nd Nov 2005Mon 28-Nov-05 03:14 PM
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I just wanted to let everyone know that my D50 just arrived. $669.00 was the kit price that I paid from Buydig and it was indeed brand new sealed with the USA warranty. I do not have to send my battery in under warranty because it is not one of the ones that falls under the recal and the camera came with a 128 mb card.

So far it has been a blast to take pictures with. I would recommend the camera and Buydig. They shipped it out same day and the camera was to UT in just over a week.

  

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bhola Registered since 29th Oct 2005Tue 29-Nov-05 05:38 AM
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Chandler, US
          

Glad to hear you like D50- Enjoy! -B

  

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