hello jim , like you i love film , in common we both have the fm2n and fm3a . but last night i went out and bought a d50 with the kit 18-55 lens. now my question is ,, why have you got the d50 ?? we both have a reason and i just wondered what yours was . my reason will follow .
Good morning. I almost always shoot slide film and real BW but I really wanted something for snapshots. I also had lots of complaints from the grandparents that all the other grandparents get emails of pictures and even though I have a scanner I am not very good at it.
So when the D50 cameout it seemed like the perfect solution, similar to my N80, supposedly has the best out of camera picture and requires the least amount of PP, and most of all it was cheap by DSLR standards without feeling cheap.
I find I use it now whenever I would use print film, the film Nikons are for B&W and slide film which is 70% of the time. Plus occasionaly I get people who want me to do some parties and reunion type stuff so I use the D50 for the casual walk around shots, the FM3a with B&W and the N80 with some good portrait film(Portra/NPH etc) for the posed shots.
Plus I needed something to take pictures of my film Nikons Jim
hello Jim , thanks for the reply ,, i asked the question in the first place because ive read your posts in the mf forum and also noticed you in this one as well , and its like hey he's done what i'm thinking of doing , like you i have an (fm2n? )and an fm3a and love them both ,and for something like 98% of the time i have either hp5 or to a lesser extent fp4 in them i dont think ive put more than a dozen rolls of colour through them since ive had them (six years for the fm2 and about three for the three )so for some colour pics the d50 seems a way i can pick and choose what to have printed instead of taking 36 exp's and only putting two or three in the album. thats around 3 pounds for a film and six to dev and print / it works out fairly expensive for just a handfull of photos , not only that my kids are getting older now 18,,16,,and 14 and its not easy getting them to :pose: for pics so a colour film would sit in the camera for months. also another reason was from time to time ( not so much recently ) i have submitted pictures to our local newspaper in print form which they have scanned and included in the next edition but the quality has been pretty poor and ive decided to try and get a few more of my photos in there and this has got to be the best way to do it ( deadline is 11.00 am tuesday morning so if i do anything over the weekend its a bit of a rush to get them there in time )so like you i will still use a proper camera for my main enjoyment and pleasure and a cheap (ish) digital for the snapshots . cheers Jim all the best Andy........