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MarkS Registered since 26th Nov 2005
Sat 26-Nov-05 02:56 PM

I am considering a D50 purchase.

I currently use a minolta slr with a 70-200 zoom and a 50 mm fixed lens.

I am very much an amateur, although I understand the basics of photography. I own a Sony digital pas and experiment a bit with photoshop elements.

I like the D50, but I am afraid the 18-55 mm kit lens will be limiting for all around use (mostly family photos, I am afraid I will want more telephoto to fill the frame).

The 55-200 zoom would fill the void, but switching lens seems like something you dont' want to do often with dslr's because of dust (is that true?)

The 18-70 Nikon zoom seems like a much better all around lens choice- why isn't that offered in a D50 package?

I would appreciate any reccomendations - buy the D50 body and 18-70 lens separately, buy the D70 package with the 18-70 lens?, buy the D50 package with the 18-55 lens and the 55-200 (switching leneses isn't that big a deal?) other?

I appreciate any experiences/ insight you can offer.