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Stylerod Registered since 13th Apr 2006Fri 26-May-06 02:06 PM
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"Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"


High Point, US
          

Probably like most of you, I chose and bought the D50 because the reviews said the D50 was the best entry level DSLR money could buy. I have wanted a DSLR for years and when our ole reliable point-and-shoot digital started having problems I knew this was the time to get one. So I researched and pretty much found that for the money (and even a few hundred more) there was not a better camera to be had. I struggled for weeks to decide the best combo to get without spending a ton. So I got the D50 with the kit lens and the 70-300mm G lens. I figured that would last me at least a year before I was wanting for anything else.

Oh my, how wrong I was…

Just a mere 5 weeks and 3000 photos later I am looking at other lens prices daily on the internet. I have already purchased the Nikon SB-600 flash knowing I needed a little extra power in that department. Then, of course, I had to get some nice Hoya filters for each of my lenses. And now I am seriously looking at that damned 18-200VR lens. She is calling to me like a Siren in Greek mythology. I say to myself, “No! You don’t need it! That thing was more then your whole camera!” But then another part of me says “Yeah, but you can be a one lens man! Think of the low light picture quality! And aren’t you going to Germany in a few weeks with your son? Well, this will make things so much better for picture taking!!!” This "budget" camera is costing me a fortune.



I’m addicted. Send help…

  

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jacsr Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Apr 2006Fri 26-May-06 02:48 PM
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Texas City, US
          

Stylerod,

It is unfortunate but you have caught the dreaded NAS disease that seems to infect all Nikon owners within weeks of a new camera purchase. I was infected last December and have yet to get over it, little less find an effective cure.

I like you researched the options and opted for the D50 and the 18-55, 55-200 kit along with the SB-600 and a SD card. Several months passed and I was happy with the camera and lens combo. Then while on a cruise I realized I needed a better lens for low light, changing lenses was a bit inconvenient and the backpack was not helping things either. So as soon as I got back I ordered the 50mm f/1.8 and The Lowepro Slingshot 200 bag for better access.

The changing lens issues had me really considering the 18-200 VR but I told myself there was no way I was going to pay $1k for it and anyway it was out of stock 98% of the time. I figured I had finally gotten over the illness, was I ever wrong. B&H had them in stock last month and the dreaded NAS hit me hard and I was FORCED to place the order. I bought it specifically for a trip to Italy I will be taking in a couple of weeks. I have to admit it is a GREAT lens, 18-200 all in one package and VR really does make a big difference.

I think you will find that most on this site are seriously infected and really would rather not be cured. Of course our wallets and wives would strongly disagree.

Welcome to the site, have fun with your new D50, it really is a great camera and a lot of fun to use.

Joe

  

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Stylerod Registered since 13th Apr 2006Fri 26-May-06 07:35 PM
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#3. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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High Point, US
          

> Stylerod,
>
>It is unfortunate but you have caught the dreaded NAS
>disease that seems to infect all Nikon owners within weeks
>of a new camera purchase. I was infected last December and
>have yet to get over it, little less find an effective cure.
>
>I like you researched the options and opted for the D50 and
>the 18-55, 55-200 kit along with the SB-600 and a SD card.
>Several months passed and I was happy with the camera and
>lens combo. Then while on a cruise I realized I needed a
>better lens for low light, changing lenses was a bit
>inconvenient and the backpack was not helping things either.
>So as soon as I got back I ordered the 50mm f/1.8 and The
>Lowepro Slingshot 200 bag for better access.
>
>The changing lens issues had me really considering the
>18-200 VR but I told myself there was no way I was going to
>pay $1k for it and anyway it was out of stock 98% of the
>time. I figured I had finally gotten over the illness, was I
>ever wrong. B&H had them in stock last month and the dreaded
>NAS hit me hard and I was FORCED to place the order. I
>bought it specifically for a trip to Italy I will be taking
>in a couple of weeks. I have to admit it is a GREAT lens,
>18-200 all in one package and VR really does make a big
>difference.
>
>I think you will find that most on this site are seriously
>infected and really would rather not be cured. Of course our
>wallets and wives would strongly disagree.
>
>Welcome to the site, have fun with your new D50, it really
>is a great camera and a lot of fun to use.
>
>Joe
>


You're not helping with my irrational need for that 18-200VR!

And I just came back from Ritz Camera with a new camera strap. I’m happy to have escaped that one for under $20



  

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jacsr Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Apr 2006Sat 27-May-06 02:03 AM
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#4. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Texas City, US
          

>You're not helping with my irrational need for that
>18-200VR!

Oh! Did I fail to mention that it is highly contagious and easily passed from person to person?

  

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Guitarmaniac Registered since 02nd Dec 2005Fri 26-May-06 02:51 PM
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#2. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
In response to Reply # 0


US
          

>Probably like most of you, I chose and bought the D50
>because the reviews said the D50 was the best entry level
>DSLR money could buy. I have wanted a DSLR for years and
>when our ole reliable point-and-shoot digital started having
>problems I knew this was the time to get one. So I
>researched and pretty much found that for the money (and
>even a few hundred more) there was not a better camera to be
>had. I struggled for weeks to decide the best combo to get
>without spending a ton. So I got the D50 with the kit lens
>and the 70-300mm G lens. I figured that would last me at
>least a year before I was wanting for anything else.
>
>Oh my, how wrong I was…
>
>Just a mere 5 weeks and 3000 photos later I am looking at
>other lens prices daily on the internet. I have already
>purchased the Nikon SB-600 flash knowing I needed a little
>extra power in that department. Then, of course, I had to
>get some nice Hoya filters for each of my lenses. And now I
>am seriously looking at that damned 18-200VR lens. She is
>calling to me like a Siren in Greek mythology. I say to
>myself, “No! You don’t need it! That thing was more then
>your whole camera!” But then another part of me says “Yeah,
>but you can be a one lens man! Think of the low light
>picture quality! And aren’t you going to Germany in a few
>weeks with your son? Well, this will make things so much
>better for picture taking!!!” This "budget" camera is
>costing me a fortune.
>
>
>
>I’m addicted. Send help…



I can cure you of this affliction very quickly, just send me the camera and all of your lenses and accessories. and we will call it tough love cold turkey intervention

Paul

  

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James23p Moderator Awarded for his wide variety of skills, a true generalist both in film and digital photography Nikonian since 25th Apr 2004Wed 16-Jan-08 02:16 PM
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#37. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Ha you my friend are caught I have just ordered a Nikkor 300mm f4 AF-S ED(big glass) and now I am saving for the 12-24mm AF-S ED very wide. After that the 18-200 might come to play and I will give my kit lens to my daughter for her D50. Oh did I mention I have already gotten the SB-600 and 50 1.8D! Then after all this glass is in my hands then maybe a D200. Oh and if that isn't enough look at my MF family. This can be very addictive, but I do tend to buy my glass used if i can, you can get great deals on like new glass if you are patient as people decide its not what they wanted or a newer model came out. Jim

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garyac12 Registered since 05th Dec 2005Sat 27-May-06 08:40 PM
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#5. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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San Francsico, US
          

Such is life and equipment.

I do agree that as a "one lens" travel setup, it is a great lens, and reduces the size and weight of your travel kit. But like the saying jack of all trades...master of none, it has it's weakpoints. It's a great general purpose lens, but like a GP doctor the limitations come when you need specialists. VR helps in low light but it only compensates for YOUR motion, not the subjects motion. For that you need FAST glass like the 80-200/2.8 or the 70-200/2.8VR, or fast primes like the 50/1.8 and 85/1.8. VR takes about second or so to stabilize, so may not be well suited for fast action, like kids at a party.

If I were starting out all over, I would get the 18-200VR, for convenience. But now that I have my gear, it isn't cost effective to change. In your case, you only have ONE lens that you replace, vs my 3 lenes, so there is less $ impact.

Final comment, the 18-200VR is in high demand right now, so you won't see any discounting. In fact there are many places charging a premium. Once Nikon gets the HUGE demand for this lens satisfied, I would bet the price will drop.

Gary

  

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kgendron12 Registered since 18th Jan 2006Sun 28-May-06 06:31 PM
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Burlington, US
          

If I were doing the kind of traveling like I did 8-15 years ago (I worked for a travel company and would go away 5 or 6 times a year throughout the world) I would no doubt find a way to buy the 18-200. It is quite possibly the perfect travel lens. Now priorities have changed. In the last 6 years we've only traveled 3 times (honeymoon cruise and Disney twice). We are doing Disney again in 2 weeks for a long weekend, but other than that I spend my time taking pictures of the kids, family functions and will also take a day here and there for personal photo day. I'll pick a location and go photo hunting. With that I'm finding that my needs tend more towards the SB-600 and a few fast prime lenses, ie: 50mm 1.8, 85mm 1.8 and maybe the sigma 28mm 1.8. I currently have the Nikkor 18-70 and also a Quantaray 70-300. I've always had 2 zoom lenses going back to the late 80's with my N6006. So I haven't missed having that perfect superzoom. For now I will live vicariously though others 18-200 superzoom. BTW, on the Disney photo forums this lens is refered to as THE perfect walk around lens.

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EmmaJ Registered since 25th May 2006Sun 28-May-06 07:04 PM
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US
          

I haevnt even bought the D50 yet ( waiting on a check) and im freaking out already on what to buy as a beginner and then I read about all the new lenses and how people quickly upgeade from their original kits.

UGh, typical I couldnt have picked something less expensive to become obsessed over!

I take notes on every posts and I think i have 5 lenses i need to look at and then im thinking filterS? Flashes? Uh OH.. I better win the lottery.. like NOW~!

  

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#8. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Brooklyn, US
          

i bought the single lens kit (and actually regret it, i didn't care for the 18-55 it came with..)
about 2 weeks later, i bought the 28-105mm f/3.5 macro, and a couple months after that the 50mm f/1.8. i lovvvve my current lens setup, i think i'd like a little more range than 105mm tho. ive been considering something upwards of 300 or so.

but alas, im taking a chance and ditching the D50 for the D100 (straight trade, i have my reasons..) so i'll be buying an MB-D100 grip, and probably a speedlight in the near future.

trying to decide what to bring to thailand in december, im thinking i'll just go with the 28-105 and the 50, no speedlight or anything else, i'd *like* to bring a tripod, but i dont think i'm going to have room to carry it (or the ability to use it often, its going to be an "adventure" trip with lots of moving around)

no stranger to "NAS"-- trying to fight it off now....

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garyac12 Registered since 05th Dec 2005Wed 31-May-06 04:26 AM
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#9. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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San Francsico, US
          

How about a small tripod. When I travel, I have a small lightweight Slik tripod that fits in my suitcase. Takes up a bit of space, but I can stuff clothes and socks between the legs, so I don't loose a heck of lot of my suitcase space.

  

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US
          

NAS got me good too.

It all started in Dec when I saw a great buy on a D50 with the 18-55 kit lens. Then I got the other kit lens from Santa. I thought I was done. Yea right, in Feb I bought the 24-85 2.8 macro, then a new bag to carry all my stuff with...then it really got me again, before the girlfriend could get me to the emergency room and cut up my credit card I found an buy I couldn't walk away from and ended up with the 70-200 2.8 VR! Since then (just a couple weeks ago) I have picked up the SB600, 1.4 tele and some filters. Now I have to buy a new bag (3rd in 6 months) and a tripod/head combo. Then I am done! At least that's what I told my girlfriend.

hmmm...18-200 VR for my trip to Europe, then I could still use one of my old bags!

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#11. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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San Francsico, US
          

Calm down Emma,

What you are hearing/reading are from those that did upgrade, for each of those there are many more that have not.

If you plan your lenses now and work the plan you should be OK. Example if you get the D50 with the kit 18-55, then get the 28-200, 55-200 or 70-300. Then you have a nice 2 lens kit at a reasonable price. Don't like the 18-55, get the 18-70. As always your kit is also determined by your budget. Does not do any good to plan for a lens you can't afford.

What got a lot of people, including me is the 18-200VR came out after we had planned our kits and in many cases bought the lenses. The reality is you can't plan for what you don't know. You can wait for what might never come or buy something now and enjoy it.

As to the 18-200VR, while it is a great travel lens, it has a cost...both figuratively and literally. At $700 list, it isn't an inexpensive lens. Its in HIGH demand, so you won't see any discounting, in fact there are a lot of premium pricing for that lens. It isn't a PRO glass lens. It isn't a FAST lens. Because it is a VR lens it will be additional drain on the camera battery. The VR function is one more thing that can go wrong, hence the US 5 year warranty is even more important.

BTW the same discussion can be made D50 vs D70 vs D200 vs ? in the future.

  

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#12. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Brooklyn, US
          

that said, the owner of the place i work has an 18-200VR, and the VR crapped out on him very shortly after he got it. he's been waiting for the replacement, which of course is backordered.

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jacsr Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Apr 2006Wed 31-May-06 03:40 PM
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Texas City, US
          

I have read about a couple of cases where the 18-200 VR quit just a couple of weeks or so after the person got it. That is why I am keeping both my kit lenses just in case... knock on wood

My 18-200 VR has been working flawlessly and I am off to Italy in two weeks. The VR will be a big help in the cathedrals and museums.

I am fighting a major case of NAS for the 12-24 Nikon or 12-24 Tokina. I just hope I can beat the urge, once I am on the plane I know I am safe.

  

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Livermore, CA, US
          


>
>I am fighting a major case of NAS for the 12-24 Nikon or
>12-24 Tokina. I just hope I can beat the urge, once I am on
>the plane I know I am safe.

LOL that's until you see all the high-end camera stores positioned all around those beautiful galleries and cathedrals. Seriously, that's what got me a wide-angle, I had been planning on buying one and researching it, then I found myself on an emergency business trip to Germany, with a free day I was standing in front of the Cologne Cathedral and couldn't stand back far enough to get the whole church in the shot at 18mm. A shop had a Sigma 10-20mm at a not unreasonable price and the "simplified" my decision-making process

It's very sound advice to keep a backup to the 18-200VR. I had one and VR died and the focus ring locked less than 48 hours after I got it. I probably would have gotten it replaced sooner had I sent it in for service, but I still had the option to return the lens, so I did. I was not impressed with the build quality for a $700 lens. For me, poor reliability calls into serious question its strength as a great travel lens, because I'd never feel comfortable taking it anywhere without a backup. The fact that there is a continued shortage for this lens (most predictions said supply would loosen up by May) is IMO due in part to a very high return rate, either from outright failures, or annoyances like zoom creep and softness, and users who hold a $700 lens to a higher standard than a $400 lens. I've decided to give Nikon a year or so to figure out how to build this lens reliably before I take the plunge again.

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#15. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Texas City, US
          

Hi Larry,

I got the 18-200 VR mainly as a walk around lens. I have both the 18-55 and 55-200 and found switching lenses while walking around a bit of an inconvenience. It never fails that the wrong lens is on the camera when that perfect picture presents itself. I thought about selling the kit lenses then I read all the posts about failed 18-200's and decided to be on the safe side and keep them.

Your issue with the Cathedral is exactly what worries me. I may have the opportunity to take a few shots from an island looking back at my dad’s home town in Sicily. I think the angle of view from 10-15mm would produce a better shot than the 18mm I currently have. Needless to say I will also be shooting a lot of churches both inside and out and although 18mm may be adequate I am just afraid it just will not do the shot justice.

How do you like the Sigma 10-20mm? It seems like that is the only wide angle available other than the Nikon. I am leaning towards the Nikon but may be able to get the Sigma pass my wife with less resistance. Do you use any filters on the Sigma?

  

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Livermore, CA, US
          

Hi Joe,

I went for the 18-200 for the exact same reason, to avoid having to switch lenses, particularly on hikes. At the time I decided to get it, my lens kit consisted of the 18-55 and 55-200. While I was waiting for the lens, I added specialized lenses like the Sigma 10-20 (soon planning to add the 80-400VR), and I found that my shooting style changed a little, and instead of going out with all my lenses and trying to shoot anything that came along, I'd take a specific lens for a specific purpose, and concentrate on that purpose. Given that, I found myself (for the 2 days it worked) using the 18-200 mostly as I would my 55-200, with the added benefit of VR, and I quickly realized the 80-400 would be a better tool for that purpose.

Not that I don't think the 18-200 has its place, I know I would have gotten a lot more keepers inside the Cologne Cathedral with the 18-200VR instead of the 18-55, and if I had more time with it I'm sure I would have loved one real strength - static subjects in low light like churches and museums. OTOH, were I going back to Cologne with an 18-200, I wouldn't settle for a 1-lens pack because I'd want the 10-20 also.

I'm really happy with the Sigma. You can see several shots in my gallery with the lens. I had some buyer's remorse at first, it being my first 3rd party lens, wondering if the Nikkor would have been sharper or something, but after a while it has become my favorite lens. I can't see paying double for the Nikkor, and I think in this case their price is so out of line with some really good competition that they have to be losing a huge amount of sales. Being able to go that wide really opens up a lot of interesting possibilities, just don't take pictures of your wife with it.

Larry - a Bay Area Nikonian
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WTx Registered since 05th Jul 2006Wed 05-Jul-06 05:39 PM
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#23. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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I just received my new D50 last Thurs and realized within 2 hours I made a mistake buying it with the 18-55 only. I came home from my first outing and ordered the 55-200. I am thrilled with the D50 so far but want my 55-200 really bad. Not sure which lens I want next? I might go for the 18-200 so I don't have to switch lenses. I am still in the very early learning stages so I'll update this message.

  

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ShawnC1032 Registered since 11th Feb 2002Thu 01-Jun-06 02:08 AM
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#17. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Tampa Bay, US
          

I know the feeling.

I have spent about 4-5 times as much for other stuff, then I did for my body.

Nikon D50 Kit
Sigma 70-200 2.8
Sigma 10-20
Sigma 1.4x TC
Nikon SB-800
Nikon SB-600
Nikon SC-28
Hoya UV Filters * 2
Hoya CL PL
Set of Hoya ND Filters
77mm Filter Stacker Cap
Extra Battery
3 * 1 GB SD Cards
Cokin P Mount + Grad ND Filter
Gitzo Tripod
Markins M-10 Head
2 * Kirk clamps
Bogen Pan Tilt Head
Plates for 70-200 and D50

And the want list is even more expensive, I should have just picked up a drug habit, it might have been cheaper.

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photodud Registered since 14th Apr 2006Fri 02-Jun-06 03:48 PM
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#18. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Lesage, US
          

I know from experience as a beginner, that it is really confusing when you read about all these fabulous lenses that are available and how great the pictures are. And you want to take professional quality pictures yourself, you think that these lenses will help you to take professional quality pictures, but they won't. I bought several of these great lenses, and noticed that the contents of my pictures were getting worse, but what I was really wanting to capture was just not in the pictures. Its so easy to zoom here or there and take a snap shot, but you don't take the time to study the picture and ask yourself what do I want this picture to say to those that see it. If you are just wanting to take nice sharp pictures then spend the big bucks and buy the best, However you will not learn what you need to know to take great photographs. I put all my new lenses back in there beautiful cases, and stored them away. Then went out and bought me some nice prime lenses. 28mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.4, 105mm f/2.8.
Now I still get the same wonderful shapeness and contrast of the very expensive lenses, but am forced to look carefully at what I am shooting, because now I just can't zoom in or out and fill my view finder. I now have learned so much more about depth of field, something you have more control of with prime lenses then with some of the more expensive telo's or zoom lenses. So I guess what I am trying to say is that you don't have to spend a fortune on lenses to take great pictures, and unless you know how to take great pictures you will never be able to utlized the functions of those expensive lenses anyhow. This is just my two cents.

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phillyguy Registered since 03rd Nov 2005Fri 02-Jun-06 07:21 PM
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#19. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Philadelphia, US
          

All of this NAS talk...I'm starting to get the shakes!

Jason
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scottl Registered since 30th Apr 2006Tue 04-Jul-06 11:44 AM
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#20. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Ashburn, US
          

Where is the best place to buy nikon accessories?
Thanks
Scott

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K1W1 Registered since 19th Nov 2005Tue 04-Jul-06 12:31 PM
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#21. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Melbourne, AU
          

>Where is the best place to buy nikon accessories?
>Thanks
>Scott


Where do you live?
The best place I know of is Vanbars in Melbourne Australia.

  

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scottl Registered since 30th Apr 2006Tue 04-Jul-06 12:51 PM
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#22. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Ashburn, US
          

I live in Northern Virginia. I think Australia is a little far to travel.

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MINGZNIKONIAN Registered since 28th Oct 2005Wed 05-Jul-06 05:53 PM
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#24. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Regina, CA
          

I had a bad case of NAS too..

Aug 05: D50 kit
Sept 05: 50mm f1.8, 70-300mm and sold 18-55mm
Jan 05: 18-70mm and sold 50mm f1.8, 70-300mm
Feb 06: SB800
May 06: 85mm f1.8

and soon, I will be getting 35mm f2 and 80-200mm f2.8.....


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chuckered Registered since 25th Apr 2006Wed 05-Jul-06 07:08 PM
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#25. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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port orchard, US
          

I didn't see it listed in this post, Is there a support group for the addiction, or some sort of treatment you can do for awhile. LOL maybe need a different addiction will help curb it.

If only we could put to film what is in our heart and mind.

  

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Smegs Registered since 06th Jan 2006Tue 11-Jul-06 06:40 PM
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#26. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Hacienda Heights,, US
          

Im using a Tamron 18-200 lens. It so far has worked out awesome.

  

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scottl Registered since 30th Apr 2006Wed 12-Jul-06 12:30 PM
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#27. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Ashburn, US
          

I was considering purchasing this lens. How's it working out?
Scott

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Scott

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Smegs Registered since 06th Jan 2006Mon 24-Jul-06 09:08 PM
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#34. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Hacienda Heights,, US
          

It's ben awesome I use a Tamrac quick bag so I just pull the camera out and start shooting. No extra lens to put out and dont worry about getting dust or dirt on camera sensor. I only got both for around 1200 around last December 2005.

  

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rytis Registered since 12th Jul 2006Thu 13-Jul-06 08:50 AM
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#28. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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London, UK
          

>I’m addicted. Send help…

... and then everyone started with replies like "Yes, it's addicting, but see what I've got!"

Tell you what, everytime I want something to buy (I mean camera gear and that sort of thing), I go and read this (yes, I've read it quite few times already): http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/notcamera.htm

Helps a lot. Makes me forget all irrational needs and forces me to get out and actually *shoot* some pictures with whatever kit I've got.

And I'm not posting the list of my gear as it is quite poor...

I do however possess D50...

Hope this helps a little bit...

Rytis

  

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savasyn Registered since 13th Jul 2004Fri 14-Jul-06 09:06 PM
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#29. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Redondo Beach, US
          


>
>Tell you what, everytime I want something to buy (I mean
>camera gear and that sort of thing), I go and read this
>(yes, I've read it quite few times already):
>http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/notcamera.htm

Wow, that was quite an interesting read. I tend to agree with most of what is stated there. Either way, don't show that to my wife while I'm out buying more gear

NAS forever!

Jeff

  

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Stylerod Registered since 13th Apr 2006Sun 16-Jul-06 03:12 PM
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#30. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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High Point, US
          

Well, I've been good since the original post. It's good to see other people with the same illness and me.

I did find a good deal today though I ordered a Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control and 2 Nikon Lens Cleaning Pens from Amazon.com. Total price was $25.82 with free shipping!


  

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scottl Registered since 30th Apr 2006Sun 16-Jul-06 05:44 PM
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#31. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Ashburn, US
          

Does anyone know if those cleaning pens work? They seem like a cool invention. I saw a comment on Amazone where someone says it didn't work that well and a bunch that said it did. I also bought a remote the other day for the 4th of July. They are pretty cool.

Regards,
Scott

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Stylerod Registered since 13th Apr 2006Sun 16-Jul-06 07:03 PM
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#32. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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High Point, US
          

>Does anyone know if those cleaning pens work? They seem
>like a cool invention. I saw a comment on Amazone where
>someone says it didn't work that well and a bunch that said
>it did. I also bought a remote the other day for the 4th of
>July. They are pretty cool.


I almost bought the remote from buydig.com (where I bought my camera from) for $25. But I looked around and saw the Amazon price was about $15. And any order over $25 gets free shipping. So adding the two cleaning pens brought it to just over $25 and I got free shipping. So really (using my wifes logic when she shops for clothes) the pens were free!!!


  

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scottl Registered since 30th Apr 2006Mon 17-Jul-06 04:29 PM
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#33. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Ashburn, US
          

I like that logic.

Regards,
Scott

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Smegs Registered since 06th Jan 2006Mon 24-Jul-06 09:13 PM
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#35. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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Hacienda Heights,, US
          

Man I thought my camera hobby was expensive. Has anyone here tried flying RC Nitro Helicopters. Now thats expensive. Fuel alone around
$25.00 a gallon. Helo alone around $2000.00 and thats if I dont crash. A crash cost around $300.00 just for parts. As for accessories I have Nikon cleaning pen. and Pengo Remote. and SB-600 flash.

  

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ehparis Registered since 25th May 2006Tue 25-Jul-06 09:47 PM
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#36. "RE: Wanting D50 accessories is very addicting"
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US
          

>I’m addicted. Send help…

You sound to me like a hopeless case. Good luck.

"If your pictures aren't good enough,
you're not close enough." -Robert Capa

  

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