N50 turns out to be a delightful little camera
I picked up an N50 on a whim, more for some other stuff that came with it. Since then I've been having a jolly time with it. It sounds like a cheap point and shoot, but it works just fine and does pretty much anything you'd need it to, as long as you don't want to use MF lenses. Even then, if you don't mind manual metering (or guessing) MF lenses will work just fine, too. Mostly I put my Tamron-built Promaster 70-300 AF or my plastic-fantastic Vivitar 19-35 on it, both of which, being consummate "consumer" class lenses, seem nicely paired with this consumer-level camera. The 50/1.4D Nikkor works pretty well on it, too. That this camera is not more popular with film enthusiasts, especially given its current cost (close to zero) I can only attribute to a rampant elitism. Myself, I seem to be moving downhill -- starting out in AF with an F4 and F5, then a couple of N90 bodies, and now the N50. All of them make me smile, each in their own way.
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#2. "RE: N50 turns out to be a delightful little camera" | In response to Reply # 0benveniste Nikonian since 25th Nov 2002Wed 17-Aug-11 11:22 AM
Congratulations! My favorite of the "little" film bodies is the N/F75.
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