clearly the majority of the most dramatic shots have big time bokeh.
this is why i am trading my new D50 back to B&H with $750 for D200,- so i can i can use my old 105 1.4. The 105 lens is worth only $100 toward the $1000 85 1.4 digital lens. So i can capture more great shots and have the better functionality, i.e. fewer dual fuction buttons and the toughness of the D200. Any comments, other than that NAS has restruck after many years gone.?
I can certainly appreciate the ability to meter with AIS lenses on a D200 although I might suggest that $750 will get you quite a ways towards the coveted 85mm F1.4 which will also meter on a D50
Personally I like the D200 over my wife's D80 for the reason you alluded to, more dedicated buttons for functions I actually use. As you know, the D200 won't give you nice bokeh and shallow DoF directly, but if it allows you to use a favorite lens more easily there's nothing wrong with a little NAS every so often.
Jeff Bower I wish my D200 body was a significant portion of my NAS-related expenses... Moderator Pages
HI, I did exactly what you are doing - I bought a D50 and after 6 months, when I could not meter with a newly purchased classic AIS lens, I sold it and got the D200. Best decision I made. I never used those different "modes" on the D50, like "Portrait", macro, etc., I set my own things, used Aperture priority mostly for flowers. I have the 85mm f1.4 AIS lens and it meters wonderfully with my D200, and with flash also. I have the 105mm f2.5 AIS lens and again, great on the D200. The D200 just amazed me, as compared to the basic D50 DSLR.
You made a wise decision, let us know how you do with your D200 when you get it !! You will love it !! Thank you, Debra