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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-27-2007, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts about this deal?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-D50-Digita...QQcmdZViewItem

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http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-D50-Digita...QQcmdZViewItem

Same guy, just different lenses. I have been meaning to pick up the DSLR. I like the D50 because of the price and it seems like a better value then the D40. I used it before and got some wonderful pics out of it. So what do you guys think about the lenses and the overall price?
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D50 is a good starter camera...better then the D40 IMHO.

those lenses aren't that hot. I'd almost rather get a D50 or used D70s and pick a better (newer) kit lens or something of the like.

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I looked at canon too, but so far all my experience is with Nikon. I'm kinda used to it already. I don't really want to relearn the little that I already know.
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I looked at canon too, but so far all my experience is with Nikon. I'm kinda used to it already. I don't really want to relearn the little that I already know.
That's enough of a reason to stick with one over the other.

If I can find a few spare minutes at work, I'll see if I can find a decent deal for you somewhere.

Does it have to have a warranty? Do you have to have new? Any particular focal length or needs you have for your lenses?

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That's enough of a reason to stick with one over the other.

If I can find a few spare minutes at work, I'll see if I can find a decent deal for you somewhere.

Does it have to have a warranty? Do you have to have new? Any particular focal length or needs you have for your lenses?
Thanks if you have the time that would be great. I don't care about new or used warranty or not. I would like to have some zoom to be able to take action shots from a distance.
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The ebay guy is a store out of Amityville, NY. Havent heard alot bad about them, but I've never dealt with them either.

Of the 2, I'd get the one with the Tamron lenses. I've used Tamron lenses since 83 and yet to have issues with them. Hell my 1983 70-210 is still in top condition. Only 'complaint' about my Tamrons for my Nikon are the AF isnt as fast as the slightly pricer Nikkors. But its easy to live with on a 3fps camera.
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