I am definitely a novice when it comes to still photography.
My current camera is a Minolta SRT101 (circa 1970). It still works great, but I think I am due for a new camera. I am especially interested in a new camera because I want to work on my compositions and hopefully that will translate into making me a better filmmaker.
After much research I am thinking of getting the Nikon D50. Here is a link: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation
Question #1 - Any opinions on the Nikon D50 as a good camera for a beginner?
Question #2 - Any recommendations on books I should read to help learn or is the best teacher practice?
Finally, when it comes to lenses, the numbers and such make my brain brain hurt. I intend to eventually get a 35 adapter for my HVX because I love the look of the 35 adapters. So here is the question.
Question #3 - Can you use the same lenses with the Nikon that you use with the 35 Adapters?
Thanks a lot,
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01-29-2006 11:24 AM
01-29-2006 04:56 PM
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The d50 is a nice camera. Its seems to have a little better picture than the D70. Although it doesn't have as much manual control.
Read the manual and check out some on-line forums. Practice is everything.
Yes Nikon lenses work with 35 adapters. Its just a question of what mount the adapter uses. I know the G35 works with Nikon. And remember, when picking out lens try to get the lowest fstop possible. Helps allot in lowlight .
01-30-2006 06:34 AM
Thanks for the feedback.
One more question. I can get this camera with two different lenses (both are the same price).
Which would you choose:
18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
28-80mm F/3.3-5.6 G
01-30-2006 06:57 AM
18-55 most definetly. You will find that on a d-slr, a 28-80 is not a practical lens to have, especially when it is your only lens. I"m not saying that I like 28-80 lenses, I have a nice 28-80 2.8 tokina, but if that is your only lens you'll be in trouble. It's basically the equivalent of walking around with the field of view of a 42-120mm lens.
01-30-2006 09:34 AM
Hey Chris, that's the camera that I bought.
01-31-2006 12:00 AM
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Glad I could help.