Getting ready to order D50, what do I need?

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR' started by lms6241, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. lms6241

    lms6241

    44
    Apr 16, 2007
    Michigan
    I'm taking the jump and ordering the D50 body only. What accessories do I need?
     
  2. blessedLens

    blessedLens

    80
    Apr 20, 2007
    Maryland
    a lens and a bag would be good.
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Lens and extra battery and sd cards:>)))
    If you don't get a VR lens you will need a good tripod:>))

    Bag can come later.
     

  4. Need? A lens. If your coming from P&S, you should have SD cards and a reader. And as the other poster said, a bag. Get one that you can grow into.

    You mainly need a lens and you are ready to get out and shoot some photos.

    And have some fun, George.
     
  5. SD cards. BTW, the battery on the D50 seems to last forever, but an extra would not be bad to have.

    George.
     
  6. rodneyr

    rodneyr Guest

    What are you going to be doing with it?
     
  7. lms6241

    lms6241

    44
    Apr 16, 2007
    Michigan
    I have my lenses picked out so I'm set there for now.

    My P&S didn't take SD cards. Is there a certain brand, style, size of SD that's recommended? I hooked the P&S up to the computer to download photos so I never bothered with a card reader. Nikon battery or after market?

    I'll be shooting the kids and landscaping around homes.
     
  8. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    I would personally never use an after market battery in my camera.
    JMHO
     
  9. lms6241

    lms6241

    44
    Apr 16, 2007
    Michigan
    Do I need an LCD cover? What are your favorite bags?
     
  10. Holmes

    Holmes

    Oct 28, 2006
    Wyoming, USA
    A Lowepro Nova 3 makes a great little bag for a D50, couple lenses, and flash. Inexpensive, well built, good protection. Bags are gonna drive ya nuts.... they're like shoes, watches, purses.... the collection never ends!

    I like the 'da Protector' for LCD protection. Not only scratch resistant, but offers excellent impact resistance, also.

    http://www.daproducts.com/
     
  11. Admit you're going to visit lens lust often, and buy the lowepro 200 bag
    Op something strap
    Don't get talked into anything faster then an Ultra II card. D50 write speed is slightly faster the I, and slower the II. I won't start the debate on many smaller cards v 1 large card. I have (2) 1G, and (1) 2G. Also, the camera mis states how many photos fit on the card, by quite a bit.
    Copperhill sensor cleaning kit. Sensor will get dust, just when and how much.

    Shoot raw or raw + jpg from the beginning. Figure out how you're going to find one picture in 10,000, because you'll be there sooner then you expect.
     
  12. www.daproducts.com for the LCD cover. It's a must for me. A bit of a pain to cut the adhesive strips and lay them on (why it can't come with the strips in place I have no idea) but once it's on, you're set.
     
  13. and congratulations on a fine choice. I just took mine out for the first time for some low light shooting at the aquarium.

    Here are a couple inside at ISO 800 and 1600
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    And outside on the boardwalk, fully manual with a 75-150 Series E:
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    And then the highlight of the day:
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    :smile:
     
  14. I think you'd need a fast prime.
     
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