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Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by lms6241, Apr 23, 2007.
I'm taking the jump and ordering the D50 body only. What accessories do I need?
a lens and a bag would be good.
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.
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.
SD cards. BTW, the battery on the D50 seems to last forever, but an extra would not be bad to have.
What are you going to be doing with it?
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.
I would personally never use an after market battery in my camera.
Do I need an LCD cover? What are your favorite bags?
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.
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.
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.
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
And outside on the boardwalk, fully manual with a 75-150 Series E:
And then the highlight of the day:
I think you'd need a fast prime.