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I could do with a little advice please guys .

Can anybody recommend a remote (corded) shutter release for my D300?

Something like the Nikon MC-30/36 perhaps, but without the excessive price tag that comes with the Nikon badge.

Would like one with 2 stage release, where pressing 1/2 way activates auto focus, then fully pressing takes the shot.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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how does this work?
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.8189

I have more or less the same one on my 450d and it works fine. allows have press to auto focus and full press to snap picture. also has a switch that holds the button down if you want to do a bulb exposure.

plus at 5 bucks with free shipping you can't complain too much.


also if you want a wireless trigger
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5483
at least the canon specific one there will do auto focus before you take the picture and allows you to set a 2 second delay or take the picture the moment after it gets focused.
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I've went through one of those

make it two..... just broke tonight as I was trying to do some lunar/jupiter photography tonight

So cheap...... ugh.
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Hey guys. I'm about to get another camera. I was wondering what you'd all suggest I get.

The Nikon D40, used for 5 months. amazing condition. with 15-55mm lens, bag, and 2, 2GB SD cards. and a case. for $375.00 Looks amazingly new. guy is a professional.

Nikon D50 with a 180mm lens, and the average 15-55 that came with it also. with 4 2GB sticks, a Battery addon pack that sits on bottom and makes for more to hold onto, shaped like the camera, with a 250 page intro book to help learn, and a case, and tripod. all for $450. he just upgraded. shoots nightclubs and such in Vegas. (Worried from all the nightclub use it might not be in as good of condition than the D40)

or a Nikon D60...?

Or a SLR-Like Camera such as the Canon SX10 or a Sony DSC-H10. or even better the H50

those are my choices right now. what does everyone suggest for a beginner.
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Originally Posted by xguntherc View Post
Hey guys. I'm about to get another camera. I was wondering what you'd all suggest I get.

The Nikon D40, used for 5 months. amazing condition. with 15-55mm lens, bag, and 2, 2GB SD cards. and a case. for $375.00 Looks amazingly new. guy is a professional.

Nikon D50 with a 180mm lens, and the average 15-55 that came with it also. with 4 2GB sticks, a Battery addon pack that sits on bottom and makes for more to hold onto, shaped like the camera, with a 250 page intro book to help learn, and a case, and tripod. all for $450. he just upgraded. shoots nightclubs and such in Vegas. (Worried from all the nightclub use it might not be in as good of condition than the D40)

or a Nikon D60...?

Or a SLR-Like Camera such as the Canon SX10 or a Sony DSC-H10. or even better the H50

those are my choices right now. what does everyone suggest for a beginner.
I would definitely not recommend an "SLR-like" camera. Many of them are great cameras, especially Canon's line up, but if you're deciding between them and SLR, definitely SLR. They're worlds faster, allow for different lenses, have much, much better sensors, etc.

As for the Nikon SLRs you listed, I would say the D40 or D60 if you can spring for it. The D50 is about a year older than the D40 as far as its release is concerned. The two are very similar, but the D40 has a better feature set. And your sense that it has seen some significant usage is prudent, as the D50, being older, probably has fewer shutter actuations left in its life.
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Thanks for the info gonetomorrow. I see you started this 134 page thread... Nice work. I'm sure you know what your talking about.

Ya I'm hearing that the D40 is in Perfect condition. and some people have told me $375 for one thats 5 months old is a GREAT deal.

also the D50 guy got it used. so I'd be the 3rd.. or worse owner.. I'd rather have the D40 then.

Thanks for the info..

So no SLR-Like Camera's then..

and how long of a life do these camera's have?
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Thanks for the info gonetomorrow. I see you started this 134 page thread... Nice work. I'm sure you know what your talking about.

Ya I'm hearing that the D40 is in Perfect condition. and some people have told me $375 for one thats 5 months old is a GREAT deal.

also the D50 guy got it used. so I'd be the 3rd.. or worse owner.. I'd rather have the D40 then.

Thanks for the info..

So no SLR-Like Camera's then..

and how long of a life do these camera's have?
I didn't start it, I just took it over actually. And there are other very knowledgeable people here, especially when it comes to Nikon cameras. I'm more of a Canon guy.

As far as DSLR camera life, the actual number of actuations a camera can take before quitting is hard to say. A general range is 50 -100k actuations, so if a used camera has over 20k, that can give you an idea about how long it will last based on how old it already is. There's no conventional way to check how many actuations a camera has, but it can be done via Photoshop and other methods.
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Cool.. Thanks for the info. So you can check that though. right?

what about a D60.. is it worth it to scrounge the cash for it over the D40.. or do you not know since ur a Canon man?

Thanks guys. I'll probably get the D40 for $375 from this guy.

Thanks!
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Cool.. Thanks for the info. So you can check that though. right?

what about a D60.. is it worth it to scrounge the cash for it over the D40.. or do you not know since ur a Canon man?

Thanks guys. I'll probably get the D40 for $375 from this guy.

Thanks!
I say go for the D40. The D60 isn't much better than the D40 - both are entry-level DSLRs. The D60 has a higher resolution (10 MP versus 6, the most significant difference IMO), faster burst mode, better ergonomics, those are the main differences. So I would go for the good deal you're being offered for the D40 and put the money saved towards more lenses.

But do wait for some more opinions form the Nikon people here.
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hmm, i was wondering if you guys thought maybe it would be a good idea to get this thread moved to the new Photography section?
maybe some new people will find it if it is relocated

http://www.overclock.net/photography/
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