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I've been playing around with my dad's D50 and his new 18-55 VR, and I must say I'm quite impressed with the lens. It has a good zoom range (not the amount of reach as his 75-200 (which I accidentally posted as being a 75-300), but still good for just basic stuff), it seems quite sharp to me, and I love VR. Whereas normally I'm good for about 1/30 or 1/25 of a second handheld, it seems like I'm getting 1/8 of a second and the shots don't seem blurry. It's got me seriously wanting to spend too much money and buy a DSLR. If it weren't for the fact that film is getting expensive I'd ask him if I could have his old 2020 with his 28-70 Sigma, as that could be a good foray into the SLR world (he also has an older flash for it that only points straight on).
Here's an idea: convince your father that is D50 is obsolete and that he should upgrade. Then convince him to bequeath the D50 to you.
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Here's an idea: convince your father that is D50 is obsolete and that he should upgrade. Then convince him to bequeath the D50 to you.
Well, the only reason he doesn't use the 28-70 Sigma is that it doesn't always work too well on his D50 Plus, he just bought the D50 a few months ago as his first DSLR. He's probably all set for another 20+ years
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"In Mint Condition. probably used for 20 shots at most. Comes with original box and accessories" - 2nd hand SB-800

I have 24 hours to decide between that and a new SB-600. Both are the same price, the SB-800 2nd hand could actually cost a little bit less.

I don't know which one I should get as most "SB-800 vs SB-600" are both First hand comparisons.

Please help. The SB-800 I can't seem to find at many shops and it is about $700~ new from some shops. Which one would you guys recommend?
    
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"In Mint Condition. probably used for 20 shots at most. Comes with original box and accessories" - 2nd hand SB-800

I have 24 hours to decide between that and a new SB-600. Both are the same price, the SB-800 2nd hand could actually cost a little bit less.

I don't know which one I should get as most "SB-800 vs SB-600" are both First hand comparisons.

Please help. The SB-800 I can't seem to find at many shops and it is about $700~ new from some shops. Which one would you guys recommend?
If I'm not mistaken, the SB-800 can be used as a commander flash to trigger secondary strobes as a part of Nikon's CLS (Creative Lighting System). SB-800s are hard to find these days, since then the new flagship is the SB-900, which costs over 500$ a pop.

If you can afford it, go with the SB-800.
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SB800 hands down.
    
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Sb-800.
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If I'm not mistaken, the SB-800 can be used as a commander flash to trigger secondary strobes as a part of Nikon's CLS (Creative Lighting System). SB-800s are hard to find these days, since then the new flagship is the SB-900, which costs over 500$ a pop.

If you can afford it, go with the SB-800.
They are both the same price albeit the SB-800 being used for 20 shots or so, so basically new.

EDIT: Hm the SB-800 is imported stock with no warranty and no receipt... Think I'd feel safer buying a brand new SB-600 with warranty.
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I've been debating getting a 50D for awhile but I really think I'm going to get it at the end of school. I love how it feels when shooting with it and since I'm going to be taking a ton of photos over the summer I feel that's quite important. So far, the only obvious features of the 60D are it being able to record video and probably some more AF points. Having more AF points will be nice but rumors are saying it will be only increased to 13, which isn't a crazy amount. And video... even though I can get some cool shots for videos I do I'd rather just use my schools HD cameras.
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I saw there was some filter discussion on the last couple pages. Here's a 20 filter roundup review of light transmission.

http://www.lenstip.com/113.1-article...roduction.html

Guess who won?
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I've been debating getting a 50D for awhile but I really think I'm going to get it at the end of school. I love how it feels when shooting with it and since I'm going to be taking a ton of photos over the summer I feel that's quite important. So far, the only obvious features of the 60D are it being able to record video and probably some more AF points. Having more AF points will be nice but rumors are saying it will be only increased to 13, which isn't a crazy amount. And video... even though I can get some cool shots for videos I do I'd rather just use my schools HD cameras.
It's certainly a good body. But don't rule out its predecessor, the 40D. What you get with the 50D is more resolution, video, higher resolution LCD (it has twice the pixel count of the 40D) and micro focus adjustment (the one worthwhile feature IMO). The 40D actually edges out the 50D in terms of high ISO noise, because of its lower pixel density. And it has a faster burst rate as well. I almost bought the 50D at first until I looked more closely at the 40D.

I probably won't upgrade until an xxD model comes out that dramatically improves noise performance.

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I saw there was some filter discussion on the last couple pages. Here's a 20 filter roundup review of light transmission.

http://www.lenstip.com/113.1-article...roduction.html

Guess who won?
Interesting, looks like Hoya spanked even the great B+W.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 5/13/09 at 9:00am
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