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05/29/2008 12:27:00 AM · #1
I need your help. I have around 500$ to buy my nephew a dslr. Preferably a Nikon, because I can give him some of my lenses.
Do you have any suggestions.
05/29/2008 12:29:52 AM · #2
I have seen used D70s w/lens on craigslist for $500 and less.
05/29/2008 12:36:19 AM · #3
D50, after selling the d40 d40x and d60 for some time, and having to deal with 25% returns due to defective out of the box or just being horrible..... I know without a shadow of a doubt that the D50 was the best entry level DSLR that nikon probably will ever make. It is a beast and takes beautiful pictures. If I had my way, I would restock my store with the D50's and use d40's as firewood for my next hiking trip. I know nikon makes a lot more profit with this body, but when you sacrifice almost all of your reliability and durability, is it worth it.

plus even though I shoot canon, I just picked up a d50 off someone getting a d300 from me for $100 to make into my infared camera.
05/29/2008 12:57:42 AM · #4
you get get a D40 at walmart for under $500
05/29/2008 01:36:56 AM · #5
Look around for a good used Fuji S3 Pro. They use Nikkors, from the first Ai thru the most modern ones. They do not meter with the manual focus (non CPU) lenses though. I am not sure if the D50 or D40's will meter with the Ai lenses.
The color and dynamic range is excellent, and factory service is also quick, accurate, and very civil.
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