This week has been the perfect storm for consumerism, at least as far as electronic gadgets are concerned. Last Saturday we got new cell phones, mid-week it was the Blackberry surprise, and today I finally got a digital SLR camera.
I’d had my eye on the Nikon D50 for awhile, now. First, it’s one of the least expensive of the DSLRs, and certainly the entry model for the Nikons. Secondly, I now have quite a few lenses for Nikons, and this will be compatible with all of them. Thirdly, it’s the only one of the Nikon DSLRs that uses SD memory, so I can swap cards between this, my Nikon S1, and Laura’s little Nikon Coolpix. I guess we’re just a Nikon family. They should send us T-shirts, or something.
With the camera I got the Quantary 28-80mm lens, a polarizing filter, UV filter, and set of close-up lenses. I haven’t had a chance to play very much or to learn about it, but so far I’ve been impressed. Below are some shots taken today. Click on the thumbnail for the larger view.
Those two shots were taken with the close-up lens. The next one was taken with a 80-200mm zoom telephoto. It’s a photo of the hawk babies across the street.
The last two were taken just on auto setting, one with the 28-80 lens and the other with the 80-200 lens.
[tags]Nikon, D50, digital photography[/tags]