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Old 26-02-2007, 09:44   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there, I have just baught a Nikon D50, well November actually, With Kit Lens, I have read the manual, what I would like to know, Can I use other manufacturers lenses, Sigma, do they make them to communicate with the eletronics of this camera?.

Do any of you have a D50, and do you use other Nikon type lenses with it? that I might be able to buy second hand.


The reason behind the question Is, I am not using It for making money, well I do the odd wedding, word of mouth brings the odd one my way, so my Income will not stretch to buy some nikon lenses, but I would like to experiment eventually with other lenses, or second hand lenses of Nikon make, I am UK based, if anyone is going to mention a good second hand seller. cheers guys...Pete.
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Old 26-02-2007, 09:53   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Lens To Fit - Nikon D50 -

Sigma, Tamron and Tonkina lenses are made to fit most of the mainstream camera bodies, you just have to specify what mount you require.

Aas far as I know, they do support the functions that the camera manufacturers lenses have.

There are plenty of other D50 users here, so I'm sure you will get some first hand info soon.
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Old 26-02-2007, 10:36   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Lens To Fit - Nikon D50 -

I have a D50 and 2 Sigma lenses. They work perfectly.

As for second hand lenses. Again, I have 2. They both work fine however one of them is completely manual. Manual focussing, shutter speed and aperture. It is however 25 years old I bought it without having a clue what I was doing and paid 55 for the pleasure
The other is "only" 15 years old but is fully automatic. It was a bargain at 7

There is a nikon mount - usually described as non-ai I think. These are the only ones you can't use as they physically won't fit your cam. At least not without involving a machine shop.

I got my second hand stuff from ebay... this is the search i usually use:-
eBay.co.uk - nikkor, nikon, nikon lens, Camera Lenses items at low prices

That'll get you all/most of the nikon (nikkor) lenses.

Best bet is if you see anything you fancy, post here first and ask.
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Re: Lens To Fit - Nikon D50 -

Well as far as Nikon lenses go there is one cheap one - the 50mm f/1.8. I've seen it as cheap as 69 and more usually under 90 - great for portraits, always reviews well.

I use a Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM - was under 280 (can't remember exactly). It worked flawlessly with my D50 and now with my D200. I really like the build quality and have been very happy with it so far.
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Well as far as Nikon lenses go there is one cheap one - the 50mm f/1.8. I've seen it as cheap as 69 and more usually under 90 - great for portraits, always reviews well.
I have D50 + I supplemented the kit lenses with the 50mm 1.8, and as you say, for the money, it's a steal - fabulous little lens, very sharp + versatile, great in low light. I strongly recommend that you get this one
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Re: Lens To Fit - Nikon D50 -

The Nikon D50 employs the Nikon DX Format sensor and Nikon F lens mount design. This maintains seamless compatibility with all AF Nikkor lenses and allows photographers to take full advantage of DX Nikkor lenses designed for Nikon's D-series digital SLR cameras and which are optimized to achieve maximum center-to-edge-to-corner image quality.

Compatible Lenses

1) DX Nikkor: All functions supported

2) Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported

3) Micro Nikkor 85 mm F2.8D: All functions supported except autofocus and some exposure modes

4) Other AF Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering II

5) AI-P Nikkor : All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering II and autofocus

6) Non-CPU : Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster

Note: IX Nikkor lenses can not be used


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Cheers guys for all your speedy input...will call back.
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