New Nikon & Nikon News

I recently purchased a Nikon D50 digital SLR camera but haven’t even had the time to go out and really use it. I have posted a couple dozen photos taken with the camera. All of them are pretty much on the auto settings and none are very good, but I think they show some of the potential of this camera.
I considered getting the D70s and drooled over the D200 but in the end I realized that the D50 (nearly identical to the D70s – and in many ways better*) is still too much camera for the like of me and I still have much to learn before an upgrade is warranted.
This post about my new Nikon camera comes amid speculation that Nikon may discontinue its analog camera production. There is still some confusion over Nikon’s plans with seperate reports coming out in favor of and denying the rumors. But Nikon’s site seems pretty clear about the issue:

As a result of the new strategy Nikon will discontinue production of all lenses for large format cameras and enlarging lenses with sales of these products ceasing as soon as they run out of stock. This also applies to most of our film camera bodies, interchangeable manual focus lenses and related accessories. Although Nikon anticipates that the products will still be in retail distribution up to Summer 2006.

* the things I like about the D50 over the D70 are: the size and weight of it. Is a tiny bit smaller and I think it feels better, it uses Secure Digital cards rather than compact flash this saves me money and is faster, there are a couple other things, but I will save them for a more complete review in a couple weeks.

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