New to photography any advice?

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  1. bwolson

    bwolson TPF Noob!

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    Hello im looking to get into photography just as a hobby not a proffesion...

    My question is is the nikon d50 worth buying anymore I believe i found a pretty good deal on one and it comes with the following

    nikon d50 body
    tamron lense 70-300
    tamron lense 28-80
    camera bag(has slots for everything in it)
    charger
    computer connecter
    all the manuals
    4 gb memory card
    256mb memory card
    cleaning clothes


    how much would you be willing to spend ... thanks for all the help
     
  2. Derrel

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    On the used market, I would price that outfit at no more than $500....I would not willingly pay much more than that,mainly due to the age of the D50 and the 28-80 lens as the short zoom; 28-80 is not a very good "kit" lens for a 1.5x body--it's too long at the short end of 28mm. The Tamron 70-300 is not worth much either. The fact that there's a bag with it is helpful, but this outfit, in today's market in which one can buy a brand new Nikon D40 with an 18-50, VR-equipped kit lens,both with warranties, for $529 new, and a 70-300 Tamron worth maybe $95 used, makes me put the price at $500--absolutely "tops".
     
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    My husband bought me that kit 3 years ago for christmas, and it has served me extremely well. I am just now upgrading to a D90 and some nice primes, so if this is just a hobby, this is a good camera for you. One issue you will run into with a D40 is it will not autofocus with prime lenses.
     

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