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BenG
05-07-2006, 05:23 PM
Yes, I finally put my hand in me pocket and bought one. Superb! I am just charging tha battery now, and I can't wait to take my first racing piccys at the next Batley wednesday meet. Anyone got any tips for me? And also can you tell me where the lens-release button is lol:confused:

Thanking you:jimmeh

ApexSpeed
05-07-2006, 09:56 PM
The "D" shaped black button at 3 o'clock to the right of the front of the lens mount face... congrats on the most excellent purchase.

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/nikon/d50-review/camera-front.jpg

buzz
05-07-2006, 10:54 PM
will you take some pics of me flying round at gtcc please ben :D

BenG
06-07-2006, 06:49 AM
OK thanks, Ok buzzster, I will do;) May have to jiggle the settings though, as sports hsll lighting is crap:confused:

Bathy
06-07-2006, 08:11 AM
I guess the Nikon D50 is ‘the’ camera of choice then? Thought I would check prices online, just out of interest really and they are not cheap… however I then started looking at the prices of lenses :eek: good god I didn’t think they would be more than the camera but I spotted one for £1,699 ouch!

*note to self, never ever crash car into someone camera/lens*

jimmy
06-07-2006, 09:40 AM
now you know bathy ! so watch it! :p

BenG
06-07-2006, 12:00 PM
I guess the Nikon D50 is ‘the’ camera of choice then? Thought I would check prices online, just out of interest really and they are not cheap… however I then started looking at the prices of lenses :eek: good god I didn’t think they would be more than the camera but I spotted one for £1,699 ouch!

*note to self, never ever crash car into someone camera/lens*

Have you got a link, I may buy it:D

buzz
06-07-2006, 12:38 PM
May have to jiggle the settings though, as sports hsll lighting is crap:confused:

yeah thats true, the light is a sort of yellow colour :confused:

Bathy
06-07-2006, 12:41 PM
Have you got a link, I may buy it:D


http://www.digital-cameras.com/lenses_and_lens_adaptors/slr/canon_eos_lens_28_300mm_f_3_5_5_6_l_usm_is.html

There you go, knock yahself out huh!

For that price you'd expect every picture to be a 'winner'.

jimmy
06-07-2006, 01:09 PM
Thats the proper paparazzi lens is that, super flexible wide angle to mega zoom. Want it! :)


This photo was taken at a very yellowy / poorly lit indoor track

http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/chesterfield180306/bigimages/chesterfield01.jpg (http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/chesterfield180306/bigimages/chesterfield01.jpg)


You just have to get the white-balance right on the camera. I took a photo of the basketball backboard and used that as a white balance reference photo.

BenG
06-07-2006, 03:12 PM
Cool, thats still very good quality. I( will try that, I am at Batley next wednesday meeting, woudl you be able to have a look at it then for me matey.

Cheers

Ben

jimmy
06-07-2006, 03:26 PM
Course I will, generally thats all these cameras need is a bit of dialing in, and knowing what settings to use in what situation - particularly for the colours.

BenG
06-07-2006, 04:32 PM
Cheers;)

Will Olpin
06-07-2006, 05:50 PM
It's a great camera. I also have one.

Have fun with it !

Heres one of my fav pics with it. Click on the picture for a better view

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v636/milkshakemissionman/DSC_0510.jpg

BenG
08-07-2006, 01:33 PM
Cool nice pic mate. I went to the camera shop today, bought some more stuff lol.

Heres 1 of my first pics

http://www.tyrc.co.uk/alonso.jpg

Its a hedgehog that has taken up residence in our garden, and my new site mascot:D team hedgehog:D I call him Alonso BTW;) Loving the camera

emzy
08-07-2006, 02:20 PM
Awwwh, how gorgeous is he!!

BenG
08-07-2006, 04:38 PM
or she lol, he/she may have babies :D

Will Olpin
08-07-2006, 07:28 PM
Lol cool name and pic.

I'd love to spend a bit more on my camera but really all my money goes to R/C but im happy on how the camera is at the moment.