Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

So far so good...

Nikon D50 arrived yesterday... without the damn lens. So I phoned and raised hell, they apologised, and the lens appeared today. And having played for a bit I'm pretty pleased with it all. Only problem I've noticed so far is typical of long lenses - at anything like full extension the lens is very difficult to hold still, and the natural gripping point turns out to be exactly where the focus ring sits, and needs to turn on its own if the camera is running on autofocus. But since full extension is equivalent to a 500mm lens or longer that isn't very surprising. Just have to remember to use a tripod, and probably not autofocus on long shots. Minimum focal length (28mm) feels like a 55mm or 70mm lens on my old camera, so I may have to think about getting something a little wider eventually.

I got a couple of 2gb Kingston SD cards for £20 from SVP over the weekend - as a point of comparison, I paid more than that for a 32mb card for my Fuji a couple of years ago - and after taking eight or ten pictures it's saying I still have room for 526. I could learn to like that ;-)

I don't want to install the software at work but I'll upload a few pictures tonight.

Next I need to look at a microscope converter and angle finder. Fun fun fun...

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