Nikon D50

by Joe Musselwhite
(Trinidad, Texas)

One of my first D50 shots

One of my first D50 shots

I'd convinced myself before the D50 was given to me as a Christmas present that I would never go digital.

I was staying with film.

Boy was I wrong!

Once I started using the D50 things began to quickly change.

The advantages of digital over film just can't be ignored.

I still shoot film every week, but the majority of my shooting and business is digital.

I'm not one of those either or guys, I shoot both for specific reasons.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Joe Musselwhite (PhotoJoe)

Nice story Joe. I think many of us who switch from film to digital do so with some scepticism. And I’ve met more than a few photographers who have made the change and are pleasantly surprised!

The Nikon D50 that Joe refers to was released in 2005. It is one of a long-ish line of Nikon DSLRs.

It has 6 megapixels, and, as you can see from Joe’s shot above, in the right hands it takes excellent photographs!

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Nikon D50 digital SLR (DSLR) camera

The Nikon D50

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Jan 02, 2008
Film is dead!

You're right about the advantages of digital over film.

I held back for years before buying a digital camera. When there were only compact digital cameras I just didn't see the point (I've always owned SLRs).

I tried the first Canon digital SLR at my camera club. Someone spent a fortune on it, and we all had a play. Couldn't see the attraction.

It was so slow to use (starting it up took absolutely ages). But times change.

I too moved from film to digital with the D50. I gave one a go in my local camera shop and was so impressed I bought it (I had been looking for a new camera, this was no spur of the moment thing).

Anyway, like you, I have been extremely impressed. I just don't know what to do with my film SLR. They're worth nothing at the moment, but I suspect in a few years the prices might go up a bit as there'll be fewer and fewer left.

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