Loyal to a Fault

I tend to be a loyal customer. I’m a Coke drinker and have been since I was a kid. Pepsi et al are, in my opinion, swill.

I’m a Honda driver, have been since 1994. As far as I’m concerned all other cars are just tin boxes on wheels.

And I’m a Nikon shooter. Canon? Ok, I guess, but it lacks the cache of the Nikon brand. Canon people tend to be a little dull and lack imagination. I’m not just a Nikon guy, I’m a Nikon D50 guy. I’m sure the D90 is nice. Maybe it has a few features some might prefer, but it seems overpriced, D3? Too flashy with way too many bells and whistles. Who could possible use all of them!? No, my D50 is sensible. It has everything I need. It understands me. It’s more than perfect!

The D50 went on sale in America in July of 2005. Sadly I did not purchase mine until June of ’06. Here’s a brief rundown of the D50’s specs from Wikipedia:

It has a 23.7 mm by 15.6 mm DX format image sensor with 6.1 million effective pixels. It also has a 2.0″ (50 mm) polysilicon TFT LCD with 130,000 pixels. The camera uses a through-the-lens full-aperture exposure metering system. It can simultaneously record NEF and JPEG data to a Secure Digital storage device. Like its newer, higher-end sibling (the D80), the D50 uses Secure Digital instead of CompactFlash cards found on previous Nikon digital SLRs. The camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery which is claimed to be able to take up to 2,000 shots on a single charge. The camera is compatible with PictBridge printers and can shoot 2.5 frames per second in continuous mode. The camera’s dimensions are 133 mm in width, 102 mm in height, and 76 mm in depth.

Despite its “maturity”, the D50 is still going strong on Flickr. Over 14,000 D50 photos were uploaded yesterday! Its the eighth most popular Nikon on the site, too!

I have labored to put together a Flickr gallery of some of the better recent photos taken with my beloved camera. Almost every D50 photo posted to Flickr is magnificent; it was hard culling them down to eighteen.  Prepare to be amazed!

Nikon D50: Still Going Strong

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