A 50mm prime is a FANTASTIC lens as a starting point because you can focus (heh) on other things instead of wanking the focal length and gives you a wider range of aperture to play and see what happens when you do.I have an old d50 I have just laying in a box. Still worked last time I checked. I could lend it to you if you want. Only trouble is one of my lenses died, and now I only have a 18-200 and a 50mm prime.
I guess I could live without the prime for a month or two. Actually, I haven't even tuched my camera in over a month, so I wouldn't probably miss most of my gear
@Matt2000 I concur on the D7000, excellent
I have an old d50 I have just laying in a box. Still worked last time I checked. I could lend it to you if you want.
Photos aren't showing up there...
Glad to hear it's back in business!Thank you @Tram13 for sparking an idea to fix my camera.
Aperture adjustment got stuck years ago and at that time I didn't find any hobbyist who had dug in to the problem (even if it was somewhat common one). Only solutions at the time were just new part, which was too expensive to be sensible. In the end it's a very simple fix and much more help was on hand now, so on to disassembly!
One feels screwed owning this thing. 26 screws to get to this point.
One more screw to get the adjustment setup on hand. Delightfully simple setup of open coils and a magnet you can just pull out.
All it needed was a bit of filing from corners of the magnet. And a bit of WD40 just in case. And success, I have a working camera again!
The GFX 100 is £10K. Nikon just had to go and come out with a mirrorless camera that's mighty impressive for around half that, one that records 8K video and 4K 120fps video too.My D7000 is almost nine years old now having had it from new, still a great camera. If I replace it I'll probably go full frame for the sake of it, but that's a long way off. Or to the Fujifilm GFX 100.