Question about Nikon N55 35mm Film Camera
I had a fire and lost my camera and the next size up lens, flash and bag the works (along with my house ans everything else) My son replaced my camera with a Nikon N55 as I am too old fashioned to go digital just yet (I suspect I will come Christmas) BUT I like this camera and want a lens to do better close ups. It only has the 28-80mm lense that came with it. Nice thing is with this camera you can point and shoot and get great shots. I don't know much beyond that so lost on what to shop for. I don't even know much camera lingo so that is hindering me getting what I really want and need badly. I used to get amazing shots close up with a larger mm lens but I know so very little I do not know what to shop for. I need someone to say "this lens..." and give all the specifics so I can look it up on line or find or order in a store. Like name number so all I gotta do is read a box and match it up and say That's it! Local shops have been little help. Kids who know less than I do at the conter and poor customer service when I leave my name asking for a call from someone that does know. Looks like no one wants my money. I don't know what I had before...it went to 200 or 300mm not sure but it was in the price range of 100 to 150 dollars I think if that helps. I really want something that works on MY camera but I need someone to hold my hand and say this is the one, the specifics. Can you help this camera stupid girl out? (I love it when the camera does all the work! makes me look good!) I hoped to have by Thanksgiving as I want to take and begin rebuilding family pictures.
nice camera, the 28mm to 80mm lens that came with the camera is a fine light weight lens. if you go to a 200mm or 300mm lens weight might be a problem as the lens mount on the N55 is plastic. not a problem with 28 - 80mm. i would look fore a light 200mm lens. not necessarily nikon
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The Nikon D60
is an inexpensive 10 MP DSLR that comes with an excellent 18-55mm
VR lens for about $650 as of June 2008. It was a announced in January, 2008, and sold for about $750 with lens in February 2008.
The Nikon D60 is a
replacement for the almost identical D40x.
Personally I prefer Nikon's least expensive D40
over the D60 or D40x. The D60, D40x and D40 are actually exactly the
same cameras, differering only slightly in their internal electronics,
but differing greatly in their prices.
The D60 is less sensitive to light then the D40
(its default ISO is only ISO 100 compared to the D40's default ISO of
200). Its less sensitive to light because the pixels have to be made
smaller to cram more of them into the same-sized sensor. Smaller pixels
collect fewer photons than larger pixels. Since the D60 is half as
light sensitive, the D60 has to use twice as long a shutter speed or a
larger aperture, which makes it more likely to make a blurry picture
than the D40. OOPS!
Save your money and get the D40 instead. The D40's faster sync speed
is invaluable for use with flash outdoors, and the extra light
sensitivity in normal use will help make sharper pictures. These three
cameras (D40, D40x, D60) otherwise, for most users, are identical.
Compare them in person and you'll see. Megapixels don't matter.
(I detail the few fine points which are new in the D60 further below.)
I had my hands
on a D60 back in January 2008. The D60 is an
excellent camera, but for most of the people who will buy
it, it's the same thing as the $300 less expensive
D40. I'd suggest getting a D40 and putting the $300
towards more lenses and/or a bouncable flash.
In fact, the faster flash sync speed (the fastest
shutter speed with flash) is more than twice as fast in the D40 (1/500
vs. 1/200), and along with the faster base ISO, the D40 is more likely
to make sharper photos for most people, for hundreds of dollars less!
The only significant feature in the D60 over the
D40x and D40 is adaptive dynamic range.
The D60 does not have any of the other next-generation functionality
of the D3 and D300.
The D60 is just a D40 with more pixels, but
slower shutter speeds with flash outdoors and less basic light
sensitivity due to the smaller pixels needed to jam more of them onto
the same-sized sensor.
make excellent 12 x 18" (30 x 50 cm) prints from my
6 MP D40; do you plan to print bigger? Really? The
resolution makes no difference unless I'm printing at 20 x 30" (60 x 80 cm) or more.
Since the D60 costs $300 more than the D40, I'd much rather have a D40, 1/500 flash sync for better daylight fill-flash range, a minimum ISO of 200 and $300 left over to buy lenses and an external flash that I can bounce for better lighting. For instance, the D40, 55-200mm VR and SB-400 is a far better way to spend the same $750.
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