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This review is from: Nikon 2137 SLR Lenses AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens Black
Pros: Very fast lens
Bokeh is great
Works on FX and DX sensors
Cons: No internal AF motor, so you need a camera that has a AF motor or be okay with manual focus
Does not come with lens hood
Focusing is loud
Other Thoughts: Make sure your camera has an AF motor built in (higher end Nikons, such as D7000, D7100, any FX camera) otherwise the lens will be completely manual.
Also remember if you have a DX sensor, your lens won't be f/1.8 @ 50mm, but something like f/2.7 @ 75mm.
I would say this is probably the best starter lens if you want to get into photography. It's very inexpensive, works on FX and DX cameras just fine (and older Nikon film cameras--probably as old as 1960's Nikons), crystal clear and absolutely sharp in all areas of the image, and very small and lightweight. Plus, since it is prime, you cannot zoom and are forced to move around to compose your photograph.
This review is from: Remote Shutter Release Switch MC-Dc2 For Nikon D90 D3100
Pros: • It has a button on one end and a 10-pin Nikon connector on the other
• You press the button, the camera takes a photo
Cons: There's a "hold" feature on this device. There's a plastic slide that goes over the button to hold it down. However, this item is very cheaply built and the slide gets in the way.
Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a cheap shutter release, then this is the item for you! It works, it's cheap, and it feels cheap. I don't know if I would like to use this if my camera is in "bulb" mode due to the slide, but for any timed or mirror up release, this is fine.
The description says this works on a Nikon D90 and D3000 (if I recall correctly), but also works on a Nikon D7000 and D7100 (and should work with any camera with a Nikon 10-pin connector).
This review is from: Manfrotto 293 Aluminum 3-Section Tripod with QR Ballhead
Pros: • Light weight aluminum (not as light as carbon fiber, but not as expensive)
• Excellent value as it comes with a ball head (don't need to buy separately)
• Adjustable to various positions (two adjustments for the leg angle), easy action
• Good ergonomics
Cons: Hard to say--it's not very light but not very heavy. Depends on the type of tripod you need. Not incredibly tall fully extended (58" if I recall).
Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a light-to-mid weight tripod that is sturdy and looking to save money, this is great. I purchased cheap tripods and they have too much wobble. I was able to take excellent sea-side photos with long exposures during a small craft advisory (I was on the dock, not in the sand).READ FULL REVIEW