Hi everyone, I just got my new/used Nikon D50 and a new 70-300mm VR lens. I’m enjoying them a lot, but I have a few things I need help with.
First, I get a purple tint to many of my pictures at times.
I know that Sony sensors do this a little, but this is heavy enough I suspect I have a bad camera. What do you think?
Next, I am disappointed with the 70-300mm lens. I don’t seem to get much clarity at any range. I’ve tried shooting with a tripod so I don’t confuse camera shake with focus problems, but nothing seems to help much. Here is the very sharpest shot so far (I was able to get sharper pictures with my old P&S).
This (above) was taken 40-50 ft. from the subject at around 165mm. I always use spot focus which was on the middle brown goose.
This (below) was taken at 300mm around the same distance.
Despite my problems, I’m having a lot of fun with this camera/lens. The Vibration Reduction works fairly well, and is better in normal mode for me than active mode. I really like the big bright viewfinder. It had been billed as small, but I can manual focus with ease, when I want. For sure, the D50 is old tech, but it has enough features to meet my needs. Also, the 300mm reach of the lens (450mm equiv.) is a hoot – just right for casual nature stuff. Thanks for comments and suggestions. I’m worried the lens and/or the camera could be defective or marginal. Please comment.