Nikon’s D50 Goes on Tour – Fans Swoon

Have you had a chance yet to check out Nikon’s D50 digital SLR? If not, you may get a chance to win one as you test it out in one of 11 cities the camera company is touring over the next two months in its D50 Digital Experience tour.

Kicking off today in St. Louis, Missouri, the tour will run through Nov. 5 with stops in Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Washington D.C. Each stop, tied to a local event, fair or festival, will consist of large photo displays and plasma screens which offer tips and tutorials, while interactive displays will offer detailed product features and information. The tour will also feature a “mock photo shoot” studio along with the latest Epson inkjet printers, so attendees can shoot pictures and print samples from the D50 on the spot.

Within each city, Nikon will also give away a brand new D50 digital SLR camera with an 18-55mm Zoom-Nikkor lens, valued at $799.95. Those who enter the contest onsite or online, Nikon said, will also be entered to win one national prize: a photo-trek for two to Sweden with American PHOTO magazine and world renowned photographers and Nikon mentors, Joe McNally and Reed Hoffman.

“At Nikon we’re constantly amazed with the reaction we get from consumers who try one of our D50 digital SLR cameras,” said Steve Heiner, general manager, Marketing, Digital SLR Camera Systems at Nikon Inc. “Its virtually instantaneous response time, superb intuitive design, and simple layout of controls, all lend to a very satisfying initial experience that allows most people to take great pictures within minutes of picking up the camera. Energized by this reaction, Nikon is taking this remarkable camera on the road with the D50 Digital Experience tour allowing thousands of people to try the camera and witness how quickly and easily they can take incredible photos with little or no effort.”

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