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Nikkon D40

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by ssmtbracer, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. ssmtbracer

    ssmtbracer EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I just bought one of these brand new in box off ebay for the wife for her birthday on 4-23 of course gave it to her early but I have never had a camera this nice WOW the pictures it take are awesome. I actually like to take pictures with it. Not that I did not like doing it before but this bad boy makes it that more fun. Here is a sample
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  2. JB in SC

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    I love mine. Had it for a couple of years. I recently bought the new 35mm 1.8 AF-S DX, an excellent lens for the money.
     
  3. ObiHann

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    I've had a d40x for years now and love it. Definitely pick yourself a nice 35mm 1.4 or 1.8, the faster the better but whatever you can afford, you won't be disappointed with a 1.8. I have the Nikor 18-200mm VR as well and that is my most common lens, definitely worth the cash, and I also carry a Sigma 10-20mm, it is my best friend!
    Make sure whatever you buy is marked AF-D (if Nikon lens) because the D40 does not have a focusing motor. You must buy the correct digital lens to allow for AF.
     
  4. photomic

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    Obihann had a lapsus ;D
    if you want to retain AF make sure to buy AFS lenses (the ones with integrated focusing motor)
    Nikkor lenses AF and AF-D will not have autofocus on D40-D40x-D60-D3000-D5000 as these cameras don't have the internal focusing motor, but the exposure metering will still work flawlessy.
     
  5. mango_420

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    AFS is correct. I have a d60. Got a heck of a deal on craigslist on mine from someone who'd rather have a point-shoot with the 18-200 mm lens as an extra. Its a great camera for entry level DSLR photography- which is the extent of my abilities.

    First time I used it was last summed at the air show in Sioux Falls SD. The new F-22 raptor performed and so did the Blue Angels and ended up taking 1395 pictures. On ONE battery!

    A little iPhoto magic and u can fix a lot of the imperfections.

    I'd recommend a polarizing lens to throw on there. Helps to get those great landscaping photos over water. Just my 2 pesos worth.
     
  6. J4C3

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    Got the wife the d60 for her birthday but we are no photographers so it will be a learning curve! coming from a point and snap style
     
  7. swissgnr

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    I've had my D40 for a few years. It's been a great and solid DSLR. Enjoy!
     
  8. Crazyman

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    I agree, the D40 is very well worth the price! I've since upgraded my gear, but it was a solid camera.
     
  9. chappel

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    I started into DSLR with a d40x, too, and really loved it. If you are into sharp, close up pictures of small objects consider the Nikon 105mm Macro - it's spendy, but you'll still be using it long after you've moved on to a cooler camera body.
     
  10. bhuber

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    Another D40 user here. I've found the the lower megapixel than the x model is not an issue for what I use it for. I researched a lot on Ken rockwell's site. I carry it in a nice sling bag by Tamrac with a 15-55 and a 55-200 glass. I would love to have the 18-200, but for now, those will do. I use the 55-200 most of the time at my kids ball games.