D40 with 50mm 1.8

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by wrekognized, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. I'm really wanting this lens to go along with the D40 I'm soon receiving. I know I'll have to manually focus and all but just wondering if it was really THAT hard and annoying to manually focus. Does anyone have sample shots from the D40 with this lens? D40 owners who own it, what do you guys think of the lens and the whole manual focus issue?
     
  2. It is not THAT hard of course, but it is more time cosuming than AF anyway. (Unless you are doing macro, landscape etc)
    It is like adding, multiplying, dividing etc. We all can do it, but show me one that would not prefer to use a calculator :biggrin:
     
  3. nykonian

    nykonian

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    This is a perfect combo, if Nikon makes it AF, but I still love it for everything but people. I am not good with MF so people got impatient with me. :) I eventually gave up D40 and keep D50.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. bender73

    bender73 Guest

    the 50mm f/1.8 is a prime lens and very easy to manually focus. it's such a small lens and gives a very bright viewfinder due to its f/1.8 aperture. it should be fine on a D40.
     
  5. Great. I'm thinking this will be my next lens purchase before the 55-200mm VR..I should try it out at a camera store though.
     
  6. MikeyD40

    MikeyD40

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    Feb 18, 2007
    Arlington, TX
    I took this picture of my Sis-in-Laws dog with my 50mm 1.8 and SB-600 bounced.

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  7. Schnauzermom

    Schnauzermom

    Apr 13, 2007
    Michigan
    Oh, my...how INCREDIBLY cute is that?!?!?!?
     
  8. klnyc

    klnyc

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    Jun 24, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
  9. nykonian

    nykonian

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    May 4, 2007
    New York
    Ken, this looks great. Now you make me hungry :)
     
  10. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    with all the success of the d40 i can't imagine nikon not comming out with a consumer priced AFS prime in the very near future...;-)
    ...btw, nice shots Ken.
    ;-)
     
  11. klnyc

    klnyc

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    Jun 24, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    Thank you!!
     
  12. klnyc

    klnyc

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    Jun 24, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY

    Thanks my friend.. Maybe we can meet up. You are soo close where I live:biggrin:
     
  13. nykonian

    nykonian

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    May 4, 2007
    New York
    Ken, sure... small world :) We'll save a lot of shippings if we sell stuff to each other. :)
     
  14. nykonian

    nykonian

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    May 4, 2007
    New York
    Nute, the only reason I sold my D40 (which I love) is that they don't have a consumer AFS prime. If Nikon ever do that, I would be the first one getting on line. :)

     
  15. mkawa

    mkawa

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    Apr 25, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    it wasn't that bad. hard for people candids, but fine for everything else.
     
  16. MikeyD40

    MikeyD40

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    Feb 18, 2007
    Arlington, TX

    Thanks...this dog is even cuter in person!
     
  17. Nute I think it'll be a long time if ever that primes are offer w/AFS. The D40 users are much more likely to be attracted to zooms IMO. Unfortunate Nikon discontinued their D50...I guess they just corrected a marketing error.:wink:
     
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