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Just got a D40

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by randyr5, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. randyr5


    Jan 14, 2006
    I just picked up a used D40 for my wife to use around the yard (she's quite the gardener). Went out and took a couple of quick snaps (P mode). This little camera rocks! Example below - taken with 18-55VR cropped with some conservative USM applied, nothing else:

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  2. JCole

    JCole Guest

    Yes the little D40 with either 18-55 nonvr/vr is a sweet combo. Really good for close ups and the best of the Nikon 6mp bodies if not for the lack of in body focus motor. I like mine, that's for sure:biggrin:
  3. Mike S

    Mike S

    Apr 13, 2008
    Seattle, WA USA
    Congratulations and nice shot. It's a great little camera. I've taken some great close ups with the 18-55 also. I'm saving for a D300 and my wife has her eye on my D40 but I don't think she's gonna get her hands on it. I like it too much to let it go... :smile: :smile:
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  4. rmfnla


    Aug 19, 2008
    La-La Land
    For some, like me, that is an attraction.

    I do not have any old Nikon lenses so I don't need an additional motor that will add to the size, weight & cost of the camera.

    That was one of the reasons I chose (and love!) the D40.

    Welcome the the D40 club, Randy!
  5. JCole

    JCole Guest

    I hear ya. For my old F4s and N90s the AF or AFS lenses work fine, the only gotcha is the newer G lenses don't let me shoot in aperture priority, shutter priority only. I've not shot with them in years I still don't like the idea of incompatibility:frown:
  6. LynnTX


    Jun 23, 2008

    D40 was my first DSLR. You should get a lot of enjoyment out of that camera.
    Small, light & is quite capable of great images.

  7. evokel


    Sep 6, 2008
    really good picture. hope you like the enjoy the d40
  8. gd1418


    Feb 3, 2008
    Gurgaon, India
    Why didn't you opt for the 18-135 instead of the kit lens?

  9. luke_28


    May 12, 2008
    He did mention that the kit was used. Perhaps that is why.
  10. randyr5


    Jan 14, 2006
    I got the camera used with no lens. I just happen to own an 18-55VR that I use mostly for IR work. The 18-135 will be on it most of the time - perfect lens for my wife to play around.
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