Nikon D40

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  1. James1057

    James1057 New Member

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    i would die for this camera!
     
  2. bluespring

    bluespring New Member

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    my gf just gave me a new d40 with the 18-55mm kit as a early vday gift
    good cuz its free and from my gf
    good for starting to learn beyond point and shoot
    good lcd
    bad cuz lens are too limited w/ lack of AFS lenses or lack of the body with internal motor unless your willing to spend $$$ and do manual focus
    small body convenient but bigger body have more weight and stability

    tips
    learn aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, iso, dof
    aperature mode - for blurring background
    shutter speed - moving objects

    try to play with the aperature mode (A) then mess around with the settings
    basically on this mode you set the aperature and the camera will adjust its shutter accordingly. vice versa of this is shutter mode (S)

    small aperature/higher # = slow shutter speed = blur
    large aperature/lower # = fast shutter speed = freeze motion

    the smaller the aperature the shallow the depht of field
    also d40 is overexposed set exposure to -0.7
     
  3. seanutbutter

    seanutbutter the crying of humanity

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    Nothing wrong with manual focus - it's what all pro photographers use. ;)
     
  4. MissMagAddict

    MissMagAddict The future is stupid

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    Nikonians
    is an excellent resource for tips, etc.


    Download D40 User's Manual

    Download D40X User's Manual



    :flower:
     
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  5. Mchunu

    Mchunu New Member

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    thank you VERY much MissMagAddict :flower: :D
     
  6. bluespring

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    ^sarcasm?
    it depends on the situation
    well you wont get a decent picture if your taking a picture that wont enable you to use the viewfinder
    i need to get a hand of the revamped tamron 70-300mm
     
  7. seanutbutter

    seanutbutter the crying of humanity

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    No, I wasn't being sarcastic. Most of the time I use manual focus because it allows you to have complete control, which is something you should want when taking photographs. You can make a photo as crisp or blurry as you want.
     
  8. Mchunu

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    what are some advice tips about using the Nikon D40 in manual mode? I know light exposure is of essence when getting your photos to come out crisp, but i want really crisp HQ images in darker settings. anyone know how to get that? & i mean w/o the flash. :flower:
     
  9. vanilla fairy

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    why is it that i remeber this thread's about cannon 400d (xti)?!
    o_O
     
  10. pocodolce

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    Dust on lens

    My lens have accumulated a lot of dusts.

    What should I do to get rid of them? :cry:
     
  11. vanilla fairy

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    ^ take it to a specialized place to clean it up, do not do it urself if u'v never done it
    :flower:
     
  12. Mchunu

    Mchunu New Member

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    the rebel? i did a search & couldn't find it :shock::ninja::unsure::p
     
  13. pocodolce

    pocodolce New Member

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    thankz for the tip! :flower:
    what about the dusty filters as well??
     
  14. snowqueen

    snowqueen New Member

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    ^ i have brushes and pouffers and cloths for myn do the job fine .. got them from camera shop :flower:
     
  15. James1057

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    my parents have agreed to get me the camera as part of one of my birthday pressies :woot: but the downside is waiting the few months :doh:
     
  16. Mchunu

    Mchunu New Member

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    ^ :eek: but trust me it's very worth the wait! ^_^
     
  17. snowqueen

    snowqueen New Member

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    my mum and dd promised me the camera for my 18th lol .. i finally got it when they had the money 6 months later haha thats what you call waiting .. and i can honestly say it was more then worth the wait .. they even got me lenses as compo for waiting haha
     
  18. Zen

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    How come I didn't know about this thread? :ermm: Oh well...
     
  19. Mchunu

    Mchunu New Member

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    guys, i'm thinking of purchasing a new lense for my D40.

    what other lenses go with the Nikon D40 & what are the costs?
     
  20. snowqueen

    snowqueen New Member

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    ^^ theres loads available .. depneds what you want it for huni ?? what do you want to do with it ?? most are between £100-£500 i find.. they arent cheap.. but worth it totally
     

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