Discussion in 'More Accessories' started by TheKiwi, Jul 5, 2007.
i would die for this camera!
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
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
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
Nothing wrong with manual focus - it's what all pro photographers use.
Nikonians is an excellent resource for tips, etc.
Download D40 User's Manual
Download D40X User's Manual
thank you VERY much MissMagAddict
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
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.
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.
why is it that i remeber this thread's about cannon 400d (xti)?!
Dust on lens
My lens have accumulated a lot of dusts.
What should I do to get rid of them?
^ take it to a specialized place to clean it up, do not do it urself if u'v never done it
the rebel? i did a search & couldn't find it
thankz for the tip!
what about the dusty filters as well??
^ i have brushes and pouffers and cloths for myn do the job fine .. got them from camera shop
my parents have agreed to get me the camera as part of one of my birthday pressies but the downside is waiting the few months
^ but trust me it's very worth the wait!
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
How come I didn't know about this thread? Oh well...
guys, i'm thinking of purchasing a new lense for my D40.
what other lenses go with the Nikon D40 & what are the costs?
^^ 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