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bpd115
Feb 15, 2008, 02:36 PM
Well, I put my Nikon 8800 on eBay and just bought the following from Abes of Maine (who are in New Jersey?!)

Nikon D40 6.1 MP dSLR
18-55mm
55-200mm VR

Extended Battery
2 GB 133X Speed SD Card
2 UV Filters
1 Crystal Optics Fluorescent Filter
1 Crystal Optics Polarizing Filter
5 Year Extended Warranty

For grand total of $781.00

Ordered at Noon, got the UPS tracking number already.

Was looking at the D40x but the sensor size is the same so their should be less noise in the 6 MP version and I rarely print above an 8x10. Not to mention I can fit more shots on the SD card at a smaller file size and it was about $200 less.

Any D40 owners out there with some sample images or advise?

I'm going to test out the 200mm lens in Beaver Stadium come April to see if it can replace my 10x zoom on the 8800 adequately.



ChrisA
Feb 15, 2008, 03:05 PM
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2 UV Filters
1 Crystal Optics Fluorescent Filter
1 Crystal Optics Polarizing Filter..

You may want to just leave these filters in the box.
cheap no-brand filters help image quality about like
shooting through a car window that is not rolled down.

Sometimes a polarizing filter can be usfull but in general
you don't need filters if you shoot digital

Kamera RAWr
Feb 15, 2008, 03:22 PM
Sometimes a polarizing filter can be usfull but in general you don't need filters if you shoot digital

Hmmm.... not sure how much I agree with that one. I agree that circular polarizer filters can be useful sometimes, especially in the common cases of eliminating glare from surfaces and increasing saturation. However, other filters can be useful creatively. It just depends on what look you want to go for. Yes there are Photoshop filters, but I personally think you get better results from specific on camera filters. For example, neutral density and graduated ND filters can be wonderful tools and get pictures that you couldn't otherwise get.

Sorry for being off topic :o. Just wanted to respond to ChrisA's comment.

stepho
Feb 15, 2008, 06:18 PM
Congrats on buying the D40, I've had mine for about a year and I LOVE it. Here's a sample of what I've shot with it...

M@lew
Feb 15, 2008, 06:55 PM
I don't really have much advise except don't forget to configure the settings before you use it. My friend just got a D40x and everything is pretty much stock standard. Shooting ISO100 in dim conditions etc.

Everything is buried in menu's but the little ? will really you get into photog with helpful hints etc.

bpd115
Feb 15, 2008, 10:59 PM
Thanks for the responses.

If I can get shots that look half that good I'll be MORE than happy with my investment.

Scooterandy
Feb 16, 2008, 04:20 PM
Sweet Pics man. I have a D40 also. Right now I am currently saving up for a nikkor 55-200mm.

I took these pics the other night

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2231/2259577704_4f12916f76.jpg?v=0

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2303/2258780487_6858c0f650.jpg?v=0

they would be better but i didn't have my flashes and had to bump up the iso a ton.

Edit: OOPS! forgot one

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2203/2258597223_32f0885fb0.jpg?v=0