Any D40 owners?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by bpd115, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. bpd115 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2003
    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
    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.
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    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
  3. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

    Kamera RAWr

    May 15, 2007
    I'm where I need to be
    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 :eek:. Just wanted to respond to ChrisA's comment.
  4. stepho macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2006
    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...

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  5. M@lew macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    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.
  6. bpd115 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2003
    Thanks for the responses.

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

    Feb 16, 2008
    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



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

    Edit: OOPS! forgot one


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