Just Got A Nikon D40

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by HomeingPigeon, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. HomeingPigeon macrumors regular

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    My only christmas present this year is a nikon D40. My parents are just going to give it to me early because I was there when they ordered it. I was wondering how to clean it out when I need to and how often I need to clean it out. This will be my first slr.
     
  2. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    Congrats. I just got the Canon 400D SLR as my Christmas present. Happy shooting!
     
  3. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    congrats!

    You shouldn't have to clean it much at all, as you'll only have one lens that won't come off the body. If you do add more lenses, you will notice dust spots on the images. Then, you can do a bit of dust removal.
     
  4. compuwar macrumors 601

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    http://www.pbase.com/copperhill/ccd_cleaning

    or

    http://www.copperhillimages.com/index.php?pr=Tutorials2

    The only caution I'd use is don't use canned air, use a rocket blower and not canned air if you've got grit on your sensor.

    In preparation, only take the lens off with the body facing downwards in clean environments if you can. The less that gets into the body, the less often you'll need to clean.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    But since you got your Christmas present now what will you do on Christmas morning? :(
    Anyway, yeah whatever compuwar said about cleaning. And that rocketblower is dirt cheap and works well when you're in a crunch.
     
  6. carlgo macrumors 68000

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    Try a guilt trip so they will get you the 18-200 VR, or at least a polarizing filter.
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    8-speed 30-year old Oster blender, manual twist-cap openers, two really expensive mis-matched sheets from Macy's bargain bin ($40).
     
  7. HomeingPigeon thread starter macrumors regular

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    My parents got me some other small stuff to. I will get stuff from my brother and from cousins and other people like that as well.
     
  8. gamerz macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to convince my parents to get me one too, even though they are pretty cheap. Guess I'll have to start shoveling snow this winter ;)
     
  9. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Take pictures with it? ;)
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Brat! Mine will just sit in the box until I find a chance to use it. Maybe by my birthday!
     

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