Just got myself a new Nikon D40, last night. Still trying to learn it though. I refuse to shoot in auto (idiot mode) But it's nice to have when my wife needs to use it. So far I'm really impressed by the quality of the shots, of course I'm comming from a point and shoot so that might be the reason. I was torn between the D50 or the D40 but it was Dpreview, and some user reviews on Fredmiranda.com that put the D40 over the edge (at least for me) As of now I just have the kit lens, but I'll be getting an AF-S 55-200 soon. The lack of lens (primes) was a let down, but I'm really no pro, so I see no need to have them. (Yet). Hopefully, I can get some pics up on the P.O.T.D thread soon. If you're a D50 fan please don't thrash me This camera is serving two masters.