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p.1 #1 · D40 for Beginner?


I'm looking for a cheap camera to loan to my daughter. I don't really know much about the lower end Nikons but I was looking at the D40 and saw a few for $200-$300. Any ideas, comments on the D40 or anything else I should consider?


Nov 14, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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p.1 #2 · D40 for Beginner?


i think its a great idea! i took this shot with the d40 and being a beginner as well back in 2009!

nikon d40 cheapie by Americo.Rodriguez, on Flickr



Nov 14, 2012 at 12:42 AM
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p.1 #3 · D40 for Beginner?


For that money, may as well get the D70s. Same sensor, better metering and ergonomics.



Nov 14, 2012 at 12:52 AM
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p.1 #4 · D40 for Beginner?


How old is your daughter? What is her level of interest? Why loan it to her, instead of outright buying it for her?

D40 is a fine camera...yes the D70 is 'better' in many ways but it doesn't have the same beginner modes or as nice of a screen.



Nov 14, 2012 at 01:39 AM
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p.1 #5 · D40 for Beginner?


Or a D50 if you have AF-D lenses that won't autofocus on the D40


Nov 14, 2012 at 01:55 AM
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p.1 #6 · D40 for Beginner?


+1 D70s, here's one for $170. Add to that a 18-70 or one of your lenses and she's set to take photos

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1157081/0?keyword=nikon,d70s#11037860



Nov 14, 2012 at 02:10 AM
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p.1 #7 · D40 for Beginner?


I spent almost 5 years with a D60 which might be an option for you as well. Great learning tool packing a lot of performance.

Scott



Jan 03, 2013 at 02:40 AM
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p.1 #8 · D40 for Beginner?


I love the colors of my GF's D40.

Excellent files, the CCD is awesome. And it's a very light and nice camera.



Jan 03, 2013 at 06:13 AM
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p.1 #9 · D40 for Beginner?


For $250 I would go for the D3000. It's the camera that got me into the hobby and everything about it was great. It also has a guide mode that I found very useful.


Jan 03, 2013 at 07:26 AM
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p.1 #10 · D40 for Beginner?


how about D90?


Jan 03, 2013 at 07:29 AM
 

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p.1 #11 · D40 for Beginner?


This thread is from mid Nov.. I think it has been abandoned..


Jan 03, 2013 at 02:01 PM
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p.1 #12 · D40 for Beginner?


this is like the 3rd thread in 2 days on the Nikon section that has been revived from the dead,


Jan 03, 2013 at 03:20 PM
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p.1 #13 · D40 for Beginner?


Out of all the lower end cameras I had (D40, D50, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200) I found the D40 to be the best and favorite of the bunch.

You can't go wrong with it.





Jan 03, 2013 at 08:20 PM
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p.1 #14 · D40 for Beginner?


Agreed with Avi... Find a used D70s.... Great camera!


Jan 03, 2013 at 09:47 PM
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p.1 #15 · D40 for Beginner?


BenV wrote:
this is like the 3rd thread in 2 days on the Nikon section that has been revived from the dead,



Oops....... I gotta learn to read



Jan 03, 2013 at 09:48 PM
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p.1 #16 · D40 for Beginner?


I would suggest D200. You can get one around 200-300 range. It will be a better camera in the long run and I love the color produced by it.

I still keeping my D40 today, it is my first DSLR and I am planning on keeping it.



Jan 03, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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p.1 #17 · D40 for Beginner?


tkchen wrote:
I would suggest D200. You can get one around 200-300 range. It will be a better camera in the long run and I love the color produced by it.

I still keeping my D40 today, it is my first DSLR and I am planning on keeping it.


I agree still have mine. Nice little camera.
Mike.



Jan 04, 2013 at 12:17 AM
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p.1 #18 · D40 for Beginner?


like the beegees this thread is staying alive.
but ahh yes i loved my d40 which started my kick into photo. in fact a lot of my favorite shots were with it and i have a few printed on my wall. also good ideas to check out other older models where you can a lot more camera to grow into for the money..g ood luck
(sorry for thr typos, sending from my mobile comeo on fred we nned a mobile format!)



Jan 04, 2013 at 01:15 AM
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p.1 #19 · D40 for Beginner?


Take a look in here -

http://www.flickr.com/groups/nikond40worldwide/pool/

It's still a very good camera



Jan 05, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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p.1 #20 · D40 for Beginner?


i've seen some d90 in $350 range.


Jan 05, 2013 at 06:26 PM
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