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Tete
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I bought a d40 off Craigslist for 120$ recently. It was like new. Great camera and if you like using off camera flash for sports like shooting skateboarding it has a 1/500 flash sync. Works great with a 8mm Rokinon.

Trust me 1/500 is pretty nice. Also it's a great file size if you want to keep post simple on like an iPad or even iPhone. Images are still very clean.

The major downside is its terrible low light.



Jan 05, 2013 at 07:34 PM
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M Lucca wrote:
i've seen some d90 in $350 range.


That would be a deal and a half!! I sold my d90 beginning of last year for like $600, glad i did lol...trying to sell a high mileage d300 now with a warranty for $500, and getting no bites...it's like sheesh, for $500 i may as well just hang on to it and keep it JIC (just in case)... Lol



Jan 06, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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lxdesign wrote:
Oops....... I gotta learn to read


That was my fault. I apologize - I didn't notice the date when I posted.
I will be more careful in the future.

Scott



Jan 06, 2013 at 05:13 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · D40 for Beginner?


Old thread or not, the D40 is just about the best beginner DSLR ever made. I've got one that I rarely use, but am thinking about getting it out of the closet.


Jan 07, 2013 at 07:02 AM
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lxdesign wrote:
Agreed with Avi... Find a used D70s.... Great camera!


the problem here si the postage stamp they call the LCD. its just too small.



Jan 07, 2013 at 07:18 AM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · D40 for Beginner?


Hi Guys....
I know this is an old thread, but hopefully Eric (OP) dont mind if I continue a little bit more.

Now is June 2013, and I am thinking to get the D40 for everyday, bring everywhere camera, etc. Because they are really cheap, good IQ (from what I heard), and 1/500 sync speed. Also want to try/play around with Nikon (Im a Canon user).

What you Guys say ?

TIA Guys...



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I shoot with a D700 and a D7000, and I bought a D40 for grins and giggles, as well as a teaching camera to help my girlfriend learn photography. They truly are great and capable cams, especially now that you're seeing some in the $125-200 range. Got mine from another user on this site for only $150 shipped. There's nothing the D40 will do that a comprable Canon won't as far as I know... but if you have access to Nikon glass and want to give it a go, I vote yes.


hsw21 wrote:
Hi Guys....
I know this is an old thread, but hopefully Eric (OP) dont mind if I continue a little bit more.

Now is June 2013, and I am thinking to get the D40 for everyday, bring everywhere camera, etc. Because they are really cheap, good IQ (from what I heard), and 1/500 sync speed. Also want to try/play around with Nikon (Im a Canon user).

What you Guys say ?

TIA Guys...




Jun 11, 2013 at 04:26 PM
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hsw21 wrote:
Hi Guys....
I know this is an old thread, but hopefully Eric (OP) dont mind if I continue a little bit more.

Now is June 2013, and I am thinking to get the D40 for everyday, bring everywhere camera, etc. Because they are really cheap, good IQ (from what I heard), and 1/500 sync speed. Also want to try/play around with Nikon (Im a Canon user).

What you Guys say ?

TIA Guys...


I see the D70s for maybe $20 more than the D40. In my books, the D70s is the far better camera due to it's ability to do CLS, two dials, and less menu diving. The D70s only lacks in its LCD and out of camera JPEG. The sensors are the same between the two.



Jun 11, 2013 at 04:34 PM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · D40 for Beginner?


Get a D90. When I go to Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Brasil, etc.for several months...that's what I take. When I travel to Europe, I take my Canon 50D and T2i. If I'm shooting something very special, I'll take my Canon 5D mkII or Nikon D600.



Jun 12, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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The D40 was an excellent learning base for me. Went from the D40 to the D5000 and then to the D90. Even the D80 is very well priced. I'm also seeing the D80 go for $175-$200 range here locally on Craigslist. I might just pick me up a D80 just for the heck of it!


Jun 12, 2013 at 01:56 PM
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Another question. I might pick up Tamron 17-50 F2.8 for it.
I understand D40 doesnt have lens motor in the body, so, does Tamron has 2 version ? One for body with motor and another version for body without motor ? (like Tokina lenses).
Thanks.



Jun 13, 2013 at 09:49 AM
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