Foo - Digital SLR REDUX--may pull trigga Nikon D40?
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01-28-09, 01:44 PM
So the HR lady dropped by an apparently I am
due for a bonus for hiring a key employee--
which I did not anticipate. Maybe that Digital SLR
is reasonable after all--
very seriously considering the Nikon D40.
edit: to soften the cost I am seriously thinking
of selling my beloved but un-used Miyata 912
which is built up with Shimano 600 and Mavic
MA40s--pass it along so it actually sees use.
what is it about the d40 that appeals?
01-28-09, 02:02 PM
Take a look at a Pentax k200d. Large view finder, lcd panel on top, image stabilization in the body (which means any lens will be image stabilized), dust reduction system, body is dust and water resistant. Cons are apparently that the jpegs are over processed in the camera. If that really is the case you may need to edit the default settings or shoot raw, but really I think this camera delivers more bang for the buck over Nikon or Canon.
01-28-09, 02:16 PM
I use a D50. Love it to death. Discontinued. Would replace with a D40. But check out http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/
01-28-09, 02:51 PM
The D40 seems to have the kind of user-control that SLR
users like--i.e. most functions can be manually controlled
rather than letting the computer guess at what to do.
It is also inexpensive enough for a camera noob such
as myself so I can get my feet wet and muddle through
things like ISO equivalent, f-stop, etc. I want to get out
and get learning but I don't want to break the bank
and the little D40 seems like a reasonable point of entry
into more controlled work than point-shoot cameras.
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