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    some new kind of kick Suttree's Avatar
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    Digital SLR REDUX--may pull trigga Nikon D40?

    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.
    Last edited by Suttree; 01-28-09 at 12:50 PM.

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    what is it about the d40 that appeals?

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    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.
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    I use a D50. Love it to death. Discontinued. Would replace with a D40. But check out http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/

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    some new kind of kick Suttree's Avatar
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    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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