Nikon D40X ?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by louise, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. louise

    louise Guest

    louise, Apr 6, 2007
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  2. louise

    John Smith Guest

    Couldn't be more untrue.

    I bought a D40 three weeks ago for a "niche" camera... street photography
    with my 24 or 50mm Nikon primes.

    I've had no problem at all focusing with the oem screen, quickly and
    accurately (of course, I make my living with a state of the art video camera
    (currently P2) where auto focus is non-existent, shooting in uncontrolled
    environments, so maybe I've had more practice at manual focus that some
    others might have had), but even so.

    Even for those eyeball challenged, all you need do is jack up the f stop a
    bit and let dof take care of any slack.

    Of course, I don't use long lenses on my D40, but I'd say, don't sweat the
    lack of auto focus on the D40 unless that's all you know.

    John Smith, Apr 8, 2007
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  3. louise

    John Smith Guest

    The 45mm was my plan too, but I can't find one... Very happy with the 24 and
    500 mm on my D40, though, and like you, I've yet to take the "kit" lens outa
    the box... probably will at some point, to play with it though.
    John Smith, Apr 8, 2007
  4. I think ebay is the only option for finding a 45mm, unless you get
    really lucky and find one locally. You can usually find one on ebay,
    albeit at an astronomical "buy it now" price. Be patient and wait
    until one appears on a real auction, but don't overbid. I ended up
    getting an absolutely like-new black one for $328, including the
    dedicated lens hood and shipping from Canada.

    The problems with the kit lens, besides the cheap construction, are
    slowness and bulkiness.
    Alexander Arnakis, Apr 9, 2007
  5. Right.
    However, Nikon is strongly pushing the DX line of lenses for digital cameras
    and is adding new lenses to that line almost every month. Those lenses are
    not even backward compatible with film SLRs any longer.

    Unless you want to dig into the pool of existing used lenses you should be
    fine without the focus motor in the camera body.

    Jürgen Exner, Apr 11, 2007
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    DoN. Nichols Guest

    Which is exactly what I *do*. (With a D70, and hopefully a D200

    DoN. Nichols, Apr 12, 2007
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