Got myself a Nikon D40x

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  1. SweetGirl

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    Just to let you know that my Nikon D40 has grown up to a Nikon D40X.

    I will get some photos posted soon..

    But first impressions...

    1. Appearance is identical to the D40
    2. The dial buttons is much more soild
    3. The quality of the photos is much better (10.2Mp rather than 6MP)
    4. ISO now starts from 100 whereas the D40 it started at 200
    5. New shutter mec allows a continuous frame rate to be increased to 3fps (frames per second) compared to the D40's 2.5fps
     
  2. Liquid101

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    It's a rocky road Sweetgirl - before you know it, you'll have a D200, or maybe a D300 :rolleyes:

    Still, glad to see you're investing money in this game. :thumbsup:
     
  3. senu

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    Congratulations, now change your signature!:rotfl:
     
  4. SweetGirl

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    Signature now changed :D
     
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    Why not go for a D80 though?
     
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    I have to confess, that was my first thought as well. I think Sweetgirl likes a very small/light camera though.

    Congrats on the upgrade :clap: I'm half expecting to hear that you've bought a 17-55 2.8 next :eek:
     
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    Surely the next jump would be a D80/200 from the D40?

    I find the images from the D40 to be very slightly sharper than the D40x but barely noticable.

    I was going to buy the D40x but decided to save the £150 difference for a better lens.

    Enjoy your new camera. :thumbsup:
     
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    Then I will be very jealous. :nono: :D
     
  9. SweetGirl

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    TBH i didnt pay much more for the Nikon D40X on top of the D40 and have got lifetime warranty on it.

    And yes i do have little hands so like little cameras ;)


    How did you guess i was considering buying that lens next :rolleyes:
     
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    The 17-55/2.8 Nikkor? On a D40? That's one hefty lens and it's worth trying it to feel the balance.

    The 18-70mm AF-S is a much cheaper alternative, and get the 30/1.4 Sigma for low light work - just a thought.
     
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    I'd second that - very nice lens.
     
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    I was only joking :rotfl:

    You're right though, on a D40x, the Sigma 30 1.4 would be very nice.
     
  13. SweetGirl

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    thanks for the advise, but dont need any lens. I have my 18-55mm/70-300mm VR which is more than i need for now.:thumbsup:
     
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    That's what they all say ;)
     
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    Careful Anita, it wasnt too long ago that the D40 was all the camera you needed.. NAS is a very insidous ailment:D
     
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    There's a long sad story behind why i changed out my beautiful D40.

    Trust me it was by choice...

    We were both involved in an accident this weekend, he was badly injured.

    When i returned it (cos i have life time warrenty) they didnt have anymore in stock :(, so i changed out for a D40x.

    Missing my partner quite a bit but life does go on:(
     
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    Oh dear..:rolleyes:

    Well there is renewed hope ..its called a D40x;)
     
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    Poor lad. R.I.P :(

    :rolleyes:

    I have the 18-55 and now the 70-300VR with my D40 and I am now looking at the 30mm HSM Sigma LOL will it ever end?

    I'm thinking probably when the wife factor kicks in.:thumbsdow
     
  19. SweetGirl

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    Scott
    The 30mmVR lens is awesome and no it doesn't ever end.

    With the wife factor - if she's understanding as I am :D she'll let you continue to buy as long as you are using your money and it doesnt jepordise her in any way. :devil:
     

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