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  • I bought the camera with two kit lenses an 18-55mm and a 55-200mm
  • One of the best things about this camera is it is compatible with all Nikon AF fit lenses including older 35mm SLR lenses so there are plenty of fast lenses available cheap 2nd hand

    • by essjaydee
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      This is Nikons entry level DSLR camera and now available at the bargain price of £240 with a kit lens. This camera is never going to compete with a £900 Nikon D300 but as a first DSLR it is ideal for anybody starting out or on a tight budget.

      I bought the camera with two kit lenses an 18-55mm and a 55-200mm. Although i have seen reviews where people have slated the kit lenses i would say for the money paid they were a bargain and can take some great shots while you save up for faster lenses.I’ve sold several pictures taken with the kit lenses so they have paid for themselves!

      The camera itself


      is very compact for a DSLR making it great for smaller hands although when using it with a bigger lens i added a battery grip to help balance the camera better.The on camera functions are well laid out and the in camera menus are very easy to navigate.The camera has auto modes such as night,landscape,sports plus shutter priority,aperture priority program and manual.

      This camera is only 6mp but don’t let that put you off! DSLRs have a larger sensor than compact cameras and the quality of pictures from the D40 is better than any compact i’ve tried.

      One of the best things about this camera is it is compatible with all Nikon AF fit lenses including ...


      • older 35mm SLR lenses so there are plenty of fast lenses available cheap 2nd hand.There are also plenty of lenses available from Sigma,Tamron or Tokina.

        The camera uses the AF-S motor driven lenses (or HSM Sigma) for autofocus as it has no focus motor built into the body.You can still use any Nikon AF fit lens but you will have to learn to use manual settings instead of the automatic settings.

        I would say that having to use the D40 on manual with some of my lenses has done me a favour.My photography has improved and i have learned a lot more using my camera on manual than if i had stuck to automatic modes as

        some of my friends have done.

        The one bad thing about the camera is when you do start using it manually some of the settings have to be accessed through the menus rather than on the body itself.This is much the same on most entry level cameras it didn’t actually bother me till i upgraded to a professional DSLR on which most settings are changed on the camera body.

        If you are thinking on buying one of these go for it! It’s a great camera i have no regrets about buying mine.I have now upgraded to a pro DSLR but i still use the D40 as a back up and it hasn’t let me down on any shoot!




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