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Nikon D40 (Beginners guide)

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Default Nikon D40 (Beginners guide)

My wife and I got a combination Mothers Day/Fathers Day present from our two sons. It's a Nikon D40 camera. I guess it's time to take some salamander pictures.

Does anybody have a recommendation for a beginners guide for someone that just got a D40?



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http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d40...sers-guide.pdf


This fellow has all kinds of excellent camera related information on his site. It has helped me immensely as I slowly train myself in the digital camera world.


I miss my Cannon 35mm films...



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If you're feeling technical, this is the be all and end all of guides to the D40 (I own other guides in this series). This however is not free, but, and no offence to Mr. Rockwell, it's on another level entirely:

http://bythom.com/d40guide.htm



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check out www.dpchallenge.com A good site to learn stuff and meet alot people. Anything you want to know can be found on this site...



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Michael,
When you get a chance post some pictures and thoughts about the Nikon D40 if you can. I am interetsed in upgrading to this camera and think it will do a good job, but am unsure in the world of photography. Like you I am looking for something to take good newt pics, and fish pics.

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When you get a chance post some pictures and thoughts about the Nikon D40 if you can.
Kaysie's calendar photo from last year was taken with a D40 (the Red Eft on the pebbles - I think it's December's photo). If I were on a budget I'd definitely consider it. I think bang for buck I'd buy a D60 right now - they are going for a steal and they are 10 megapixels.



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