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Nikon D40 (Beginners guide)

michael

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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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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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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.

Thanks
Rick
 

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Michael,
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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