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[#] Fri Nov 17 2006 08:20:00 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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Technically its a lower model but they added as well as they took away. Took away: Topside LCD (status LCD), autofocus motor (means you can only use newer generation AF lenses, not the older ones), autofocus went from 5 zones to 3 zones, no bracketing modes, and a couple of config options are gone. Also some direct access button modes are now in menus. What they added: Bigger, better LCD 2.5 inch 230K pixels (old one was 2 inch 130K), SDHC card support, ISO 3200, brighter flash, slightly bigger view in viewfinder, improved continuous shooting mode, improved auto ISO mode.

So basically it is made for the first time DSLR buyer, who doesn't have a lot of older Nikon lenses. Most of the lenses from the last 10 years or so will work though. Same sensor as the D50 and D70, so it should take equal quality shots. The battery is smaller, and with greater reliance on the large LCD (since there's no monochrome LCD), it might mean shorter battery life.


But anyway it looks nice.. and CHEAP.. and SMALL. If it had existed when I got my D50 I might have chosen it, since size and weight matter to me. I chose the D50 over the D70 mainly because it was smaller. I said before (a few weeks ago) that I think Nikon is re-arranging their line. They came out with the D200 which is the high end prosumer model now, the D80 below that which has the 10MP sensor from the D200, and a lot of good stuff.. that is a serious amateur model.. that kinda squeezes the market for the not-that-much-cheaper D70. And now the D40 consumer SLR which yea in terms of shooting features doesn't have as much as the D50, but it is really close for significantly less, so it takes a lot of the potential D50 buyers. I think it is likely that there will soon be a replacement model for the D50, D70 or both. I think there will be a D60 and they will drop the D50. They might keep the D70 only because it is very popular, but if so they'll improve it.

[#] Fri Nov 17 2006 09:25:03 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Nikon is also almost due for a new professional model early next year.


I think that I may wind up purchasing a D200 as a second body and leave a lens on that I use a lot (24-70), and then leave an 80-200 on the D2h. Having the ability to shoot 8 fps, it almost acts as an image stabilizer with a long lens. (I know this makes no sense, but I'll try and post an 8 frame burst handheld at 200mm.... You'll see 2-3 shots that are in sharp focus.


[#] Fri Nov 17 2006 11:57:38 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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D40 hands on preview......


http://www.dpreview.com/articles/nikond40/

[#] Wed Dec 20 2006 16:18:09 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Review of Nikon's new D40.....

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond40/

[#] Fri Dec 22 2006 11:53:10 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Nice. I wonder how soon the price will come down.

[#] Sat Dec 23 2006 06:37:54 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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I don't think it'll come down too far or too fast.

[#] Sat Dec 23 2006 09:05:02 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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You have to think in terms of the IG Depreciation Scale, in which I'll be happy to buy a D50 or D40 in five or six years when most people think they're completely obsolete.

[#] Sat Dec 23 2006 12:41:20 EST from Grey Elf @ Uncensored

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Ordered my Contax G2 yesterday with a F2 45mm lens.

Happy Festivus to me!

[#] Thu Dec 28 2006 15:47:43 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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A stunning photo of San Francisco after the great earthquake....

VERY large.

http://robroy.dyndns.info/lawrence/Images/san_francisco_in_ruins.jpg

[#] Thu Dec 28 2006 20:45:54 EST from IO ERROR @ Uncensored

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That means right-click it and save as... You'll probably crash your computer if you try to load it up in your browser.


[#] Mon Jan 01 2007 18:30:20 EST from Freakdog @ Uncensored

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Can anyone tell me...is there any significant difference between UV and/or polarizer filters that are marked as "digital" and the ones that aren't marked as such?

[#] Mon Jan 01 2007 19:57:41 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Nope. Same thing.

[#] Mon Jan 01 2007 21:43:28 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Kind of like those crazy high-tech "digital-ready headphones" ?

[#] Mon Jan 01 2007 23:48:33 EST from Freakdog @ Uncensored

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Good...thanks.

I'd bought a UV/Polarizer pair, and was a little concerned when I suddenly started seeing distinctions being made.

One more question...any thoughts on those "close up" filters, which are supposed to add +1, +2, and/or +4 magnification to your camera (with/without its built-in zoom)?

[#] Tue Jan 02 2007 07:55:59 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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They work, but they're generally of poor quality. You're better off with a macro lens (if your camera supports it).

[#] Thu Jan 04 2007 17:08:16 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Tue 02 Jan 2007 07:55:59 AM EST from Ragnar Danneskjoldin Shutterbugs> @uncnsrd (Uncensored)

They work, but they're generally of poor quality. You're better off with a macro lens (if your camera supports it).


My camera, a Panasonic FZ20, has a macro mode, and with the Peraraal PA62H adapter and appropriate step rings, adding them isn't difficult.

Right now, I'm bidding, on eBay, on an Olympus B300 teleconverter, and have my eye on a TCON-17, and a Sony one, as well.

So, that answers that question...look into a macro lens instead of a macro filter...at least for real close up stuff. 



[#] Thu Jan 04 2007 17:23:39 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Interesting...I'm looking at a Sony VCL-M3358 "Close Up Lens"...doesn't look that much different than the close up filters...kinda figured that I'd see something bigger.

[#] Fri Jan 05 2007 12:29:10 EST from Freakdog @ Uncensored

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Read something else, last night...apparently, there aren't really any close up "filters"...they're all close up "lenses", but some of the manufacturers call them filters, because of their form factor and how they mount.

[#] Mon Jan 08 2007 23:19:23 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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eBay'd myself an Olympus B300 1.7x teleconverter lens and an Olympus WCON-0E wide angle converter lens.

I think I'm going to have some fun with this stuff.

[#] Mon Jan 08 2007 23:26:22 EST from Freakdog @ PixelBBS

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Crud...that's a WCON-08E.

Fly, magic fingers, fly.

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