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guys check this camera out would it be worth buying or is recertified bad http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830113068
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guys check this camera out would it be worth buying or is recertified bad http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830113068
Not a bad deal it seems. If it weren't for the two positive reviews I would be wary. The D40 is about as entry level as a DSLR can possibly get. They've really stripped off a few options to keep it inexpensive (relatively).

Here's a good review of it:
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/nikon/d40-review/

What I don't like about the D40 is that it doesn't have an autofocus motor in the camera body and you need to buy AF lenses to have autofocus, otherwise it's manual focus only. That's a problem because only a few Nikon lenses are AF lenses.

I would hold off just because of the lack of an autofocus motor in the body. Look for a D50 or above instead.

EDIT: Hey, check out B & H's stock of used DSLRs - some are really cheap. They have ninety day warranties on their used gear:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=&cltp=&clsgr=
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wow that eos is $60 more than my s700
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wow that eos is $60 more than my s700
Yeah, some of those cameras on that list are old. That EOS 10D is circa 2003.
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so that means mine is better or worse
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depends, yours is probably what i would stick with, i would either grab a fairly new SLR or stick with what you have, digital cameras have come a LONG way in almost all aspects and an SLR more then 2 years old probably isnt worth your time as you can get a new rebel xti or something on sale for relatively cheap



hey, off topic i know, but does anyone know of some cool themes for xp?
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i want to go to cleaveland city to take pics tomorrow so bad but i think its gonna rain
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ya, i was going to go the other day on my 3 hour break between classes, but it was raining and overcast
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hey do you edit with photoshop and if so how and what did u use to make the pics so clear? or is your camera just out of my cameras league hehe
Hey! I edit with photoshop elements, and the gimp, but most photos of mine are unedited. I DID tweak "6 feet under" a bit, Made the lights on the top of the tunnel stand out a bit more... Just a bit though. I believe in no to minimal editing.

As for clarity, I tell the camera to stay at as low of an ISO as possible- In my case I can simply set the dial to 80. Also, high shutter speeds help to a point. Experimentation is the key here!

Btw, I have 1 4Gb card, 3 2Gb cars, and 1 each of 32, 128, and 256, for a total of about 10.3 Gb. (Trips and such- really helps)

I updated my page with these 3: Ill try and have em show up on the forums, don't know if DA works like that. Anyway, these are 100% unedited (Except for removing the license plate a bit more in the one shot) and only the night one was on a tripod. All my G9, and all in Rolla Missouri









I don't know if I like this one or not... Oh well its online now.






I LOVE this shot
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yay, i dont really agree with people editing pictures in photoshop and calling them selves photographers (not that i have anything wrong with people editing in photoshop (takes mad skillz) but its more graphic design then photography)
all of my shots are stright from the camera
and im hoping to get a nikon f100 soon
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