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Yes they did.

I'm getting the D40 tomorrow I think. but I'm having a hard time going from my P&S 10MP Camera to a 6MP Camera. or will the D40 DSLR just blow away my ghetto Kodak 10MP camera I currently have. it's just a thin crapper. and a backup as the old Canon 630 died early death.

Would it be worth it to get the D60..?

also the D40, is it easy enough for a beginner like me to take good shots. and what would I need to take some amazing Macro shots?
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in mine it's fairly simple but I'm a noob
450d
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50mm f/1.8
sunpak 383 flash

hoping to get a 70-300mm sigma APO lens here but too broke to buy new rightn now.

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Rebel XSi and a kit lens *sigh*
the kit lens that comes with the XSI isn't that bad of a lens.
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My gear is listed in my sig. I have a 50D body on the way though.

Admin: you have a small fortune worth of equipment there. All those Ls!
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XSI/18-55mm kit, 58mm UV protector thingy..extra battery ...uhhh...i got all this two days ago...YAHHTZEE i want a zoom lens badly :l
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Yes they did.

I'm getting the D40 tomorrow I think. but I'm having a hard time going from my P&S 10MP Camera to a 6MP Camera. or will the D40 DSLR just blow away my ghetto Kodak 10MP camera I currently have. it's just a thin crapper. and a backup as the old Canon 630 died early death.

Would it be worth it to get the D60..?

also the D40, is it easy enough for a beginner like me to take good shots. and what would I need to take some amazing Macro shots?
don't look at the megapixles.there is a lot more to taking a picture then more megapixles. a LOT more. plus more megapixles can actually cause some issues also.
one of the biggest advantages would be flexibility and much less noise in your pictures.
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XSI/18-55mm kit, 58mm UV protector thingy..extra battery ...uhhh...i got all this two days ago...YAHHTZEE i want a zoom lens badly :l
You have a zoom lens, the factor just isn't that large. If you want a good relatively inexpensive zoom, go for the Canon EF 28-135 USM IS, an awesome "walkabout" lens which can be had for less than $400.
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post #27 of 659
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Originally Posted by xguntherc View Post
Yes they did.

I'm getting the D40 tomorrow I think. but I'm having a hard time going from my P&S 10MP Camera to a 6MP Camera. or will the D40 DSLR just blow away my ghetto Kodak 10MP camera I currently have. it's just a thin crapper. and a backup as the old Canon 630 died early death.

Would it be worth it to get the D60..?

also the D40, is it easy enough for a beginner like me to take good shots. and what would I need to take some amazing Macro shots?
Reasons for the D40 and D60 were spelled out in the OCN Camera Club thread, but to reiterate, I say go for the deal you're considering for the D40. The D60 is rather large jump in price for not that many significant upgrades. Besides the D40, you might look at the D40x, which has a 10 MP sensor.

To take amazing macro shots, you need a macro lens! However, decent macros can be taken with a standard zoom, you just won't be able to get as close as you would with a macro lens.

The D40 is fairly user-friendly being an entry-level DSLR, but basic photographic knowledge is required for taking any kind of good shot, e.g. proper aperture settings, shutter speed, ISO speeds, composition, post-editing, etc.
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Oly E-510 Body

14-42mm f/3.5 - 5.6
10-150mm f/4 - 5.6
35mm f/3.5 Macro

CPL and UV Filters

I am looking into buying some nicer glass, but need to save up a little more.
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Oly E-510 Body

14-42mm f/3.5 - 5.6
10-150mm f/4 - 5.6
35mm f/3.5 Macro

CPL and UV Filters

I am looking into buying some nicer glass, but need to save up a little more.
Nice, someone with an SLR that isn't Canon or Nikon! Now we need to find the Pentax SLRers.
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Thanks Gonetomorrow.

so If I don't know a lot about all that you just mentioned at the end there. I'll still be able to take some decent shots, and learn along the way right..?
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