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    I got my D40.. as a starter... not much budget.
    what else do i need to have?? or know?

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    Default Re: D40

    Most important thing you need to know is that ONLY AFS (for Nikon), HSM (for sigma) lenses can be use with autofocus functions on the D40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satan_18349 View Post
    Most important thing you need to know is that ONLY AFS (for Nikon), HSM (for sigma) lenses can be use with autofocus functions on the D40.
    AFS not AIS?
    Sorry but dont know the different terms...yet

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    If you got money, get a SB-400 flash (not expensive). Then when you take photos for people, use bounce flash and you'll be surprised how nice your photos can be....
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    Why not just go out there and shoot first? The kit lens and on-board flash are pretty sufficient. Of course, a SB-400 would be great for indoor bounce flash too.

    Btw, you just got the D40, and selling it so soon?

    http://forums.clubsnap.com/showthread.php?t=348908

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmmark2000 View Post
    AFS not AIS?
    Sorry but dont know the different terms...yet
    AFS = Autofocus Silent Wave motor
    AIS = Automatic Indexing with Shutter priority (this is a manual lens started from 1981)
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    Quote Originally Posted by huggable View Post
    Why not just go out there and shoot first? The kit lens and on-board flash are pretty sufficient. Of course, a SB-400 would be great for indoor bounce flash too.

    Btw, you just got the D40, and selling it so soon?

    http://forums.clubsnap.com/showthread.php?t=348908
    been to a Crossroads.... unforeseen

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    Quote Originally Posted by satan_18349 View Post
    Most important thing you need to know is that ONLY AFS (for Nikon), HSM (for sigma) lenses can be use with autofocus functions on the D40.
    No.. it also works with AF-I lenses and Sigma's AF lens marked for Nikon AF like this one.. http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...41&navigator=6

    It has an integral motor but not the HSM type.
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 4th February 2008 at 04:35 PM.

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    since your on a budget here are my suggestions for your D40kit:

    1. sb400 - indoor photos/bounce flash
    2. 55-200(VR/non-VR) - close-up w/ more bokeh portraits/photos/sports
    3. filters - close-up(for macro)/IR/UV/CPL/GND(landscape photos)
    4. wireless remote - nice to have for macro,self portrait,group shot(includes u),nightscape,if u dont feel hitting the shutter button..
    5. tripod - for me I invest for a sturdy/solid cheap/not ex tripod like benro @ $120 cheapest

    good luck and happy shooting!!

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