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Old 02-09-2007   #1
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last Saturday! I am pleased with the camera so far BUT I am not 100% happy with it due to the fact that I am restricted when it comes to AF lenses. So I have been looking around and I see I can get a D70 for around $400.... or a D80 for around $800..... or a D70s also around $400.... so my question is.... the D40 itself aside from being limited on AF lenses is it actually better than the D70 & D70s? I had the D70 several years ago and was pleased with it but if I remember right it lacked speed?
I am debating on returning the D40 and getting one of the above mentioned cameras... anyone have any input or advice? Should I just stop my whining and get myself beyond those limitations by getting good at manually focusing or is there more to it that I will find later on that the camera is lacking....

* It is just a hobby for me but I would love to someday have some type of photography related job... I love to learn about photography and dont like it when I come across a *bump* (limitation)

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a bump? then a fuji is out for you. i would keep the d40 over the a d70. both nikon and sigma seem to be making more lenses that you will be able to use. while i was never sold on the hsm only part of the d40, i do think that there will be more and more of these in the future. here is a list of sigma lesnes that work with the d40.

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/news/news.asp?nID=3289
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You just got the D40, have one kit lens for it, and are looking at a flash unit. Better explore the whole system for a while and try and find a weak link in the way you use it. Better to do that than to find the perfect thing for you now, before you even explore....
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Awesome! thanks for the Sigma link!

yes, I just got it.... and I should invest a little more in it and get the flash and maybe a lens or 2 and see if I can find anything I dont like about it. I was just kind of in panic mode and thinking maybe I should return it while I still can and get a different camera that doesnt have the lens limitations.... I originally wanted a D80 but it wasnt in my budget... then I saw one for $800 and started thinkg... ( thinking is never a good thing for me)


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