A&P Opinions on the D40x or other suggestions for first DSLR around same $

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  1. CString

    CString New Member

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    well?

    edit: i hear that the XT and XTi have harder to access manual functions. true? i'd rather they be manually accessed on the outside rather than going through the lcd.
     
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    I really like the D40x, only disadvantage is you cannot use lens that do not have an internal AF motor.

    Have you given any thought to what kind of lens you would like to have? The Tamron 17-50 2.8 is a really sharp, fast (lets in a lot of light, for low light shooting), and inexpensive piece of glass.

    The problem though is that the lens will not work on the D40x.

    As an alternative you might look to the D50 or a used/refurb D70 or D70s.

    Honestly we could all sit here and debate about the 300D, 400D, D50, D70, D40, etc for days on end. It has been done.

    In the end it will come down to the right camera for you. So maybe give us a likely scenario where you would be taking pictures and people can give good lens suggestions and work back from there.
     
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    I would probably be shooting a lot of pics of my son, my dog, and every once in a while I like to go downtown and take shots of the war memorials and stuff like that.
     
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    you wont need anything over about 50-70mm. meaning any midrange zoom would be a good lens.

    Two that come to mind:

    Tamron 17-50 2.8 (Will not work on a D40)

    Nikon 18-70, will work on the D40
     
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    i dont know what u mean by harder to access manual functions. all you do is turn the wheel to M for manual and then use the wheel/buttons to change the shutter speed, iso, aperature..
     
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    Canon 30D is 1000 for the body and a 50 1.8 is like 65$ or the kit lens is like 50$
     
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    :ugh: :ugh: :ugh: :ugh: :ugh: :ugh: :ugh:
     
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    yeah, that's around the same price range as a d40x :ugh:
     
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    Used 20d - the manual functions on the XT i use are actually really easy to use. If you're not shooting full manual, then you dont really need the second control wheel. Another thing - d40 only has 3 AF points. XT has 7, XTi has 9.
     
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    excuse me it should have read this way:

    $1,079.95 does not eqaul $694

    price of the 30d v. D40x
     
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    Didnt notice there are two kit lenses for the d40x
     
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    Manual mode on the XT/XTI is easy to adjust, guess it just comes down to what feels comfortable to you. The nikon has a better feel too it, the canon is smaller which I don't mind b/c I have small hands, the 30d is a different league it makes my XT feel like a childs toy :hs: I'm gonna have to upgrade eventually
     
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    I would suggest staying away from the D40 just because you're limited to AF-S lenses. For the same price you could get a used/refurb D50/D70. The D70 kit lens is a good starter, or a nifty fifty.
     

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