cheap used/refurbished dslr

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    dukenukems TPF Noob!

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    I can get brand new battery for the nikon d-40/40x on amazon for around 48$.Would the d40 be able to take some good night photos of the moon?


     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Yes.
    It's more about how skilled & knowledgeable the photographer is.
    A low ISO, shutter speed of about 1/500, and an aperture of f/5 are ballpark settings for the moon.

    What lens would you use, as far a focal length?
    The moon is pretty small in the frame and cropping the image to make the moon larger in the frame makes atmosphere disturbances larger too.

    I made a series of shots using a 400 mm lens and then composited the 4 together, but this is how big the moon is in the frame using an APS-C size Nikon image sensor.
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    those shots look very nice.I will be aiming at trying to get a nikon d40/40x,nikon d5000,or maybe a nikon d3200.I will be watching ebay since i missed a d3200 with like 5 different lenses in very good condition that ended up selling for 160$.
     
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    Yeah, LOTS of D3200 Nikons are available used!!! Nice, fairly modern, affordable.
     
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    are the nikon d5000 series the only dslr cameras with ,movable lcd screen?
     
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    dukenukems TPF Noob!

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    Does anyone use those battery grips that both canon and nikon have for their dslrs?
     
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    Most people like them, but some don't. So we can't answer that one for you. You'll just have to try one out.

    I wouldn't be without one.
     
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    bought a canon eos 30d off ebay with lens for 120$,should arrive by friday or saturday.
     

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