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  1. D40

    D40 TPF Noob!

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    Hey, I just perchased my first DLSR and love it greatly and want to know what kind of accessories you all find important? For example:

    Do you reccommend Camera Armor?
    Which Speed light works best with the D40?
    Do the sun filters (Hard ones) that screw on the end of the lense work well or are they not worth it.

    Thanks, I am sure I will have more Questions soon:)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    A Tripod is always a good accessory. A Circular Polarizer (filter) is also a great accessory to have. The Nikon SB-600 is a good flash unit.
     
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    Thanks for the fast answere. I do have a tripod but that is it at the moment. I have been looking at the camera armor recently and wondering if that is worth the money and how well it works? Any camera armor users? Thanks
     
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    Ok, that flash is the one I was looking at at Circuit city, glad to hear it is a good one:)
     
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    I've seen that 'camera armor'...although not in person. It looks interesting...but I don't know how useful it would be. It would surely protect against most bumps and scratches but a drop would still be a shock for all the internal parts and the lens or lens to camera connection...which the armor doesn't protect.

    If it's not too expensive, it might be worth it...but just being careful will your camera is free.
     
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    Thanks, I may give it a try, just to keep it from minor scratches and such. I will be going to a graduation next week and am thinking about taking pictures, and was wandering what setting would be best for that sort of situation. I do not know much about using the camera in Manual mode and would like to get the best pictures I can?
     
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    I wonder what exactly you mean by "sun filter". A lens hood that usually comes with your lens is important to reduce lens flare when shooting in sunny situations. As far as a glass UV filter I am not a big fan some people reccomend them highly to protect your lens.
     
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    Camera armor isn't worth it. I mean honestly, think about it are you REALLY going to need it?

    For the graduation, if it's going to be indoors, set your ISO to 1600 and leave your aperture wide open. You're also going to need to get pretty close becuase 55mm isn't that long.
     
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    instead of armor... buy insurance its better and cheaper :)

    even with armor, drop it in the river or bounce it off some rocks..... its scrapped :(

    with insurance you get a new lens and camera yay :)
     
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    The best accesory for the D40.
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    Nikkor AF-S lenses
     
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    Thanks for the tip, I follow on the ISO but what do you mean by "aperture wide open"? Yes I do need another lense:) There is one at Circuit City that goes to 200mm for around $250 and it has the AF motor so that is covered.

    What kind of insureance are you talking about- the extended warrenty?
     
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    I've wondered about insurance. Do I need to buy separate insurance for my camera, or is it covered by my home insurance?
     

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