Nikon D40x

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  1. Ptyler22

    Ptyler22 TPF Noob!

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    I originally posted this in the Digital Disscusion forum but I didn't get any responses so I am trying it again here.

    I am new to photography and was lookin at a d40 basically because it is the cheapest DSLR out there but I was just looking on Adorama and you can get a D40x body for $469. This seems like a good deal no? The only problems are: 1. It is refurbished by Nikon, what exactly does this mean? do you not reccomend getting a refurbished camera? 2. Can I get a basic lens for it for like $40 or $50?

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    If you would like to get a lens with it i would suggest buying the camera that comes with a kit lens about refurbished cameras you will have to ask someone else.
     
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    A cheap good lens in the nikon 50mm 1.8d. I got mine for $115, It's really fast and sharp but I dont know if it will auto focus with a d40/d40x but even if it doesnt its still an awesome lens and as far as the refurbished part I dont know much about that but if it was refurbished by nikon im thinking it will still be like new.
     
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    If you look around from time to time you can find refurbished D40's with the 18-55 lens for $399, and the D40 (not x) is a better camera in a lot of ways than the D40x is. I wouldn't have any problem buying a refurbished camera. They're basically as good as new, and you get a 90 day factory warranty with them. But yeah, you could get the D40x body only and then pickup a used lens too. Used 18-55's are less than $100, I scored an 18-55VR from a D60 kit for $135, and my favorite used kit lens of all, the 18-135, you can get for about $200 used.
     

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