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Old Mar 14, 2007, 10:37 AM   #1
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Here's the deal folks. I have a Kodak P850 (5mp with 12x zoom IS). I'm thinking of getting a D40 + 70-300 sigma lens. But there's no stabilization.

The question is, since the D40 can shoot in higher iso (the Kodak is noisy with anything above 125), will that give me a faster shutter speed and make up for the lack of stabilization?

Right now with my P850 at 432mm I can shoot pics that are sharp at 1/100 of a sec, not every one will be sharp of course... I've even managed to shoot a sharp one at 1/40 of a sec. All at between 80-125 iso.

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Old Mar 14, 2007, 12:45 PM   #2
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Yes, just crank up the ISO. You may need a bit of noise processing depending on the subject & ISO, although the D40 is probably cleaner than my D50.

ISO 1600, 1/1600s 70-300 ED Nikkor at 400mm, cleaned up with neatimage.
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Old Mar 14, 2007, 1:05 PM   #3
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Unless the Sigma lensis an HSM version, which I don't think they make, it will be manual focus only on the D40.



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Old Mar 14, 2007, 5:42 PM   #4
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Thanks... I think I may go for a D50 afterall. The pic does loos great.
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