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Old Feb 10, 2007, 3:39 AM   #71
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I've decided on the d40. Thanks for everyone's help. Erin
and today? still the d40? i have to say - if i had the funds, i think i would go for the d40 as well.
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Old Feb 10, 2007, 11:02 AM   #72
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When you analyze what the Nikon D-40 can do and the high quality photos that it produces, the D-40 is a very well priced DSLR camera.

Add to that an advanced and well integrated flash system. The SB-400 Flash is a good example. It will work on all Nikon DSLR cameras, but it was targeted at the D-40 to further carry on the idea that by reducing the size of your kit, and offering more shooting convenience, you will actually use the D-40 more than your larger DSLR cameras.

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Old Feb 10, 2007, 8:10 PM   #73
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I've decided on the d40. Thanks for everyone's help. Erin
and today? still the d40? i have to say - if i had the funds, i think i would go for the d40 as well.
Still the d40. Will purchase this weekend with kit lens and SB-400 flash :-).
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Old Feb 10, 2007, 8:17 PM   #74
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Congratulations! Now it time time to take some greatphotos of the kids and post them. We will be here to help you, Erin!

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Thanks again for the enormous amount of help you and others have given. Wondering if there is a record for longest thread in "what camera should I buy?" I will definitely post photos but I think I have to wait until I am given the camera for my birthday! Erin
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We are patient, Erin-

Just enjoy the D-40 for your birthdayand post some photos when it is convenient for you. Good shooting!

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Old Feb 13, 2007, 1:50 PM   #76
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Here is another sample photo (a casual portrait)using the D-50 and the SB-400 flash in the bounce mode. This photo was taken using the Nikkor 18-200mmVR lens.

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Old Feb 15, 2007, 12:20 AM   #77
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I know it's not a D-SLR but I use a bounce flash on my Fuji S9100. Non dedicated.





And one that is Black on Black on Black :?


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Sarah, Thanks for posting the new picture of your husband demonstrating bounce flash with the d50 and SB-400.(Is that your new lens?) I compared it with the similar Kodak P series from your earlier post. Although they were all nice, I'm glad I went with the d40 and can't wait to get to play with it! I ended up deciding to wait a little while on the flash since I need to buy some accessories to protect the camera first. The Sb-400 is definitely next on my list.

Madecov, your pictures with your Fuji and the nondedicated flash look really nice. Pretty cats. The S9100 was a camera I had considered as well.

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Good Moring, Madecov and Erin-

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Yes, bounce flash can be very effective lighting. Madecov you did a great job with a non-dedicated flash. The cat photos are wonderful. Watch the amount of light however, the photo of the yellow cat is very near to having some blown highlights.

Erin-

It sounds like you are moving ahead nicely. The more I use the SB-400 flash in any mode, the more astonished I am thatwith the camera and the SB-400 working together, that duo does all of the work for you and you can concentrate on creativity.

The lens I used on the last photo posted was the Nikkor 18-200mmVR that has been so difficult to get. I can now see why folks are so pleased with the lens. It really has resolving power and does a great job. For example, take a look at this photo of Bradley. You can clearly see one hair sticking out at the back of his head.

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Please! I have followed the prices on the Pentax flashesreligiously, day after day, and year after year! If you got itthat Pentax Flashfor that price, in all honesty, you had a gun in your hands. Please give us the facts... a bit of accuracry, a bit of truth,if you could please. Thanks!

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Geez, I didn't know I'd be accused of lying. 30 seconds on Pricegrabber.com produced this:

http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_g...ntax+360+flash

And yes, THAT is what I paid. Perhaps you should learn to do some research before flying off the handle.
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