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photography555
02-12-2008, 07:11 AM
I just bought a Nikon D40. It should ship today.
Does anyone know of any online tutorials or tips for a D40? I would like to be able to get the most out of my camera.

princevanya
02-13-2008, 11:49 PM
Hi,

i just bought a d40 as well and iw as looking around for a guide or something to help me understand it better.

i found this
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d40/users-guide/index.htm

fairly helpful, i also thought the reviews of the performance, and functions on this site http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/ND40/ND40A.HTM
helpful as well...

hope this is a little helpful.

Benjamin2007
02-14-2008, 05:38 AM
I just bought a Nikon D40. It should ship today.
Does anyone know of any online tutorials or tips for a D40? I would like to be able to get the most out of my camera.

Hi photo'555

In the banner advertising on the DCRP home-page there is an advertisement for Dennis Curtin's "A Short-Course in Digital Photography" website, which sells a D40x handbook; you can navigate to the website directly through this link: http://www.shortcourses.com/

The Bookstore link on the homepage opens the bookstore and the D40x handbook is listed in the Nikon section there, (ok so its the "x" version, but most if not all of the material would apply equally to the D40). The book is available either in hardcopy or as an ebook (downloadable PDF file) for US$24.95. The ebook version has 55 interactive animations. The site in general and the ebooks in particular look good.

Also if you do a search of Amazon.com you'll find plenty of resources for the D40 like:

David Busch's, Nikon D40/D40x Digital Field Guide,
which has great reviews and looks good, or

Simon Stafford's, Magic Lantern Guides: Nikon D40

Both books were published in 2007, so both are up-to-date, both appear to be popular amongst those who bought them, although Busch's book appears to be the bigger seller. Both sell for about US$13.50

I guess another option would be to google "D40 tutorials" and see what the 'net throws up.

Hope the above was of some help.

cheers,

erichlund
02-14-2008, 09:01 AM
Thom Hogan writes guides for all the Nikon dSLRs after they are released. Check out his site (http://www.bythom.com/). There's also a guy that advertises here, but I can't remember the name and I don't see it at the moment. There are also the Magic Lantern guides that you can find at Borders. In reality, most of the info in any of these books is an easier to digest version of camera manual. Thom's D200 guide does have a few good insights into using the camera, but if you are looking for a totally new outlook on the camera, I'm not sure that exists. Hmmmm......

BTW: Hogan's book is only available in electronic format. You get a CD with the book (pdf) and some additional goodies such as excel spreadsheets with things like a depth of field calculator, and some curves for import into the camera. There is a file with instructions for printing the book, and a document that gives permission to places like Kinkos to do the printing. I just use it in its electronic form. I'm not sure it's technically legal, but I have it on each of my computers (I can only open one at a time, so I guess it doesn't make that much diff).