i'd keep the d40.
i'd keep the d40.
Now Adorama usually has used D80's around $650. The one I bought most recently had no box or manuals, just the body, cables, battery and charger, hence the $550 steal price. I got a MACK warranty on it just in case anything should ever happen.
To summarize: Used D80's are cool; Adorama is super-reliable and if I see a deal on their website I would jump on it.
Off-topic: May trade in my now repaired D80 for one of the used Fuji S3 Pro's on the Adorama website. Hmm...
still having trouble with the lighting, but i'll get a hang of it
One good thing is if you get a D80 - there are loads of D80 users here if you have any questions!
The D40 is more set up for a beggineer in IMHO - but does produce great results, it just has less things you can do with it. I quite like the D40 in fact and would be happy to have one as a backup.
The D80 requires that you input more yourself - but it has a lot of areas of automation if you want partial automation (too many to list) - this can help get you going with great shots.
Went to visit my parents the other day and snapped this quick shot of them. It s a little overexposed, but I thought it came out pretty nice regardless.
Here's the exif for the shot
Camera: Nikon D60
Focal Length: 55mm
EC: 0 step
Light source: Shutter priority
I did not use the flash as there was enough light (or at least that's what I thought).
By looking at this info, what would you have done differently? Should I use the flash even if there seems to be enough light?
Jemr, Which metering mode was that B&W shot taken in ?
It kind of looks like it was centre or spot metered...
OK - so a quick selective tweak using curves only does help a little - try this: -