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    Similar experiences

    I have a d40 and have had similar experiences. To me, it sounds as if there wasn't enough light for the camera to auto focus on the moon. Did you try manual focus? Flip the switch on the side of...
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    Don't be afraid of butterfly

    I have a great history with butterfly. After a negative experience with another on-line dealer, I called butterfly, explained my situation, and they did the following:
    1. matched the other guy's...
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    What do you think of this deal?

    The story is too long and convoluted, but suffice it to say that I can purchase a very- little -used D80 and 35-130mm (?) lens for $525 US from my neighbor. She got a D90 and her dealer will give...
  4. Thread: Some D40 Pics

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    A good book to get

    I was a newbie to DSLR when I bought my D40, too. A valuable book to me has been Nikon D40/D40x Digital Field Guide by David D. Busch. Really explains the basics and gives suggestion on the...
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    Photobooks

    Both Wal-Mart.com and Walgreens.com make quality products and they can be sent directly to you. Lots of options as well. I have been thinking of trying smugmug myself...
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    Buy the lens!

    I have a D40 and I bought the 50mm f1.8, and I couldn't be happier! I use it in gymnasiums in low-light, fast action sports photos. You will have to practice the manual focus, but man, is it worth...
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    Educational Photos

    Be sure to take some beautiful photos of the landscapes so I can use them in my central Europe unit I will teach this winter to 12 year-olds!
  8. Thread: Nikon 55-200 VR

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    Yes, I definitely think it's related to the VR. ...

    Yes, I definitely think it's related to the VR. In fact, the guy at the shop said as long as I was shooting something fast-moving, turn the VR off. He didn't seem overly concerned about it, but he...
  9. Thread: Nikon 55-200 VR

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    Same issue

    I have the same lens and it does the same thing. Quality of pictures not affected at all, but I took it in to a Nikon dealer when I was in the big city and they gave it a look for free. Everything...
  10. Thread: 50mm f1.8 lens

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    FYI - Both volleyball teams were playing to raise...

    FYI - Both volleyball teams were playing to raise money for breast cancer, hence the pink shirts and pink-striped ball. It's called "Volley for the Cure" and is done across our entire state. Way to...
  11. Thread: 50mm f1.8 lens

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    50mm 1.8 Update

    Well, it's been a few weeks since I started using this wonderful little lens. I think the manual focus on my D40 is going well. This gym was an extreme lighting challenge to say the least. I...
  12. Thread: 50mm f1.8 lens

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    Thanks, Leah! I really appreciate your comments,...

    Thanks, Leah! I really appreciate your comments, as I have admired the work you have posted. I understand the limitations of this lens and only plan on using it in low light situations,mainly...
  13. Thread: 50mm f1.8 lens

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    Thanks for all the comments. I must be on the...

    Thanks for all the comments. I must be on the right track if I got you guys to go back and forth with each other like this. I think I will try to change the EV values next as Rooz suggests. ...
  14. Thread: 50mm f1.8 lens

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    New sample photo

    Hi,
    Here's another attempt at a good low-light action photo with my 50mm f1.8 lens. I used ISO 800 at 1/400 with f 1.8. No post-processing yet. Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone. I'll...
  15. Thread: 50mm f1.8 lens

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    Sample picture with 50mm f1.8

    Hello!
    Well, here's one of the first photos I took tonight (no pp) with my new 50mm f1.8 lens. I took it with a D40, set on manual. Shutter was 1/320 at 1600 ISO, and aperature was f2.5. Thank...
  16. Thread: 50mm f1.8 lens

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    50mm f1.8 lens

    Hello!
    I am the happy owner of a D40, but one continuing issue bothers me, and that is blurry low light/fast action pictures. I have a 500-200mm VR lens, but of course, that doesn't help much. I...
  17. Thanks for the nice support of teachers in public...

    Thanks for the nice support of teachers in public schools! As a 25+ year veteran, dealing with No Child Left Behind, and a majority of parents that can't be bothered to raise the children they...
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    Great shots

    Hi,
    I think your shots look great. I am a basketball mom and I have probably taken between 2500-3000 shots over the years of my four kids who have played basketball up through the collegiate level....
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    Sights not to miss in Colorado

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    Try to get to the National Fish Hatchery outside of Leadville. A beautiful trail through native aspen trees leads up to a mirror-like pond at the base of Mt. Elbert, which perfectly reflects...
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    Hi, I have had a lot of success taking indoor...

    Hi,
    I have had a lot of success taking indoor basketball pictures this season. I shoot anywhere from 7-12 games per week, as I have three kids who play from college level down to junior high. I...
  21. Thread: D40 Newbie

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    D40 Newbie

    Hello,
    Well, today I joined the world of dslr. After much research, I purchased the D40 on line from Sears (!!!) for $449. I was kind of excited by that. Anyways, I am upgrading from a Lumix FZ15...
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    Problems with FZ-15

    Last week, while changing batteries on my FZ15, it suddenly stopped working. I was in a hurry to head out the door with my camera when I remembered that the battery in the camera was low the last...
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    FZ15 Portrait Advice

    Hi Everyone,
    I have been asked to take some outdoor shots this weekend for some friends to use as their engagement picture. Any advice? We are going to a state park to use the fall foliage as a...
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    Thanks for the tips!

    Thanks to all who gave me tips to improve my football pictures. Last night's game shots turned out great. I used S mode and bumped my shutter speed up to 1/100 and 1/125. I had f2.8 wide open and...
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    fz15 football action photos

    Hi Everyone,

    Sports Mom, here. I am loving my fz15, but I need some help in taking better action pix at night at football games. I took some great pictures last Friday night, but they all had...
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