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    tim11 and toriaj - thanks for the comments! The...

    tim11 and toriaj - thanks for the comments!
    The butterfly was very cooperative... it didn't move at all while I tried different framings :D

    Ken
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    There are 2 things I really like about CaptureOne...

    There are 2 things I really like about CaptureOne (I'm using LE version 3.7.7):
    - It has a very nice profile of my camera (D40) and I really like the colors it gets out of my NEFs even with the...
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    The Next Frontier

    http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/3661/thenextfrontiertt3.jpg

    Washington DC Zoo

    Nikon D40
    Nikkor 55-200mm VR @ 200mm
    ISO 800, F/5.6, 1/400 sec
    Shot in NEF and processed with CaptureOne...
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    Thanks for the info Prospero! Ken

    Thanks for the info Prospero!

    Ken
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    No, it is the first generation VR (or some...

    No, it is the first generation VR (or some variant of it). It provides 1 less stop than VR II and does not have an active mode. It looks like the part you quoted from the review was corrected ;)
    ...
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    The first black spot on jeff-c's record LOL :) ...

    The first black spot on jeff-c's record LOL :)

    I remember reading a thread on dpreview in which Tom Hogan said that a 58 mm lens would be preferable (as a portrait lens?) to the standard 50 mm on...
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    True. It also has the better VR II. But you sure...

    True. It also has the better VR II.
    But you sure pay for all that :)
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    Indeed! Take a look at the resolution charts @...

    Indeed! Take a look at the resolution charts @ 200mm.
    And based on my experience the VR actually works as expected.

    Ken
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    Nikkor 55-200 VR reviewed at Photozone

    http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/lenses/nikkor_55200_456vr/index.htm

    Ken
  10. Thread: Some D40 Pics

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    Thank you very much XaiLo. Nice shots...

    Thank you very much XaiLo.

    Nice shots fionndruinne & Chile!

    Ken
  11. Thread: Some D40 Pics

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    LOL XaiLo :D ...

    LOL XaiLo :D

    http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8912/dsc0235edited1ga3.jpg

    Nikon D40
    Nikkor 55-200mm VR @ 200mm
    ISO 200, F8, 1/1250 sec, Center weighted average Metering

    Shot in NEF and...
  12. Thread: Some D40 Pics

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    XaiLo - thanks for the comments! I've been very...

    XaiLo - thanks for the comments!
    I've been very busy at work, and will be for a while :(

    Take a look at this: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=23352004. Wonder what...
  13. Thread: Some D40 Pics

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    http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/6895/dsc0378edi...

    http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/6895/dsc0378edited1wq2.jpg

    Nikon D40
    Nikkor 55-200mm VR @ 85mm
    ISO 200, F4.5, 1/400 sec, Center weighted average Metering

    Shot in NEF and processed with ACR...
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    Thank you very much Leah! I really like your...

    Thank you very much Leah!

    I really like your last 3 pics :)

    Ken
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    Leah, thanks for the comment! I had to look it...

    Leah, thanks for the comment!
    I had to look it up on the zoo's web site - it's a Red-legged Seriema.

    Nice shots soccerjoe5 :)

    Ken
  16. Thread: Some D40 Pics

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    Nice DOF fionndruinne! ...

    Nice DOF fionndruinne!

    http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/8852/dsc0167edited1un0.jpg

    Washington DC Zoo

    Nikon D40
    55-200mm VR @ 150mm
    ISO 200, F5.6, 1/160 sec, Matrix Metering
  17. Thread: Some D40 Pics

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    Nice one ReG_00 :) This one for VT......

    Nice one ReG_00 :)


    This one for VT...
    http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/9243/dsc0062edited1sh9.jpg

    Taken last December at the National Shrine, Washington DC
    Nikon D40
    18-55mm II @ 48mm...
  18. Thread: Auto ISO ?

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    Poll: Min 1/60 sec, up to ISO 1600. Ken

    Min 1/60 sec, up to ISO 1600.

    Ken
  19. Thread: d40x

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    The 10MP sensor also brings ISO 100 to the table,...

    The 10MP sensor also brings ISO 100 to the table, if that matters. And there is a difference in flash sync limits as well...

    Ken
  20. Thread: Some D40 Pics

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    Thank you all for the comments :) It was the...

    Thank you all for the comments :)
    It was the alpha male...


    I still have to test it for CA and bokeh, but in terms of sharpness and VR it looks good so far. For this shot the VR helped with a...
  21. Thread: Some D40 Pics

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    XaiLo - thanks for the nice comments. mugsisme -...

    XaiLo - thanks for the nice comments.
    mugsisme - very nice 50mm shots!

    http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/7906/dsc0196edited1xw9.jpg

    Washington DC Zoo

    Nikon D40
    55-200mm VR @ 200mm
    ISO 200,...
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    Nice shots everybody! ReG_00 - love the sunset :)...

    Nice shots everybody! ReG_00 - love the sunset :)

    Adjusting to shallow DOF on a DSLR:

    http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/9482/dsc0152edited1ef6.jpg

    Nikon D40
    55-200mm VR @ 200mm
    ISO 200,...
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    JPEG until ACR 3.7 was released. RAW since then...

    JPEG until ACR 3.7 was released. RAW since then (using Photoshop Elements 5 + ACR 3.7 for PP). Not quite satisfied with the colors coming out of ACR. Tried Nikon Capture NX - better colors but not...
  24. Thread: New D40 owner

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    Hi CxT - congrats on your purchase! For a...

    Hi CxT - congrats on your purchase!

    For a gentle introduction to photography take a look at http://www.shortcourses.com/using/index.htm

    For some great tips and more detailed info (covering both...
  25. Thread: Some D40 Pics

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    Green

    http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/5790/dsc0150edited1mu4.jpg

    Nikon D40
    55-200mm VR @ 200mm
    ISO 200, F8, 1/500 sec, Matrix Metering

    Shot in NEF and processed with PE 5.
    Looks like a bit of...
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