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UK Photographer of the Year Won with Nikon’s Cheapest-ever DSLR

The Nikon D40. It’s the photographer, not the camera.

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Knoxville Zoo and the Nikon 18-105mm VR

Saturday was a dry and warm January day, so we took the opportunity to visit the zoo. This was the first outing with the new Nikon 18-105mm VR lens. I definitely liked the extra range  compared to the 18-55mm kit … Continue reading

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New Nikon cameras and lenses

D3000, D300s, and updates to the 18-200mm and 70-200mm/F2.8. Amazon already has them up. DP Review has a brief D3000 hands on with full specs. Hit the next and prev buttons for other new Nikon gear. Somewhere on DP Review … Continue reading

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In praise of Nikon’s 70-300mm VR lens

Good reviews of the Nikon 70-300mm VR lens keep coming. Wildlife photographer Moose Peterson has a huge kit of expensive telephoto lenses, but he still likes the 70-300mm VR, calling it Nikon’s best kept secret. Likewise, Thom Hogan likes his … Continue reading

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Long live the Nikon D40

Nikon has finally discontinued the D40, the cheapest DSLR Nikon has ever made and a great, affordable tool for making photographs. Over at Digital Photography Review, people are pulling out the photos they’ve made with their D40s. Ian Bramham posted … Continue reading

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I can’t see the appeal of the new Nikon D5000 DSLR camera

Even though I’m not ready to buy a camera right now I was looking forward to the new Nikon D5000. It was pitched as a replacement for the D40 (which is what I use ) and D60. The appeal of … Continue reading

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Nikon D5000 and 10-24mm DX lens

The release is supposedly imminent. Check it out at NikonRumors. Bali-angle LCD, 2.7 inch? [Swivel LCD] D movie image editing and enhanced scene mode Silent Mode AF 11-point target tracking AF ISO3200high sensitivity support Megapixel count is undetermined, but presumably at … Continue reading

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Thom Hogan on used Nikons and upgrades

After reviewing years of his pictures from various Nikon bodies he has this advice (no permalink – get it while it lasts): So, if you’re looking for bargains and don’t need high ISO much, the D2x/D2xs would be my choice … Continue reading

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No Nikon D5000 at PMA

That was a letdown. The D40 is being shown as discontinued all over the place. The D60 is still available. We saw a palette of them at Sam’s Club last weekend. Previous item on D5000.

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Snow!

Saturday was sunny and warm. The kids spent the day playing outside. I noticed the first crocuses blooming. Then snow moved in Sunday morning and covered everything in a white blanket. That’s East Tennessee winter for you. It’s enough cold … Continue reading

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Rumor of a Nikon D40/D60 replacement: the D5000

Nikon Rumors broke the rumor about a Nikon D5000 being introduced at PMA in a few weeks.The D5000 is expected to be positioned between the D60 and D90 in price and features. Most people are guessing the D40 will be … Continue reading

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Milo the cat

Milo showed up at my house not long after I bought it. My roommate Josh and I were sitting outside and this fat and sassy cat just ambled right up. It was obvious he had been someone’s house cat. At … Continue reading

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New Nikon AF-S 35mm prime lens for DX cameras

Pretty cool. It’s an AF-S lens so it focuses on the D40/D60 (as well as any other Nikon DSLR), and the focus should be as silent as it on other AF-S lenses. At 35mm it replicates the 50mm field of … Continue reading

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Hey D40 owners

Check out Donald Peterson’s great photos. They’re all taken with the D40, Nikon’s cheapest DSLR ever. Most of them are taken either with the included 18-55mm kit lens or Nikon’s budget 55-200mm. Hat tip to Ken Rockwell, who convinced me … Continue reading

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Make your own Christmas cards online

Earlier this year we bought a Nikon D40 DSLR. We’ve been getting great pictures from it, so my wife decided to make our Christmas cards using pictures of the kids. She found a red tablecloth in our Christmas boxes to … Continue reading

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