nikon d40

Users of the Nikon D40 through Nikon D5000 cameras are probably aware of the fact that these cameras cannot autofocus with all Nikon-compatible lenses.  These cameras lack a built-in autofocus motor and, therefore, must rely on the motors inside the lenses in order achieve autofocus.

Since the introduction of the D40, Nikon has shown a commitment to making lenses that are compatible with all its DSLRs by putting autofocus motors inside.  The following list contains those current lenses from Nikon and will be amended as new, compatible lenses are introduced. [click to continue…]

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Nikon D40 Discontinued

by on April 16, 2009

in Nikon

Amateur Photographer is reporting word from Nikon that the popular D40 has finally been discontinued, with the Nikon D60 and D5000 rounding out the bottom end of the Nikon DSLR lineup.

[via AP]

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Nikon has released firmware updates for the D40 and D40x DSLRs.

Nikon D40 firmware updates:

The following issues has been resolved in A firmware version 1.12:

With firmware Ver. 1.11 and earlier, the number of images that could be captured (battery performance) when an EN-EL9a was used was less than when an EN-EL9 was used. By upgrading A firmware to Ver. 1.12, EN-EL9a performance is maximized so that more images can be captured (battery performance) when an EN-EL9a is used than when an EN-EL9 is used.

Number of shots possible (battery performance) with EN-EL9a (1,080 mAh)

  • Single-frame shooting mode: Approximately 510 shots (with testing according to CIPA standards*)
  • Continuous shooting mode: Approximately 2,400 shots (with testing according to Nikon standards*)

Download firmware v1.12 (Windows)

Download firmware v1.12 (Mac)

Nikon D40x firmware updates:

The following issues has been resolved in A firmware version 1.01:

With firmware Ver. 1.00 the number of images that could be captured (battery performance) when an EN-EL9a was used was less than when an EN-EL9 was used. By upgrading A firmware to Ver. 1.01, EN-EL9a performance is maximized so that more images can be captured (battery performance) when an EN-EL9a is used than when an EN-EL9 is used.

Number of shots possible (battery performance) with EN-EL9a (1,080 mAh)

  • Single-frame shooting mode: Approximately 510 shots (with testing according to CIPA standards*)
  • Continuous shooting mode: Approximately 2,400 shots (with testing according to Nikon standards*)

Download firmware v1.01 (Windows)

Download firmware v1.01 (Mac)

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Weekend Digital Camera Deals

by on January 31, 2009

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Both Ritz and B&H Photo have some solid deals this weekend.

B&H has some good rebates/discounts on Sony DSLRs.  Like the Sony A200 with 18-70mm and 75-300mm lenses for $549.99.

More Sony deals at B&H Photo here.

Ritz has a few good discounts and offers currently available:

Nikon D40 w/ 18-55mm AFS DX VR and 55-200mm AFS lenses, Gadget Bag & DVDs, Free Epson Printer Offer, Free Shipping & No Sales Tax

Epson Stylus Photo Printer – Free After Rebate

They’ve also put up their Valentine’s Day deals for those of you looking to score a pink or purple camera for V-day.

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Nikon DSLR Reviews

by on June 12, 2007

in Nikon

Reviews of Current Generation Nikon DSLRs

Nikon D3000

Nikon D5000

Nikon D90

Nikon D300s

Nikon D700

Nikon D3s

Nikon D3x

Reviews of Previous Generations Nikon DSLRs

Nikon D40

Nikon D40x

Nikon D50

Nikon D60

Nikon D70

Nikon D70s

Nikon D80

Nikon D200

Nikon D300

Nikon D2X

Nikon D2Xs

Nikon D2H

Nikon D3

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