x10 vs. Nikon D40

Started Jun 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Kim Letkeman
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Re: x10 vs. Nikon D40

rpaschal wrote:

I recently got the 35mm 1.8 for my D40. Looks like it will be very good, but it doesn't solve the travel size issue, and I'm not sure whether I'll be happy limited to that particular focal length. Hence, my interest in the X10. I appreciate all the feedback.

I just bought the Tamron 17-50 2.8, a wicked sharp lens that would have no trouble spanking the X10 in my opinion. This lens is small and inexpensive, and would work really well on the tiny D40. Mine does not have the built in motor, but that version exists. And so does a stabilized version, with slightly less acuity.

What I remember about my testing of the X10 (for several weeks) is that carrying it around was just as inconvenient as a bridge cam or a dSLR. Once you need a case ...

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