D40 to D5100 - My Impressions

Started Jan 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
awb1000
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Re: D40 to D5100 - My Impressions
In reply to toomanycanons, Jan 7, 2013

toomanycanons wrote:

awb1000 wrote:

Many of my best photos are from the D40 (I also have a D700 and some really heavy lenses). The old cliche is so true - "the best camera is the one you have with you". After having picked up an on-sale D5100, I'm really pleased with the quality that comes out of it, plus it's just plain old fun with all the features. I passed the D40 on to my son.

There was a thread here awhile back from a guy who shot a series of pics in the Maldives with his D700, D7000 and D40. Seemed like most of the "I like these best" comments were about the D40 set.

The last thing I did with the D40 was take some Thanksgiving pics.  I really didn't want to be the "photo guy" at this thing but got sucked in anyway - as a general rule I hate Holiday snapshots.  So I went with the D40/16-85mm/SB-400, knowing that it was an idiot-proof setup (wine was served).  As it turned out I got into the task and it turned out well.

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