Nikon D40 Review is up !!!

Started Dec 20, 2006 | Discussions thread
Erik37 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,558
the uncertainty is unsettling

paulskimcb wrote:

Please don't tell me cost..I worked in electronics long enough to
know a lousy motor costs not a whole lot...lol

Hey maybe I am super sceptical..but really...if the boot fits....

I'll concede your point, IF (and that's a big if) this turns out to
be the first in a long line of AF-less bodies from Nikon; if the
D80 and D200 replacements have no in-body AF, then you are right
on. But I doubt that that will be the case...

Just the uncertainty is pretty unsettling if you ask me.

Nikon is reaching out to a new audience, with the D40,

So what exactly does this audience gain from the missing motor? €5?
Weight? But the *istDL with motor is 5g less, empty body.

one for whom
the backward compatability issue is insignificant: i.e., they don't
own any old lenses, and don't foresee needing a stable of lenses
(because, really, who buys a dSLR and then suddenly wants to own a
bunch of lenses?)

Whether they need the lenses now or in half a year they'll realise that
it wasn't so smart to choose the D40.

And may I boldly suggest that many of those who don't go past
the D40 and its slow unstablised kit lens for their 10x15cm prints
might be better served by ignoring the hype and buying a bridge
camera instead.

Just my two oere
Erik from Sweden

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