Nikon D40 2013

Started Jul 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
eddyshoots Senior Member • Posts: 2,176
terrific deal

theopwildebeest wrote:

I can get a Nikon D40 with Nikkor (non-VR) 18-55 and 55-200 lenses for $200. Buying it as a starter camera for a high school kid. Used a D40 myself in the past and the pictures SOOC were fantastic. Do you think it's worth it in 2013? Thanks!

I'd say the lenses alone are worth $ would be getting a free camera!

That combo will accomplish just about anything a beginner might hope to accomplish. Any limitations are likely going to be from the lenses NOT the camera. My oldest son will be taking a high school photography class next semester and he will be getting my old D40 and the 18-55, 55-200 combo.

In the future (if he or she embraces photography) you might want to consider a faster lens. Learning about depth of field is a lot more fun with an F1.8 lens on the camera. Other than that, you are good to go.

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