My hubbie gave me a new camera for my birthday and I just got it this week. It’s a Nikon D40. I made the step from point and shoot to digital SLR – now just exactly what that means, I’m not sure. I know that for now, my favorite part is the absence of shutter lag. These pictures were taken this afternoon – just had to test it out. I have been researching online and reading the manual, but I think the best way for me to learn is just trial and error. The zoom lens hasn’t arrived yet, (the one that came with the camera is only up to 3x, the other one will zoom up to 11.1x) so I was on the ground, chasing the butterfly around this afternoon. He cooperated fairly well.
So far, the only downside I can see right now is the size. The camera body is not much larger than my other camera, but it has these big knocker lenses! So…out there in blogland – if anyone has any tips, comments, suggestions, etc., etc…..your input is welcome.