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The D40 is a now-discontinued Nikon F-mount entry-level digital SLR, announced November 16, 2006. Compared to its predecessor, the D50, the D40 had several features removed, a few added, and a lower price tag.

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How do I capture streets and amusement parks at night with a Nikon D40?

I have a Nikon D40 and want to take photos at night of streets or amusement parks. any suggestions on settings or lens that I would have to use
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Nikon D40 and yongnuo yn-560 ii external flash. Slow shutter speed issues

I bought a new flash last week and started using it with my Nikon D40 yesterday. The flash is the yongnuo yn-560 ii. I had a tough time to photoshoot. I was indoors and shooting on A mode. Many ...
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Is it possible to use a YN467 TTL Flash Speedlite on a Nikon D40?

I am considering the purchage of a YN467 TTL Flash Speedlite for Nikon D700/D300/D200/D90/D80/D5000: but I need to use it on a Nikon D40. Although I have been told that it can work, I want to be sure ...
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Are images like this possible straight out of a D40 without post-processing?

These are probably one the best shots I ever saw using the entry level Nikon D40 (which is the only DLSR I have). While my skills are far from pro, I think these photos are quite too good to be true ...
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How to use this flash settings / chart

I bought a used flash of this model: Adorama Adorlite Twinblit However it didn't came with a manual. Anybody knows how to use these settings? and also this one? Basically the sliders move to ...
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Does the Nikon D40x support SDHC class 10 and 6 cards?

Does the Nikon D40x support SDHC class 10 and 6 cards? Do you know whats the list of supported cards by the D40x
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Why is the shutter speed so long when using Flash in Aperture Priority on a Nikon D40X?

I'm trying to get the background out of focus (bokeh) and using Aperature(A) mode and setting aperture to lowest value. Update: I'm shooting in dim light and the flash goes off but the shutter speed ...
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Does Tokina SD 70 - 210 1:4-5.6 work with Nikon D40?

I recently got Tokina SD 70-210 1:4-5.6 lens from ebay however it doesn't fit on Nikon D40. Screen shows Lens not attached. This lens came with Nikon N2020 and is fully functional with it. Please ...
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Nikon non-VR 70-300 lens for entry-level bird photographer?

I am an entry level photographer who'd like to start taking pictures of birds. I have a Nikon D40 and am on a budget. I noticed on the B&H site that the non-VR Nikon 70-300mm lenses are around ...
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What can I do with a Nikon D40?

I have been using my D40 with 18-55mm kit lens for four years now and love it to no end. Two and a half years ago I fell down face front in a steep beach slope while I was wearing the D40 around my ...
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Why Must I Lock The Aperture On My AF Lens On My Nikon D40

I am using the Nikon 50mm f1.8 AF lens on my D40 and the photographs look excellent - I have to manual focus, but this suits me just fine for the portrait shots I'm taking. The problem is that to use ...
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Why do I have shutter lag when shooting flash in manual mode?

Why does my D40 have a shutter lag when using flash in full manual mode? There isn't a lag when shooting in any of the auto modes. EDIT: I'm shooting in single shot mode. It is a constant lag ...
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Flashguns For Nikon D40s

I'm looking to buy a flashgun for my Nikon D40 and wondered if anyone could recommend any. I'm on a budget and if I had the money I would go for the SB900, but is there a similar one for a smaller ...
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Intervalometer for Nikon D40?

We have a seldom-used D40 that I'd like to use for some timelapse projects so as no to burn out my new D7000. The D40 doesn't have a built-in intervalometer, and tethering to a laptop, while ...
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What type of lens will auto-focus on Nikon bodies without a focus motor?

I know my D40 doesn't have a motor in it to auto-focus lenses. What type of lens has the motor in it? How can I know which lenses will and will not work?
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Making HDR from D40 RAW files

1) There are enough details in the RAW files made by D40? (for one file HDR) 2) Is there a setting that I should consider when shooting raw files for HDR? Thank you :)
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“Factory reset” for D40?

I'm getting my D40 prepped to be sold, and I want to set the camera back to the original factory settings. When I do the "two button" reset (holding the "I" and "info" buttons down for two seconds), ...
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Can the default file name on Nikon D40 be changed?

Is it possible to change the prefix of files on Nikon D40 to something different than DSC_? What about later entry-level Nikon models?
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What is a good off-camera flash for a Nikon D40?

I have a Nikon D40 and would like to start taking pictures with the flash off the camera. The D40 doesn't have a commander in it. So what can I do? Do I need two flashes? One with a commander in it ...
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Preview photos directly on laptop?

I'm going to help a friend taking a large number of product images and I'm wondering how I can easily preview the images on a computer screen without removing the card in my camera? I will be using a ...
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Why the smallest ISO in Nikon D40 is 200, rather than 100?

I have a Nikon D40. The ISO ranges from 200 to 1600. Why isn't ISO 100 (or smaller) available? Is this common in other cameras? I understand that there are technical limitations to provide higher ISO ...
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Is there a way to force the Nikon D40's rear LCD panel to stay off?

Is there an off/disable control anywhere? I realize that the INFO button toggles it off, but it comes right back on as soon as you tap the shutter, and that it a problem in low light situations where ...
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How does the Nikon D40 decide which focus location to use?

How does the D40 decide which focus location to use? It always seems to choose the wrong focus area.