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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:06 am 
stevesayskanpai wrote:
Does having onto 3 focal points limit the Nikon at all? I am not sure how this impacts on pictures unless they are particularly busy?

Forgot abot that!
More focus points definitely help when shooting fast action - the camera can track the subject better. And Nikon D40's are placed in a line so they cannot track a subject that moves in a different direction. On the other hand these are entry level DSLRs so I'm not sure their focus systems are powerful enogh for tracking really fast action :)

I was able to take a picture of a pigeon in flight with my D40 by locking focus with the center focus point and panning the camera - the D40 handles this type of shooting pretty well.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:33 pm 
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Well I'm going with the Nikon D40. In the end it was an easy choice- like many people suggested once I held both in the shop the decision was easy. I took a few practice shots and I felt a lot happier with the feel of the Nikon.

Thanks to everyone for their advice, and to Gordon for putting together such a wonderful online resource for people looking for unbiased, detailed reviews. Easily the best site I found in helping me to make my decision!

Cheers

Steve


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Our pleasure Steve!

Be sure to let us know what you think of the camera once you've had a chance to play with it...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:14 am 
Congrats on your purchase Steve!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:19 am 
Congrats on your D40 purchase.


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