Sunday, August 31, 2008

I bought a Nikon D-40

Well,I have gone ahead and bought a Nikon D-40. I got it from this guy (his real world shop - #12 Palika Bazaar, not from the EBay one) The camera has good reviews, and is currently the 5th most popular camera on Flickr. I feel it's quite a steal for its price :)

Here's how my car looks like with a macro focus. (Click to see full size)

Here's a flower

And the same with my DSC-S60 for reference


Well! The DSLR shot certainly looks better :) Of course, I am just beginning to get the hang of it - there are all sorts of stuff (ISO, Metering, Aperture) to learn to really use a DSLR properly. And it uses focal length not zoom :) Should be fun!

7 comments:

POG said...

Hey... congrats!

Did it come by default with the 18-55mm lens or was it an add-on?

MoGlee said...

Its the kit lens with D40. You should see night shots with this, quite amazing!

POG said...

Put up a couple!

POG said...

Incidentally - here's an interesting survey - to buy a nikon or not?

POG said...

I think I will get one too!

Guru said...

Hey..i agree the slr pic is better, but do not bash the poor S-60 when the shot taken is at a totally diff angle :P shallow Depth of field is what ppl instantaneously like in the slrs. Anyway, keep shooting :) fun days ahead for u :)

MoGlee said...

actually I think the main difference is in lighting - I was lucky to get a shot while the sun was behind some clouds for the SLR :)