The new Nikon D40 and D40x are the first Nikon bodies without a built in auto focus motor. This means that the any lens used with the D40 and D40x will need the auto focus motor built into the lens. These lenses are called AF-S lenses. Sigma has a large line of compatible AF-S type lenses.
The following Sigma lenses are fully compatible with the Nikon D40 and D40x:
[tags]sigma, lens, lenses, compatible, compatibility, nikon, d40, d40x[/tags]
What? How can a camera that doesn’t even exist yet have a history? Good question. However, the Nikon D3 has been floating around the Internet since at least 2003. It’s gathered quite a following and a considerable, ever-changing feature list. Trust me, you want one . . . no, you want two. [Read more…]
Microsoft is putting some serious juice up for killer student photos:
For student photographers, this is an opportunity to Kick Start Your Career as a future professional photographer. The exciting prize packages include a Grand Prize of US$20,000 cash and a digital workflow prize package. There will also be three First Place winners in the following categories: Nature & Landscape; People & Portraits; and Fine Art who will each win US $2000 cash and a digital workflow prize package as well.
[tags]microsoft, photo, contest, win, prize, money, digital, camera[/tags]
Or, so the latest rumor has it.
The Canon retailer in Paris where I bought a lot of stuff just told me that Canon has annonced them the 40D will the there in July. They did not get any details (except it will be an EF-S compatible camera), but they say that the 5D replacement will not ship this year.
For what it is worth…
Another FM user, wimg, bolsters the rumor’s credence and adds a little extra juice to it:
Spoke with 2 Canon reps, over the last 6 weeks or so, and one of the major retailers’ store owners over here.
The 40D is expected in store at the end of June, and at the latest the beginning of July. This is what they said. No specs, though.
Furthermore, the replacement for the 1Ds MkII is expected in September, and at the latest beginning of December. [see page 4]
Whatever its worth, it’s another rumor for us to chew on. I can’t imagine the marketing from Canon would hold on much longer if it really will be there in July. The coming days will tell.
Finally, to throw a little more fuel on the fire, Peter Bernik over at PMA Rumors reports that he has received the same information from an independent source.
[tags]canon, 40d, rumor, digital camera, news, dslr, eos, may, 1 Ds, mark ii, mark iii[/tags]
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What should you be using? A dedicated macro lens or a close-up filter? I dunno. But you’ll find a great article over at Lonewolf Online that gets into the details. Check it out. They’ve got some great sample images comparing a variety of different setups.
[tags]macro, lens, macro, digital, camera, close-up, filter, review[/tags]
A short video: Kieran shows you how to capture stunning images using his Canon 400D – this episode he photographs a fisherman in a beautiful scottish loch.
[tags]canon, rebel xti, 400d, eos, video, review, learn, how to, digital camera[/tags]