Nikon D40 Black + AF-S DX 18-55mm Lens + FREE Centon DSLR Bag worth £49.99, £225.09 delivered @ Jessops or collect in store + 3% Quidco - HotUKDeals
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1 Like #1
D40 owner here - BUY IT!
banned#2
WOW.... wish I didnt have my s5is..... :-(
#3
good price for a cracking camera for anyone starting out plus for anyone interested jessops have a tamron 55m - 200m lens in their sale for less than £50
#4
NFS
good price for a cracking camera for anyone starting out plus for anyone interested jessops have a tamron 55m - 200m lens in their sale for less than £50


Does that auto focus with a D40?
#5
I don't think it would as they need the motor in the lens and there's no mention of it. You can use the distance finder for focusing but thats not really practical.
#6
DonnieH
I don't think it would as they need the motor in the lens and there's no mention of it. You can use the distance finder for focusing but thats not really practical.


Shame, I'm after a reasonable priced lens that will auto focus up to 200mm
#7
andimccann
Does that auto focus with a D40?


The d40 does not have a motor in the body just make sure you buy lenses with auto focus (AF)

The D40 is a very light camera, still getting use to mine as not used it much yet and slowly getting use to photoshop
#8
I am pretty sure you could get this for just under £200 from amazon after the money back from Nikon a couple of months ago. So really you are paying £25 for the bag in the christmas sales?

Not a big bargain for me.
#9
B0rker
I am pretty sure you could get this for just under £200 from amazon after the money back from Nikon a couple of months ago. So really you are paying £25 for the bag in the christmas sales?

Not a big bargain for me.


Still cheapest deal around as far as i know.

Nikon did have a cashback offer a few months back but its no longer on and no new cashback offers have been announced by nikon so this is prob the best deal at the moment so is a good deal
#10
Bit of a ho-hum deal here for a good camera that's been left behind really. Nothing wrong, just not a great camera or deal any more.

I got a Canon EOS1000D (live view, etc....) for my son from Argos early December for under £230net. They've put the price up again but it won't stay there.
#11
andimccann
Does that auto focus with a D40?


Yes it will. Just make sure it's a Nikon lens with AF-S (note the S).

Nikon D40, D40x and D60 cameras will autofocus with all Nikon AF-S lenses.

Hope this helps.
#12
Sure for someone who wants a D40 it is probably the best price at the moment.
#13
andimccann
Shame, I'm after a reasonable priced lens that will auto focus up to 200mm


not sure if the lens at link below would do!

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/301986/tamron-55-200mm-f4-0-5-6-di-ii-ld-n/
#14
how does the bag look?
#15
DonnieH
I don't think it would as they need the motor in the lens and there's no mention of it. You can use the distance finder for focusing but thats not really practical.


are the lenses a lot cheaper if there is an AF motor? I'm tempted by the D80 at £391
#16
MajorCockUp;3868092
how does the bag look?
http://www.jessops.com/bannermedia/promo/freebagtop_mid_v2.gif
#17
sach1636


This lens will give exposure readings to the display on the rear of the camera but will NOT auto-focus. For auto-focus you need an AF-S lens.

The lens mentioned in the link can be manually focused.
#18
all good.. just ordered one!
#19
poopscoop - yes they will be and if you go for the better camera you have a much wider range of lenses to choose from and from many cheaper manufacturers.
#20
sach1636


This lens will not work with D40 (or at least auto-focus will not work).... AF-S is needed

I bought same camera on amazon for around £239 just before Christmas bag not included..

Lot of heat for this 1... best entry level camera for those new to DSLR's
Hope 55-200mm lens comes up soon as an AF-S I really want it..
#21
I've got the more expensive D60 which is very similar and I abosolutely love it, alot of reviews say the d40 is the better buy as well, don't be put off by people saying its only 6 mp, rubbish, this is a quality camera.

Voted hot!
banned#22
>nice one! --- hot
#23
rodman
http://www.jessops.com/bannermedia/promo/freebagtop_mid_v2.gif

Real world value more like £20 - but better than a poke in the eye with a stick! Don't choose the camera based on the freebie though.

Do look at the alternatives first - esp Canon 1000D. Nothing wrong with the Nikon but the Canon is much higher spec so if you can get it for a similar price as I did it's the better buy. I also got a decent Lowepro camera bag at nominal half price (£19.98) so all in all a very satisfying deal.

Also bear in mind that once you choose a brand and start buying lenses you're locking yourself into the system. Two or three decent lenses will cost you way more than the camera body.
#24
Adiebear
don't be put off by people saying its only 6 mp, rubbish, this is a quality camera.

That's good advice, as unfortunately, we live in a number-driven world where people look for the number, and then assume the other product with the bigger number is better!!

i.e. "This product only has x, but that one has x+1. Therefore, the x+1 must be one better?".

Ah, if only it worked like that.
#25
THe beauty of the Nikon D40 is that for not a lot of cash you can have a complete package.
I bought the D40 from Amazon for £207 (cashback and voucher)
I then bought a Nikon 55-200mm zoom for £129.97, it is now £139.99 here
I then got a bag with tripod and a few accessories for £10 from Argos Clearance.
I recently bought a flashgun from Jessops for £32 here using codes.
I've also bought a selection of filters from E-Bay sellers for about £15.
So for a complete set up for an enthusiastic amateur has cost around £390, which isn't too bad a price for my level of ability.
And then, of course, I used the tip off here of how to get Corel Paint Shop Pro for less than £20 and that allows to me to correct many of my failings as a photographer and the occasional failings of the camera, usually meterig in varying light conditions.
#26
Besford
Bit of a ho-hum deal here for a good camera that's been left behind really. Nothing wrong, just not a great camera or deal any more.

I got a Canon EOS1000D (live view, etc....) for my son from Argos early December for under £230net. They've put the price up again but it won't stay there.



Cluess poster alert :roll::roll:

"Not a good camera...." - yeah right, you know what you're talking about :w00t::w00t:
#27
mcbazza
That's good advice, as unfortunately, we live in a number-driven world where people look for the number, and then assume the other product with the bigger number is better!!

i.e. "This product only has x, but that one has x+1. Therefore, the x+1 must be one better?".

Ah, if only it worked like that.


Too many people fall for it as well....not helped by muppetts who haven't a clue saying it's rubbish because it's only 6Mp :roll:
#28
mikeyw
Cluess poster alert :roll::roll:

"Not a good camera...." - yeah right, you know what you're talking about


I'd have a Canon 1000D with image stabalised lens over a D40 with limited lens range (choice due to inherent AF issue) any day of the week if you can get one for the price the other person posted!

Although I would love to know how the D40 is better than the 1000D? :whistling:

IMO for the amateur photographer or newbies who will leave it in Auto (point and click) mode a D40 will be fine. 6MP is also good enough upto A3 size (again good enough for the average amateur) however a 1000D has more features than a D40 and is the better spec'd camera. :thumbsup:

I have a Canon 400D and wouldn't swap it for the Nikon.
#29
pugw$sh
THe beauty of the Nikon D40 is that for not a lot of cash you can have a complete package.
I bought the D40 from Amazon for £207 (cashback and voucher)
I then bought a Nikon 55-200mm zoom for £129.97, it is now £139.99 here
I then got a bag with tripod and a few accessories for £10 from Argos Clearance.
I recently bought a flashgun from Jessops for £32 here using codes.
I've also bought a selection of filters from E-Bay sellers for about £15.
So for a complete set up for an enthusiastic amateur has cost around £390, which isn't too bad a price for my level of ability.
And then, of course, I used the tip off here of how to get Corel Paint Shop Pro for less than £20 and that allows to me to correct many of my failings as a photographer and the occasional failings of the camera, usually meterig in varying light conditions.



Would you recommend the filters? Are they mainly to protect the lens?

Thanks
#30
Read what he said - "Not a good camera".......who mentioned the 1000D or 400D ?

It IS a very good camera with all the features most people will ever need. Yes the Canon's are also good camera's but that doesn't make the D40 not a good camera which it clearly is. Why is this camera still selling so well and has not been retired from the range a long time ago ?.....I believe Nikon made this camera too good......check out kenrockwell.com...he'll tell you the same :thumbsup:
#31
To be fair to Besford, that's a bit of a misquote - "Bit of a ho-hum deal here [COLOR=blue]for a good camera[/COLOR] that's been left behind really. Nothing wrong, [COLOR=blue]just not a great camera[/COLOR] or deal any more".

Now that the £ has fallen so much, it might be a while before we see any more deals to match those of the last few months.
#32
mcbazza
That's good advice, as unfortunately, we live in a number-driven world where people look for the number, and then assume the other product with the bigger number is better!!

i.e. "This product only has x, but that one has x+1. Therefore, the x+1 must be one better?".

Ah, if only it worked like that.


I think you'll find nowadays that people are more clued up than you think.
#33
toonarmani
I'd have a Canon 1000D with image stabalised lens over a D40 with limited lens range (choice due to inherent AF issue) any day of the week if you can get one for the price the other person posted!

Although I would love to know how the D40 is better than the 1000D? :whistling:

IMO for the amateur photographer or newbies who will leave it in Auto (point and click) mode a D40 will be fine. 6MP is also good enough upto A3 size (again good enough for the average amateur) however a 1000D has more features than a D40 and is the better spec'd camera. :thumbsup:

I have a Canon 400D and wouldn't swap it for the Nikon.


I currently don't have a DSLR, but am looking at getting one (probably D80) and currently researching into it. Isn't the Canon 1000D in the same category as the D40/D60 etc? Isn't AF only in the lenses for both of these and doesn't have a motor? Is the ISO range for the 1000D a bit limited?
#34
poopscoop
I think you'll find nowadays that people are more clued up than you think.


You reckon?

When it comes to megapixels?
#35
I own the d40 and took a portrait shot and went to costco to have it printed at 12x18 inches,the bloke behind the counter said its the best one hes seen printed at that size,i did read up on the d40 before i bought it and it said it prints a3 better than most 10mp slrs in the same price range.Its a good camera for the money and there are plenty of second hand lenses on ebay for a cheap setup.:thumbsup:
#36
I got a D40 for Christmas - it is my first Dslr and I am very very happy with it - it is amazing
#37
dvdvicar
You reckon?

When it comes to megapixels?


I would agree with you a couple of years ago.

Don't forget most people have read the same info as you when researching cameras
#38
On kenrockwell.com he says the D40 is one of best DSLR`s around - he also states that it takes better shots than the D60 ( which he describes as a suckers camera) owing to the fact that Nikon have basically crammed the pixels on the D60 to the extent that they have compromised the sensor quality -excellent buy this .

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d40.htm

The megapixel myth;

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/mpmyth.htm
#39
Wires
On kenrockwell.com he says the D40 is one of best DSLR`s around - he also states that it takes better shots than the D60 ( which he describes as a suckers camera) owing to the fact that Nikon have basically crammed the pixels on the D60 to the extent that they have compromised the sensor quality -excellent buy this .

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d40.htm

The megapixel myth;

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/mpmyth.htm


I will vouch for that. I have owned a Nikon D40, D40X, D60 & D80, I have also owned a Canon EOS 300D, 400D, 450D & 20D. For the amateur the Nikon D40 is the best value for money of the lot which is why it is the only one I still have. Forget mega-pixel madness, you don't get much better quality than this little thing pimps out at 6MP. :thumbsup:
#40
joe public
I will vouch for that. I have owned a Nikon D40, D40X, D60 & D80, I have also owned a Canon EOS 300D, 400D, 450D & 20D. For the amateur the Nikon D40 is the best value for money of the lot which is why it is the only one I still have. Forget mega-pixel madness, you don't get much better quality than this little thing pimps out at 6MP. :thumbsup:


Phew that is good to know :thumbsup:

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