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What happened to the D40x? Doesn't seem to be available anywhere?

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What happened to the D40x? Doesn't seem to be available anywhere?

I can't seem to find it in stock, or in catalog at Blacks, Henrys, Aden, or BB/FS? Did they discontinue the model?
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Replaced by the D60.
Deal with it.
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What's the difference between the two models? Never mind, google is my friend.
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IMO, the D40x and D60 are a downgrade to the D40. Sure 10MP is nice, but when do you ever need such a large picture. The slower flash sync speed of 1/250 sucks compared to the D40's 1/500.
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Kasakato wrote:
Jun 29th, 2008 10:14 pm
The slower flash sync speed of 1/250 sucks compared to the D40's 1/500.
If you want to look at numbers, sure.

The D40 and D60 are not enthusiast level cameras. A slower maximum flash sync is not significant considering the target market of these cameras.
Deal with it.
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KorruptioN wrote:
Jun 29th, 2008 11:18 pm
If you want to look at numbers, sure.

The D40 and D60 are not enthusiast level cameras. A slower maximum flash sync is not significant considering the target market of these cameras.
Maybe Iv already outgrown the D40, who knows. In any case Iv found the faster sync to be useful.
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1/500 is better than average these days. What would you use it for?
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KorruptioN wrote:
Jun 29th, 2008 11:43 pm
1/500 is better than average these days. What would you use it for?
Better than average is just want I wanted in my SLR. I normally take advantage of the 1/500 when shooting outdoors, using the flash to fill. The fast shutter is important when I want a shallow depth of field in my nature shots. The 1/500 allows me to continue using F1.8 to 8, giving me the perfect out of focus background. Any slower and Id have to stop down my aperture, increasing the sharpness of the background.
Plus when I hopefully get my 18-200, a fast shutter and smaller F number is perfect for shooting telephoto without a tripod. Im sure that 1/250 at 200mm would be fine with VR, however giving me to option of 1/500 is always nice to have.
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Kasakato wrote:
Jun 30th, 2008 12:12 am
Better than average is just want I wanted in my SLR. I normally take advantage of the 1/500 when shooting outdoors, using the flash to fill. The fast shutter is important when I want a shallow depth of field in my nature shots. The 1/500 allows me to continue using F1.8 to 8, giving me the perfect out of focus background. Any slower and Id have to stop down my aperture, increasing the sharpness of the background.
Plus when I hopefully get my 18-200, a fast shutter and smaller F number is perfect for shooting telephoto without a tripod. Im sure that 1/250 at 200mm would be fine with VR, however giving me to option of 1/500 is always nice to have.

Would you care to show us a pic like this you took?

Seriously , I've never found flash sync more useful on my D70s than it is on my D300, but I'd like to see real examples of this.


Will.

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