Cameras forum

General discussion

Need help with Nikon D40

Hi,

I just started to get into photography and bought an entry level/basic nikon d40 - and am wondering whether or not to get any accessories? Is it wise to get things such as the lens cleaning pen? UV/FDL/Macro and other filters? if so what are ones I should look into - there is a thing on ebay for 15$ ish? for 3 different filters. So much stuff I know nothing about. As for my usage - I plan to do mostly casual photos and some landscape/flowers etc (beginner stuff). Thanks for your help:)!

~Asheeshy

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Need help with Nikon D40
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Need help with Nikon D40
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
definitely

In reply to: Need help with Nikon D40

Get the cleaning pen for your lens. If you change lens or not, dust will settle on the sensor. You will need to buy a blower for that since the D40 does not shake the dust off. A bag will be nice to have, but other than that, you will find out what you are missing later from shooting.

Collapse -
Filters

In reply to: Need help with Nikon D40

All you really need is a UV filter but not just any filter will do. It's best to use one that's multi coated or "designed for digital" so it doesn't cause color bleeding. But the UV filter won't really do anything other than protect the lens from scratches, also if you drop your lens odds are the filter will shatter and not the lens itself. The 18-55 that comes with the D40 has a 52mm filter size and those UV filters are around 20-25 dollars. 25 is much better than 180 to replace that lens also a repair for those are about the price of replacement

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

REVIEW

Sublime suburban chariot

High on style and technology, the 2019 Volvo XC90 is an incredibly satisfying everyday crossover.