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My New Toy: Nikon D40

August 11th, 2008 · 15 Comments

I finally got myself a new camera. After all the advices, I decided to go with Nikon D40. It’s nothing grand but I guess it’s enough for a novice like me. Also, I don’t wanna spend so much while I’m at level 1. I’m still trying to figure out how to operate this and I can’t wait for the day to master it and shoot nice photos! For now, excuse my blurry shots! Haha

And here’s my first test shot (auto focus). Meet Killua!

After an hour, I realized I can focus manually haha.

That’s it for now. Wish me luck! ^_^

15 responses so far

  • Yoshi says:
    Aug 13, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    It`s Killua from HunterHunter.
    One of my favourite comics!

  • Luc says:
    Aug 14, 2008 at 2:49 am

    That’s right. HunterXHunter is also one of my all time favorite anime :)

  • Carlos says:
    Aug 15, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Nice!! :-)

  • Nathalie says:
    Aug 16, 2008 at 3:37 am

    Wooow, i love the design of your blog !!!!
    So beautiful !!!!

  • Luc says:
    Aug 16, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Thanks Nathalie :)

  • mia says:
    Aug 17, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    I also bought this camera. I love it so far!

  • Luc says:
    Aug 17, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    me too ^_^

  • Miko says:
    Aug 20, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Congratulations on you new toy Liz. You’ll gonna love that camera. I have the same :)

  • Luc says:
    Aug 20, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Yes I love it already! I’m Luc not Liz hehe ^_^

  • Miko says:
    Aug 21, 2008 at 4:25 am

    Oh yeah hehehe..sorry i misspelled your nick…i suggest you join nikonclubph.org. you will learn a lot about photography in that website. pinoyphotography.org is also a great filipino photography community site…see you there :)

  • Luc says:
    Aug 21, 2008 at 6:43 am

    Hey Miko! Thanks for the heads up. I’m signing up right now ^_^

  • randy says:
    Aug 22, 2008 at 8:05 am

    Great choice! now you can do more magic in that cam and high quality too. Have fun!

  • sh3lly says:
    Sep 27, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    I’m planning to get that camera myself :D Not only is it a good entry level DSLR, it’s also very affordable! You’re gonna have alot of fun playing with the manual focus, shutter speed, etc.

  • Nurses & Geeks says:
    Mar 25, 2009 at 6:48 am

    hello, that’s a nice choice that you get the d40 for start up. Me, having fun with d60 and planning to get some VR lenses but it’s quite painful for a student to pay for it :D Anyways, i do enjoy your shots especially the recent ones. If you allow, i would like to share my shots posted on my site:) just ping me up…cheers!

  • ghdhair says:
    Feb 26, 2010 at 2:01 pm


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