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Monday, April 23, 2007

My New Toy

I finally took the plunge and bought myself a dslr, the new Nikon D40. New because it was released only last September 2006 as the entry-level DSLR of Nikon. Though I've used digital cameras since 2000 (Epson PhotoPC 650 and Sony Cybershot l P71), using a DSLR camera is an entirely new experience to me.

I need to get used to some practices. For one, shots are composed on the viewfinder itself, not on the LCD. The photo shows up on the LCD after the shot is made. Sometimes I still catch myself looking at the LCD instead of the viewfinder. Also, I am still experimenting on the different shooting modes available on the D40. I like to do the macro mode especially with plants. Right now, I see that I would need to save for a lens with a greater focal range (an 18-200 mm perhaps?)

Here are some shots I've made so far. Hopefully I'd be able to post more later.


  1. congratulations on your new toy! gaganda ng photos mo a! lalo na the dolls. ganda ng depth of field!
    keep the photos coming ha. eager to see more.

  2. may online photo contest daw! on plants and flowers! check this site. online submission lang ata. sounds interesting... and
    you might be interested. sali tayo!