Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Vertical Shutter Release Battery Grip for the Nikon D40

Opteka Battery Pack Grip / Vertical Shutter Release for Nikon D40, and D40x

Opteka is one of the world's leading producer of high-performance batteries and accessories. Opteka believes there is no limit to the potential of portable power and as a company they will always strive to find innovative and efficient ways to power your life in the future! The Opteka BP-50D includes battery trays for 2 BP-511 batteries or AA batteries. This provides an extremely extended shooting time. Vertical shutter release also makes shooting with the camera in a vertical position just as comfortable as shooting horizontally. Compatible with Canon EOS 20D, 30D, 40D, & 50D Digital SLR Camera only. The high-capacity Opteka EN-EL9 rechargeable lithium-ion 2000mAh battery is a high quality replacement for Nikon EN-EL9 Battery. It features lithium technology, which ensures maximum battery life and maximum power. It also features no memory effect that lets you recharge partially drained batteries without reducing performance. Beware of low quality knockoffs, they can often damage your camera. Opteka Batteries are Guaranteed.

  • Dual shutter control for easy vertical shooting
  • Innovative positions for shooting convenience, Tripod mountable
  • Includes AA & Lithium Battery Trays, 1 Year warranty
  • 2 extended EN-EL9 Ultra high power True 2000mAh, Lithium Ion 7.4v, Memory free batteries for maximum performance
  • Extended shots - Up to 25% more then original, Brand new, 2 Year performance warranty
Read the Reviews Here!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Nikon D40 / D40X LCD Cover

New Professional Hard LCD Screen Protector for Nikon D40, D40X
- Protect your delicate LCD screen from scratches and dust.
- Reduces glare for better viewing in sunlight.
- Fast and easy installation. Can be repeatedly removed and washed, leaving no sticky residue on your LCD screen.
- Made of high quality, scratch proof plastic polymer (PET).
- The LCD screen is one of the most expensive parts of your camera to replace and will not be covered under warranty if scratched or marred. Prevent scratches and other accidental damage with a high quality screen protector.

- New Premium Microfiber Cleaning Cloth- Ultra gentle! Extremely fine microfiber leaves zero scratches, streaks or marks. Safe for all lenses.
- Features special saw tooth pattern edges. Other sellers' cloths have unfinished edges that will fray easily, the weave becoming undone and threads pulling out easily. Our microfibers are made with premium materials and designed to the highest standard of quality.
- Ideal for cleaning oil and dirt off eyeglasses, iPhone/iPad and other touch screens, binocular lenses, digital SLR and other camera lenses, GPS devices, and other delicate optics.
- Clean without the need of soaps or detergents. Wipe down kids' toys, cribs, stainless steal counters and other areas you want to keep chemical free.
- Great value for your money. Reusable and long lasting. No more paper towel and tissue waste.
- Extremely handy! Keep one in your office, home office, laptop bag, camera bag and car.
- Size: 6 x 7 inches (15cm x 18cm)
- Each microfiber is individually and neatly packed in it's own polyurethane plastic bag for long term safekeeping.

Check it out Here!

Friday, June 3, 2011

New Nikon 50mm f/1.8G Prime Lens with Auto Focus on the D40!

Yahoo! No more manual focus only 50mm prime lens for D40 users. The new Nifty 50 prime with auto focus for Nikon D40 owners has arrived and its only $219!

Fast f/1.8, compact FX-format prime (fixed focal length) lens
Optimized for FX-format D-SLR cameras but equally at home on any Nikon DX-format D-SLR, this updated classic with a fast maximum aperture is ideal for everyday shooting, perfect in low lighting situations and great for producing images with beautiful background blur (bokeh). The AF-S 50mm f/1.8G includes Silent Wave Motor technology (SWM) for fast and precise autofocus, M/A Focus Mode Switch for seamless changes between manual and autofocus operation and an aspherical lens element for outstanding optical performance with high contrast.

  • Fast, upgraded f/1.8, compact FX-format prime lens
  • Newly developed optical system with Aspherical lens element
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • M/A Focus Mode Switch
  • Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX-format D-SLRs
Check it out Here!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Short Course in Nikon D40x Photography book/ebook!

This book/eBook package is your guide to getting more interesting and creative photos with the 10.2 megapixel Nikon D40x digital SLR. If you want to learn more about the concepts of photography, this book/ebook is for you. It discusses every camera setting on these almost identical cameras in a clear, well-illustrated style, but it also does much more. You'll see why and when you use specific settings, not just how to set them. You ll find that this guide helps you quickly master your camera so you ll be getting the kinds of photos you hope for. The book is printed in black & white and has a well-liked spiral binding that lets the book lie flat or be folded back. The accompanying eBook on a CD disc is a printable and searchable full-color version of the same book in Adobe's popular PDF format. It can be read on a PC or Mac using the free Acrobat Reader or any current Web browser. It also has links to many animations that bring alive the concepts of photography. Just some of the things you'll learn are how to take pictures in fully automatic point and shoot mode and how your camera captures digital images; how to play back and manage your images; use buttons, dials, and menus; control image size and quality; use all of the camera s exposure modes and exposure controls to get photos that show the scene exactly as it is, or as you want to interpret it; using histograms and the RAW format for the highest possible quality; how to control sharpness in your photographs; and how to use focus, depth-of-field, sharpness, softness, and blur creatively. Learn all about light and color and how to use them creatively. Understand how they change throughout the day and seasons, how they re affected by the weather, and how light's direction and quality affects highlights and shadows. See how to set white balance to capture colors the way you see them. Learn how to use the zoom lens and lens converters creatively when photographing scenery, interiors, people, and very small subjects. See how zoom, wide-angle, normal, telephoto, and macro mode affects your images. See how to creatively use an external flash both indoors and out and in good light and bad and how to use studio lighting for product shots and portraits. Explore special techniques such as fill and slow sync flash. See how to shoot continuously, bracket exposures, white balance and flash, control image qualities such as tone, sharpness and hue, select color modes, and use the setup, custom settings, and playback menus. Finally, learn when and why to use the RAW format for the highest possible image quality.

See It Here!

Nikon D40 / D40x Laminated Field Reference Card!

The Nikon D40 / D40x has many controls and settings designed to allow you to make a perfect exposure. But remembering where they are and how the features work together can be daunting.
If you decide to carry the user manual in your bag but finding the answer to your question can be a frustrating experience. That is why Blue Crane Digital developed an abbreviated field reference guide to your digital SLR.

The inBrief reference card is a laminated, foldable guide that answers most camera operation questions quickly and easily. The information is arranged logically for ease of use.
See It Here!

Nikon D40 & D40X (PIP Expanded Guide) Book

No real news or info on this book but amazon is selling it now! if you have it tell us about it.

See It Here!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Learn & Explore iPhone App from Nikon For You and Your D40

Another cool iphone app from Nikon called Learn & Explore, And it's Free! I downloaded it the other day and its a very cool app to have out in the field.

Nikon is pleased to offer our consumers a new way to access the educational and editorial content found on Nikon’s new Learn & Explore iPhone application now makes this material available to you, whether you are taking pictures close to home or in the field.From beginning photographer to experienced enthusiast, you are sure to find information on Learn & Explore that is of interest to you—and now that information can go where you go.Read an article on getting the most from your travel photography while you’re on vacation. Check information on adjusting depth of field or selecting the right shutter speed when you’re taking photos at your child’s sporting event. Access advice on the right aperture for shooting photos indoors when you’re attending a wedding. It’s all there on the Learn & Explore iPhone app. Photography information at your fingertips.In addition to articles on the fundamentals of photography and various shooting techniques, you can read the four latest issues of Nikon World magazine, complete with images and audio slideshows. Need the definition of a photography term? Check out the Photography Glossary.The Learn & Explore iPhone app is continually updated with new articles and information. It’s a must for any enthusiastic photographer.Are you already a Learn & Explore iPhone App user? We’d like to know how you’re enjoying the articles and images.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Nikon D40 - 2 Year Extended Service Coverage!

Extends original Nikon USA warranty coverage for 2 additional years, after first year ends, for 3 years total Nikon coverage.

Service Contract Product Number is 5795 which will cover all new Nikon D40, D40x & D60 Digital SLR Cameras

Does not cover repairs resulting from or due to misuse, abuse, neglect or accident, or from unauthorized parts or service

Valid only in the USA (except Florida, Virginia & Washington), Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

Valid for New Nikon Products Only - Service contract may need to be registered within 10 days of camera purchase. Depending upon purchase date, Nikon may be flexible with registration timeframe. Please contact Nikon USA for confirmation.

Check it out Here!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Nikon D40 & D40x Firmware Update - 1.12 & 1.01

Nikon has released a firmware update for its D40 and D40x DSLRs. Version 1.12 for the D40 and Version 1.01 for the D40x improve compatibility of both cameras with Nikon's new EN-EL9a batteries. With the updated firmware, the D40 should deliver approximately 510 shots in single-frame shooting mode using the EN-EL9a, according to CIPA standard tests, rather than 470 with the original EN-EL9 pack.

Nikon D40 firmware updates:
Click here to download firmware v1.12 (Windows)
Click here to download firmware v1.12 (Mac)

Nikon D40X firmware updates:
Click here to download firmware v1.01 (Windows)
Click here to download firmware v1.01 (Mac)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Getting started with the Nikon D40 and Nikon D40x!

The Nikon D40 and Nikon D40x were developed to enable you to take great photos immediately. This tutorial shows you step-by-step how to get started, from loading the battery to setting up the camera and using the various photo modes.

Thanks to NikonDifferent for posting this!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Nikon D40 Magic Lantern Guides

Nikon’s success in the D-SLR market has been outstanding, and the new D40 is sure to be yet another sales sensation. Written by Simon Stafford, this Magic Lantern manual gives owners all the information they need to understand and operate their camera. It explains every feature and function, plus the in-camera processing and file formats, menus and the LCD monitor, operation modes, flash, lenses, working with the computer, and much more. It’s a must-have to make the most out of this great piece of equipment.

Check it out Here

Understanding Exposure - Great Book for all Nikon D40 Owners!

This is a great book on understanding Exposure! I have read mine a few times and always refer back to it ever so often, When i first started my photography hobby everyone i talked to said I have to read this book so i finally ordered it and have learned a lot of good stuff from it. It's a very highly acclaimed book from all the great reviews and i can see why.

Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera (Updated Edition) (Paperback)

For serious amateur photographers who already shoot perfectly focused, accurately exposed images but want to be more creative with a camera, here’s the book to consult. More than seventy techniques, both popular and less-familiar approaches, are covered in detail, including advanced exposure, bounced flash and candlelight, infrared, multiple images, soft-focus effects, unusual vantage points, zooming, and other carefully chosen ways to enhance photographs. The A-Z format make sit easy for readers to find a specific technique, and each one is explained in jargon-free language. Top Tips for each technique help readers achieve superb results, even on the first attempt.

You can have a look inside the book here, check it out!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Manfrotto 725B Digi Tripod for your D40

Manfrotto 725B Digi Tripod with Integrated Ball Head with Dove Tail Plate and Carrying Bag (Black)

I received this Tripod for Christmas from my girlfriend and i love it! It's definitely way better then my Promaster 6100 i have been using. The ball head is awesome and I'll never go back to the conventional type tripod again! I have used this with my D40, 70-300 vr and SB600 with no problem! Having just one knob to turn and re-compose is great. I would definitely recommend this Tripod for anyone that does not want to spend hundreds of dollars on a tripod and still get a ball head type tripod.

Read more all about it here

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Introduction to the Nikon D40 / D40x DVD - New!

Take great pictures with your Nikon D40! All you need is this training DVD and about 2 hours, and you will have the knowledge and the confidence to create the images you want. The topics are arranged in chapters, so you can move at your own pace, and return later to individual subjects. $22.49

Check it out Here!

Please let us know if you get one of these and recommend it!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Nikon - Look Good in Pictures for your D40!

Look Good in Pictures is a unique new series starring style guru and television personality, Carson Kressley. Carson shares entertaining and helpful insights and will give real practical advice on how to embrace photogenic qualities in a variety of everyday situations such as vacations, holidays, nights out on the town and weddings.

Pretty Cool, Check it out Here!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Air Show Photography with your D40!

Originally uploaded by Click Clack MA
Well I went to my first air show (fleet week) in San Francisco a couple of weekends ago and didn't have the best of luck getting great pictures. Out of 200 shots this was probably my best and it's not that great. My first and foremost problem was i didn't study! "How to Photograph an Air Show" I just figured I'd use shutter priority and set it at 1/1000 which actually worked fine for a few shots but not all. So the next day i got online and googled "How to Photograph an Air Show" and saw that indeed i did miss a few things that would have helped.

Here are a few links to help you out before you go and shot an air show.

Airshow how to's using Nikon D40
Air Show Photography - A Guide for Beginners
Airshow photography

Monday, September 22, 2008

New Nikon 50mm f/1.4 PRIME LENS for your D40 & D40x

Update 3/11/11: New Nikon 50mm f/1.8G Prime Lens with Auto Focus on the D40! - Click Here

Nikon Inc. celebrates 75 years of defining optical excellence with the release of the newly engineered AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 prime lens that is considered by many photographers to be an essential tool with a focal length that closely replicates the visual perspective of the human eye when used with an FX-format D-SLR. Nikon’s optical expertise and modern technological advances, such as the Silent Wave Motor, help to deliver outstanding operation that is critical for Nikon FX and DX-format photographers who demand the pinnacle of photographic performance.

Ideal for travel, event, environmental and general photography in a wide variety of conditions, the new AF-S 50mm f/1.4 lens combines a superb optical formula with an ultra-fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, making it destined to become an instant classic in this digital age. This compact lens continues the tradition of NIKKOR precision optics to provide photographers with sharp, high-resolution images and the ability to focus as close as 1.5 feet for added versatility. The integration of an ultra-compact Silent Wave Motor ensures fast, whisper-quiet operation.

See Reviews Here!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Adorama lists of tips and tricks for you and your D40

online camera retailer Adorama has been assembling extensive lists of tips and tricks with a series called "100 in 100" or 100 photo tips in 100 days.
Now in its third round since December 2007, this week's set focuses on improving the results you get from your compact digital camera.
The pieces are entertaining and informative and especially handy this time of year as we head into point-and-shoot holiday season. Definitely worth checking out.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New Nikon D90 Monster!

Nikon just anounced the new D90 and boy does it look sweeeet! I love my D40 but after a year of learning on this great camera it might be time to step up to this new D90.

From After a steady trickle of leaks and rumors Nikon has announced the successor to its popular D80 middleweight digital SLR in the shape of the D90. The D90 looks very similar, but underneath it's a completely new camera that's inherited advanced features from further up the line and user-friendly features from the D40/D60 range. Oh, and it's the world's first digital SLR with a movie mode. Oher features of note include a new 12.3 MP CMOS sensor, the D3/D300/D700's fab high resolution 3.0-inch screen and continuous shooting at up to 4.5 frames per second.

 Read the Reviews Here!