D40 Tips & Tricks

D40 Tips & Tricks
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Many have asked whether D40 can you produce nice pictures? J

the answer is yes or no. Depends on how you use and maximize the potential that exists. Because in my opinion, the D40 with other cameras is the same.

However, you do have to master your own camera so that when you shoot the camera doesn’t prevent you from being creative. The camera should be an extension of your eyes and hands. The tips below might help you, especially D40 users, so that they can be used to the fullest ๐Ÿ™‚ :

1. Confident: Rest assured that the D40 is an extraordinary camera! Do you realize the D40 is really worth to be bought ? With a body quality that is (I think) better than other similar brands and image quality that can be compared to its sibling (D80, D200 etc). Believe in yourself that you are the one making the pictures, not the camera!

2. Camera Settings : D40 has Optimize image settings. This is where we set the output of the image to be generated. There are those who like dangdut colors like this guy , and some other people actually want colors that are not too forced due to noise, dynamic range, and so on. This requires a lot of experimentation. But don’t expect this setting to make your photos better. Pay attention to the light that is on the subject of our photo!
Tips: Setting contrast (Tone compensation) to auto. D40 is smart enough to compensate for the dark and light of the scene we face. If you are a diligent person, use preset settings and you can download โ€œpicture controlโ€ from your computer to your camera. Feels like D300 right :). nikon d40

3. ISO auto : The D40 is a pretty smart camera and the 40d is the complete opposite. Oops! The auto iso feature allows you to determine the shutter speed or aperture and the d40 will choose the appropriate iso. Trust me, this feature is really useful in various shooting conditions. But remember, during manual exposure mode, the auto iso feature has not been turned off. This may be quite disturbing for some people, but if we think about it for a moment. Manual mode with iso auto makes a very advanced mode. I call it Shutter Aperture priority. Maybe it’s similar to program mode, but we can adjust the shutter and aperture combination separately as we wish. But be careful that all your shots use iso 1600 ๐Ÿ™‚

4. My menu settings : D40 does not have many shortcut keys like high-end cameras. But you have a setting ” my menu ” which allows us to get rid of the menu that is not needed. Menus that only need to be set once are better removed. Leave only one page to access important menus such as Auto ISO, Optimize image, White Balance and what you think is important.

5. Flash : If you are asked who has the most powerful flash technology, Nikon is the answer. When you shoot with flash (normal mode), the exposure bar will be pulled to a minus value. This is normal. Indicates that the background will be underexposed and the subject will be bright because of the flash. If the desired background is also bright (filled with ambient light), use the slow sync flash mode. Exposure bar will show normal value. The shutter speed will be the same as if you weren’t using the flash, so use a tripod or rest the camera on a stable surface.

6. RGB histogram : This is the key to getting a good and correct exposure. Did you know that the histogram that is displayed when you press the bottom button of the d-pad, it’s just part of the green channel. What if the red channel and blue channel are overexposed? Look at the RGB histogram, how: when previewing the image, press ok โ€“> filter effect โ€“> color balance โ€“> see if there is a clipping channel. If you’re working with a RAW file, hitting OK one more time and you get a free JPEG conversion. ๐Ÿ™‚

7. Use Remote control : nikon remote control ML-3 is very useful, you know, apart from wireless cable release, it can also be used for selfies..hehehe. And you can easily make your own for electrical students. coming soon!