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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 12-Jan-11 06:56 AM
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Hi Edwin,

If it works with daylight it should work with one or two light bulbs.

I just tried setting the WB with my ExpoDisc and with a sheet of white paper. The lighting was a single Compact Flourescent bulb distance about 4.5 - 5 ft. from paper and ExpoDisc.
Camera and Lens: D300 w/ 85mm f/1.4D
Exposure mode: Program
ISO 200
Metering mode: Matrix
Exposure: w/ ExpoDisc 1/15th sec. @ f/2.0 w/ sheet of paper; 1/25th sec. @ f/3.2.
Results: Good
I tried it four times total. Two times with the ExpoDisc and two times with the white sheet of paper and it worked perfectly each time.

Thinking about it I pulled out my D70S which has a similar sensor though is older than your D40.
I tried it with my D70S w/ Tokina 28-70mm f/2.8
Exposure mode: Program
ISO 200
Focal Length: 70mm
Metering mode: Matrix
Exposure: w/ sheet of paper; 1/25th sec. @ f/2.8.
Result: Good

Since I don't have a slow lens, I tried again with the
D70S w/ Tokina 28-70mm f/2.8
Exposure mode: Aperture priority at f/5.6
ISO 200
Focal Length: 70mm
Metering mode: Matrix
Exposure: w/ sheet of paper; 1/4th sec. @ f/5.6.
Result: Good
Given my results it should work.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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