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"Must haves" for the D40?

fenris

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fenris Registered since 30th Mar 2008
Mon 31-Mar-08 03:53 PM

Hey everyone new to the boards here, just picked up a D40 to give my old FE a rest and finally get into a DSLR. One Of the things I'm wondering is are there any "must haves" for the D40 as far as lenses and other equipment that you can think of? I do a lot of wildlife and nature shots, I'm actually a Bio student and I do some field work that will be taking me around the world once I can take the time away from school. So that being said I'd like to set this up as the most flexible setup I can for field use, while taking pictures isn't paramount to the work I'll be doing I still want to be able to take some good ones.

I'll be picking up extra batteries and a new bag here shortly. One thing that I'm wondering about is there a AA battery converter for the D40 I know I had seen them from the D70 before? If so how well do they work? The reason I ask is in some areas I won't have the resources to be able to charge batteries. One of the first things I did pick up was the rubber camera armor, I know it won't really give a lot of protection but every little bit helps. The lenses (most are from my FE obviously)I have currently are:

Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm kit lens
Soligor AI-S Zoom + Macro 28-50mm 1:3.5~4.5
Sigma AI-S High-Speed Zoom 80-200mm 1:3.5~4
Nikkor AI-S 50mm 1:1.4

Obviously I have no problem with manual focus lenses, so any of those you have to recommend please do. What would be a good over all lens that would also have a good range?

Thanks for any suggestions you guys have.

Oh yeah here is a picture I took the day after I got the D40 using the kit lens. This is am Amur Leopard, one of less than 40 left in the world.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24547996@N03/2328514022/

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