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Digi 8 78 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 11:26AM
My name is Jill

I live in South Wales UK

I only have a Kodak easyshare C340 camera at the moment. But I am looking at upgrading to a Nikon D40X very soon.

I was recommended a Nikon DLSR by a friend so that is why I am going for one.

This will be my first proper camera.
I really don't know that much about photography or settings in digital camera so I will be asking loads of questions.

Usually I just point the camrea at the subject press the shutter and hope for the best. Some of my macro pictures I am quite proud of but any suggetions would be most helpful.

Thanks Jill

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MattGrayson 8 622 3 England
21 Jun 2007 11:32AM
Hi Jill,
welcome to the site. I hope you enjoy yourself with us and get loads of help and information. take a look in our Review section if you're still unsure about the choice of camera. Looking forward to seeing your Macro images! Smile
dathersmith 8 550 12 England
21 Jun 2007 12:18PM
Hi Jill,

I was in a similar position myself in April and swapped from a compact to Nikon D40. I love the camera and this site is a wonderful source of help, information and inspiration. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

jaspernina 8 1.0k Wales
21 Jun 2007 12:49PM
Hi Jill

Welcome to EPZ. I've recently joined this site & upgraded from a compact, i bought a Nikon D200, which i found a little daunting. My friend has a D40x, and it is much more related to a compact compared to my D200. So you'll find transition easier and with great results. Look forward to seeing your images.

Also live in South Wales, Pembrokeshire.

User_Removed 11 17.9k 8 Norway
21 Jun 2007 1:45PM
Welcome to the 'Mad House' Jill. Have fun and enjoy your 'tography!

cameracat 11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
21 Jun 2007 2:13PM
Hi Jill, Wecome aboard the good ship EPZ, Ask lots of questions, Join in on the forums, Take loadsa pic's, And above all have fun doing it all.

uggyy 9 2.1k 9 Scotland
21 Jun 2007 4:19PM
Im sure you will have a good time on here, a good friendly bunch Smile

You will love the D40x, nice wee camera and will give you fantastic shots.

Digi 8 78 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 4:26PM
Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

I was hoping to put some pictures in my gallery but a message keeps coming up saying only one per day.
jaspernina 8 1.0k Wales
21 Jun 2007 4:28PM
If you become an e2member i believe you can upload 16 images.
jeanie Plus
11 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 4:31PM

Hi and welcome to the site. Yes you can upload up to 16 images within the first week of joining E2, and after that its one a day.

Hope you enjoy the site, it's a great place to be.

Digi 8 78 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 4:55PM
Thanks Jaspernina & jeanie.
ZenTog 13 7.9k 1 England
21 Jun 2007 4:59PM
welcome to the Asylum , its real madhouse here but fun and you can learn a lot , just watch out for the weirdos and stalkers!!! only kidding Boyds ok really!!!!
Geoffphoto 9 13.5k United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 5:03PM
Hi Jill, welcome to the site !

Just beware the Cornish lot and anybody called Paul Frost - apart from that they're not a bad bunch - just one tip - don't start a thread with the line -
"I'm thinking of buying my first DLSLR ,should I buy a Nikon or a Canon and what lenses do I need ? " LOL Smile
ZenTog 13 7.9k 1 England
21 Jun 2007 5:07PM
and anybody who lives in St Ives claiming to drive a sports car and , also claims his uncle sank the titanic
Geoffphoto 9 13.5k United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 5:08PM
Jill - it's all true I tell you !! Smile

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