Thanks for the anwers!
Mreimann, those are some real nice pics. Hope I can duplicate!
So I got the camera. And I have a story that goes with it:
So I go into OfficeMax, ask the lady behind the counter if the D40 was in stock. She calls a manager. He comes down, goes into the back and comes out with the box. Brings it to the register and I pay and move on.
So I go home. Wasn't sure if I was keeping it at that point. (Wasn't sure if I was going to plunk down $600+ for a newer dSLR at that point)
Fast forward a few hours, I decide to check it out. I open the box and the kit lens s just sitting there all unprotected. I'm like Hmm.... So I proceed to move the tons of info and manuals to get to the body. Pull out the box and it is light as a feather. No body!
Now, I am like WTF!
So I call the store and get the manager. All along thinking that this guy is going to give me a hard time thinking I am pulling a fast one. So I get to talk to him and he explains to me that the one I bought was the box for the display model and the display model is still in the store. So, I calmly mentioned to him how lame that was that I was sold the display box. He gives me some line on how the display boxes are stored in another place blah blah blah. So I told him he needs to find a brand new one for me and have it hear Monday, Tuesday at the latest. (UPS overnight). Anything less would not be accepted. He calls me back and tells me he has one being shipped in for either Mon or Tues. All I have to do is go in and swap it out. We shall see...
Can you believe that? How does something like that happen? Wouldn't a "Dsiplay Model" sticker on the box help out people out so this type of thing would never happen? I mean, shame on me for not checking the box but I didn't know. Paying retail and tax is something I do rarely on big purchases (Amazon
FTW). I mean to me the box seemed full. Never had a dSLR kit in my hands for reference. Ah well....
So, I intend to go in when the thing gets here and see if they will do something for my troubles. I have a family get-together with my Dad's side this Sunday that I would have DEFINATELY used this camera for and yet missed some golden shots with my son's cousins. We don't see them often and they are all babies. Kind of a let down. Maybe I can wave the box at them and get them to laugh at me and someone else can take the pic!
..anyways, does anyone have any tips to help me start out? And should be looking into another lens? I hear a 50mm f/1.8 is the way to go. Does that come in AF-S (as the D40 has no autofucos motor in the body)?
Thanks as always!