An admirer asked the famous photographer, “Where did you get the camera that took those great photos? The photographer replied, “The same store Shakespeare bought his pen.”
Why the Nikon D40 and not the D80, D300 or D3? I would like to own one of the latter three because in many ways they would help make my life easier and heck, they have cool features. I chose Nikon’s “entry-level” Digital SLR because I was once told that “it’s the eye behind the lens that makes great pictures, not the camera.”
The D40 is my way of hopefully living out that philosophy, while saving a few thousand dollars at the same time.