After the rain, and some respect for the little D40.

It’s been raining on and off this weekend, so I thought this shot would be à propos.

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↑Nikon D40 and Nikkor-NOCT 58/1.2 @ f/1.2.

This image was taken with the Nikkor-NOCT 58mm @ f/1.2, mounted to a Nikon D40 camera.

The D40 was an entry level SLR camera, announced by Nikon in late 2006.  Given we are currently in 2011, this camera is ancient by digital camera standards.  However, it has a 6 megapixel DX format CCD sensor.  The “CCD” part is what interests me because, along with a weak AA filter, this is exactly what you will find in the Leica M9 (although, in the M9 there is a larger “full frame” 18 megapixel sensor).

I’ve always been attracted to the look of photos captured by CCD sensors with weak AA filters, as the output is just more “vivid” to my eye – even when shooting with the dreamy NOCT @ f/1.2.

Here is one more photo with the same combo:

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↑Nikon D40 and Nikkor-NOCT 58/1.2 @ f/1.2.

One thought on “After the rain, and some respect for the little D40.

  1. Stefan Elf says:

    Those shots are magical! Absolutely lovely. I do love the shots I used to take with the Nikon D50 – with a very similar (if not identical) sensor to the D40. Oh well, the D700 has many other virtues. But there was something special about the CCD, I think you’re on to something there.

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