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Feb 10

Nikon D40 – My First Digital SLR Camera

After a long time of shooting with Point & Shoot, I finally decided to move to SLR to have more control over photos i capture… After a lot of research I finally ended up with Nikon D40 (with 18-55mm lens) as my first dSLR 🙂

Nikon D40

Also bought SB-400 external flash, a tripod, UV Filter and carrying case with it 🙂

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110 Responses to “Nikon D40 – My First Digital SLR Camera”

  1. Posted by Rizwan Shah on September 3, 2009 at 7:32 am

    Aoa Zahid Sab How are you? My Mrs have parlar and we need a Nikon D40 used or tell me cheep rate mimmum price of D40. Tell me where D40 used camera available. Nikon Shop in Murree Road nearby Alflaha Bank Rawalpindi.reply me 0312-5520890 my cell no is this 0312-5520890 my email address is this \

  2. Posted by Tasneem on September 3, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Zahid Bahi, I am Tasneem I Live in Wah Cantt, would you like to sale you camera if then lz send me your demand.

  3. Posted by Zahid on September 3, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    @Rizwan Shah: I have no idea where you could get Digital Cameras in Rawalpindi

    @Tasneem: I have no plans for selling my D40 at this time.

  4. Posted by SHAHZAD SHAH on September 6, 2009 at 9:31 pm


  5. Posted by Abbas on September 17, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    hello.Zahid Sahab kua app 80mm telescopic lense kae baray kuch bata na pasand karain gae?its make,item code,condition.price etc
    I have got Celestron Nexstar 5.1 inch alt/azm goto telescope.
    with 25mm,9mm,5mmX.Cel,2x barlow lense.

  6. Posted by Zahid on September 19, 2009 at 10:43 am

    @Abbas: sorry, I have no idea about that

  7. Posted by Rizwan on October 9, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    hello Zahid bhi do u know how much D90 Costs with kit lens.

  8. Posted by Zahid on October 11, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    @Rizwan: I have no idea about that 🙂

  9. Posted by Arsalan on October 15, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    i need Nikon D40 – My First Digital SLR Camera in used,if some one wants to sale it then please contact me.

  10. Posted by Shoaib Hussain on October 22, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Plz send me the price of Nikon D40 Camera

  11. Posted by Imran on November 2, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    I need Nikon D90 new or slightly used

    my cell number is 03012305300

  12. Posted by roofi on November 3, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    A.O.A.zahid bhai sahib plz guide me.i have only 10000 RS to buy some nice digital camera that could make stills n videos in average. i m fond of making movie clips.i only know that Nikon is a better company with low pices.

  13. Posted by Zahid on November 7, 2009 at 12:08 am

    @Roofi: w.salam, if you’re in Karachi, check the saddar camera market. You should be able to find a nikon, canon, or sony close to your budget. Check the online reviews before making the final choice.

  14. Posted by Zee on November 29, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Dear All & Zahid sb,

    With all the due respect it is nice reading your blog, just bought D3000 ( i was reading since an year for DSLR’s finally bought that for Rs : 53,500 accessories includes UV Filter, Mid Size BAG tagged CAMTRONIX, 4gb High Speed Class 6 Card ) although deal was Ok as camera alone was costing me 51,000 with One Yr / Warranty… now a days D40 even D60 is not available although i tried buying them but nil found in my area,

    Its worth reading some reviews / Comments on DSLR although there are few ppl reading/writing those in PAK…. Do you have some pics page on digital media uploaders like flicr or google as i am interested to see pak talent and upload / share mine

    Rgds / Zeeshan

  15. Posted by Zee on November 29, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    I just have seen your Photos Gallery Its Worth seeing Every picture MASHALLAH great job indeed inspiring one, i am glad we both have the same tripod it costs me Rs: 1300 from Munir Photos ( Pindi ), Yesterday i exposed some shoots soon going to create flikr account to upload… Sorry before i just red your blog not check those drag and drops holding your photos corner..

    Rgds / Zeeshan

  16. Posted by Zahid on November 30, 2009 at 12:04 am

    You could get D90 for 20K more, or a D40 used for 25K less. anyways, have a nice time taking pics 🙂
    You can find many Pak groups on Flickr.

    btw, glad to knw that my blog has readers 😀 even though its rarely updated! hehe

  17. Posted by Z@!N Bh@! on December 5, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Hello Zahid bhai plz tell me now whts the price of D40…!!!!

  18. Posted by waqas on January 21, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    here is a shop in lahore dealling all photographical equipment n cameras and printing in whole sale prices….i get my d90 from their in 1 lac wid 1 year warenty.
    shop name: sunlite studio system
    its located at nisbet road but not in market ….they r far from market n shopkeeper buy meterial from there……
    u can get any thing from their about photography
    thanxxx n best of luck…………

  19. Posted by Umair on January 29, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Any one have D40 or D60 second hand with a good range of price.

    Not to much

  20. Posted by hameed qaiser on February 2, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Dear Brother Zahid !

    Salam, I am PRO of my office and we need an Olympus Digital Camera Modle FE-26.12 ( 12 Mpxl ) We need your full quotations and On decision you have to supply with bill in tripplicate. Within a week time we will pay the amount through crossed cheque in favor of your company.
    I shall be grateful, if yo may kindly be send your company’s quotations and oblige.
    I am waiting,

    Hameed Qaiser
    Cell: 0300 5302080

  21. Posted by Rizwan on February 8, 2010 at 3:38 am

    salam yar zahid tell me da price o ur D40 whats ur demand?

  22. Posted by Laal on February 11, 2010 at 3:51 am

    hey, i went to saddar and found a shop that had really good slr’s, i found a second hand (good condition) canon xs (rebel series) for 38k and a brand new pentax kx-1000 for 38k. which one should i choose and also the guy said there is no warranty even for pentax, should i be worried or this is just how saddar is ?. I would appreciate help from anyone but only if you know what you’re talking about. thanks.

  23. Posted by Shoaib on February 15, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I am university and now uni’s requirement is to buy DSLR camera
    i preferred to buy used dslr but confused which model to buy and of course prices really matters.
    dslr are very expensive.
    I request you to suggest me good dslr with affordable price.
    I am waiting for your reply
    thanks and regards

  24. Posted by najmul hassan on February 24, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Hi zahid
    Great blog man.appreciate all this effect of your. keep up the good work.

  25. Posted by Zahid on February 24, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Thank you 🙂

  26. Posted by komal on March 3, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    hmm i ve alreally 35 thousand..i want it digital camera now..what do u say??…not bad camera???

  27. Posted by Zahid on March 4, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    For dSLR, Trying finding Nikon D40. For a new entry-level Nikons or Canons you would need to raise your budget for that. Sony Olympus might work too.

    Any good Point&Shoot Canon or Nikon should be available within your range. I would highly recommend Canon S90, SD960, or SD970.

  28. Posted by rehan on March 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    how much the Nikon d3000 cost any ideaa ???

  29. Posted by jd on March 6, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Nice Blog, keep it up

    @waqas please send a contact of the shop in lahore

  30. Posted by Khalid on March 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Sir, I wish to buy Canon 40d. if someone wish to sell, please contact me at 0300426 0328.

  31. Posted by Farooqcrackco on March 21, 2010 at 6:16 am

    can anyone tell me where can I buy a second hand DSLR (preferably a Nikon D40 or D-40x) in Pindi/Islamabad region?

  32. Posted by Sunny gill on May 26, 2010 at 12:03 am

    DEAR FRIENDS I HAVE NIKON D3000 its in 11 month warranty i am selling it every thing is available + 4 gb card

    if any one intrested do let me know i want to buy nikon d90 thats y i am selling

    03003784655 Sunny

  33. Posted by Sunny gill on May 26, 2010 at 12:06 am


  34. Posted by Zahid on May 26, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    D40 is already sold 🙂

  35. Posted by junaid hasan on May 30, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    hi how are you? my name is junaid hasan and i have slr cannon eos 850 i cannot handle it easily its difficult to handle . if u r using it canu tell me how to handle slr camera and where i should buy camera stuff in karachi like filters or lense

  36. Posted by Zahid on May 31, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    @Junaid Hasan:
    I have no idea about that camera. Camera Stuff can be found at Regal, Saddar. I usually deal with Farhan at Amin Electronics.

  37. Posted by Sunny on June 2, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Dear friends


  38. Posted by Salim on June 11, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Hi Everyone,

    Well i have a D40 with 18-55 Lense which i purchased joust few month before, I am upgrading from D40 so i want to sale it out. my demand is Rs.35,000/- for following items:

    Nikon D40 (Scratchless Condition)
    Nikor 18-55 Lense (As above)
    4GB SD Card
    Carring Bag

    I live in Karachi itrested persons can easily see the items


  39. Posted by Tareen on July 11, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Salaam…. Have anyone D60 new or used? i want to purchase


  40. Posted by fatimah zahra on August 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    ive got a nikon D40 & it’s not starting up at all.. i live in islamabad… & purchased the thing few weeks back!! it was okay a night before… & in morning refused to even start AT ALL

    although the battery’s fully recharged :/

    zahid please help me with ths ASAP

  41. Posted by Zahid on August 28, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    @Fatima Zahra: I would suggest you to take it to Nikon Service Centre in you city.

  42. Posted by iNAM on October 23, 2010 at 2:59 am

    I have D90, I need some wide angle used lenses if any ony interested to sell please contact me at or if any one knows about some shop who dealt in it so please let me know.

  43. Posted by Nabeel on November 12, 2010 at 1:08 am

    -I wish to buy Nikon D40 if someone (in Isb/Rwp/Khi) wish to sell, please contact me at 03455099560.
    @Zahid… Nice blog… only this thread have helped a lot of people. Good work.

  44. Posted by Mariya on November 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Hi Zahid,

    Wow learnt alot about DSLR’s by just reading comments here. I want to buy my first DSLR. I have been using a Sony Cybershot for the past 2 years but now feel like upgrading to a DSLR. But the prob is my budget. Can you please suggest the best DSLR under 25k?

  45. Posted by Zahid on November 26, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Thanks 🙂
    Try finding out used Nikon D40, Sony A3xx, Canon 400D(XTi).. they should be close to your budget.

  46. Posted by Shoxee on December 4, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Nice cAmera.. i have it.. Excellent Result

  47. Posted by REVIEW IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT!!! on January 17, 2011 at 6:39 am



  48. Posted by Malik on January 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I don’t know how to ship to Pakistan and how much you guys have to pay as tax, otherwise i would love to help you guys from here, Europe, Sweden.

    lot of choices and easy to buy here…

  49. Posted by sabah on February 8, 2011 at 9:21 am

    assalam o alaikum ..plz can u guid me that which dslr is good for wedding photoshoot…

  50. Posted by shayan on April 6, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I want to sell my Canon 40d+17-85. The camera was bought in March 2010 and is in a bran new condition, it has less than 200 shutter count. Can some one tell me here where can I sell it in Karachi and how much can I get? If anybody here is interested in buying this camera he can contact me via E-Mail,


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