My wife gave me a Nikon D40X for Christmas. I find it is a great
camera for modeling. It came with a Nikor 18-55mm lens, which I find a
good lens for model photography. Many macro lenses are macro only on
the longest (most zoomed) focal length. This little lens is macro at
ALL focal lengths. Long (telephoto) focal lengths compress depth,
while wide angle expands depth. I like to take model photos a bit
wider than normal perspective.
Ordinarily I use a regular zoom plus add a "closeup" lens. With this
lens I do not need to do that. Just zoom in to set the focus, then
zoom out to the focal length I want and the lens holds focus.
So if you are looking for a new camera for modeling, get one of the
D40x kits with that lens.
- posted 14 years ago