I make no pretensions towards being an avid/professional photographer - I just wanted a small/portable point-and-shoot digital camera which could take, to my eye, excellent photos with a minimum of fuss.
I have a question about the Camedia Software which Olympus ships with their digital cameras. Apparently, the "Camera Settings" portion of the software is only compatible with cameras with a serial interface. The D40 is a USB/auto-connect camera and the Camedia Software basically treats the camera a simply a mass-storage USB device. Does anyone know if there is a way to get the software to recognize the camera, or if there are plans to modify the software in the future?
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Re: D40 Zoom and Camedia Software
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Installing the USB Driver for Windows 98
NOTE: A USB driver only needs to be installed if the computer is running Windows 98/98 SE.
If you have a Camedia Master 4.0 CD-ROM
1) Insert the Camedia Master 4.0 disc into your CD-ROM drive. A selection menu.
should automatically be displayed. If the menu does not start, go to Start>Run.
Type in d:\setup.exe where d: is your CD-ROM drive.
2) Choose USB Driver for Windows 98 from the selection menu.
3) Choose Continue at Install USB Driver for Windows 98.
4) Choose OK to reboot the computer.
If you do not have a Camedia Master 4.0 CD-ROM
1) Download the USB Auto-Connect Driver for Windows 98 from
2) Double-click the downloaded file to extract its contents. Type in a folder location of
your choice in the Extract to text box. For example: c:\windows\temp.
3) Using Windows Explorer, open the folder you noted in step 2. Double-click on the
4) Choose Continue at Install USB Driver for Windows 98.
5) Choose OK to reboot the computer.
Found the above for you if its any help? If not then follow this link for further help and information for your product.http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_support_manuals.asp?id=712
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The spots are caused by the flash being SO close to the lens. Anyobject that can reflect the flash reflects it right back at the camera. This is an image problem with most point and shoot digitals. Watch forreflective surfaces and stand at an angle to them. Turn on more lightsin the room before using flash. Most indoor pictures start way too dark. Stand at a slight angle to the image orperson you are photographing - don't shoot straight on. (I kneel downand shoot up - makes a good shot too.) If you are shooting toward the sun lit side of an image, shield the lens from direct sunlight with your hand (Keep your hand out of the picture!) A professional photographer has the flash way away from the lens for a reason...
If you have a changing bag, you can put the camera inside, open the back, remove the film, and rewind it by hand. You can also do the same in a darkroom (a photographic darkroom, not just a dark room). A good camera store can do it, though you'll probably also have to have the film processed there.
If you have any plans to use the camera in the future, you may as well invest in a battery now. You can take the battery out of the camera and set it aside to preserve the charge.
So many people are browsing for the best D40 lens to take baseball picture i will give you some information about this topic i am not a professional photographer
if it's played on a full sized diamond you'll need 300mm
if shooting from on the field/dugout. 200mm isn't long enough to shoot
corner-to-corner. Realize though if it's not sunny at that time of day
(i.e if it's overcast) you'll be shooting at 1600 to get needed shutter
speeds at 5.6
IS is not necessary but USM is. THe 70-300 is the best choice for your needs as long as lighting is good.
Hi. As a pro photographer, I can tell you what 'macro' does on all cameras or lenses. 'Macro' focusing is for focusing on close objects, say an inch or two from the lens to a couple of feet. It is for closeup shots, say ants, or a fly, or someone's eye, raindrops on glass, etc. Try it out sitting on a patterned countertop or table or tablecloth to give you an idea, focusing far away and up close. As far as the manual, there doesn't seem to be anything on the official site unfortunately. Good luck and have fun. http://gi.konicaminolta.us/index.asp
i checked your model and it uses a smartmedia memory card-hard to find nowadays-max size is 128mb's-you can find them still on internet-maybe time to upgrade camera before you spend too much on obsolete card-won't work in new camera-good luck!
Hey Realblond, I would try resetting the camera back to factory specifications. You can do this by selecting mode reset under the shooting mode menu. If this doesn't work I would have it looked at be an authorized service technician. Sincerely, Allan Go Ahead. Use Us.
The Ni-MH batteries are recommended for the active photographer. The NI-MH batteries are rechargeable, economical and work well in low temperatures. The LB-01 CR-V3 Lithium Batteries are recommended for the less active photographer. They are lightweight, non-rechargeable batteries that provide hours of shooting.
The Shooting modes are as follows:
Program Auto (Factory default setting)
Used for regular photography. The camera automatically makes the settings for natural color balance. Other functions, such as the flash mode and metering, can be adjusted manually.
Suitable for taking a portrait-style shot of a person. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.
Suitable for taking photos of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions.
Suitable for shooting pictures in the evening or at night. The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used in normal shooting. If you take a picture of a street at night in any other mode, the lack of brightness will result in a dark picture with only dots of light showing. In this mode, the true appearance of the street is captured. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. If you use the flash, you can take pictures of both the subject and the background.
Enables you to take a picture of yourself while holding the camera. Point the lens towards yourself and the focus will be locked on you. The camera automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions. The zoom is fixed in the Wide position and cannot be changed.