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Examining the EXIF data in Nikon D40 images using the Nikon View software

The best way to examine the EXIF data present in Nikon D40 images (or any Nikon digital camera, for that matter) is to download the free Nikon View software from NikonUSA.com - it's a huge piece of software though, about 36 MB.

What the software offers is the ability to display the lens that was used to capture a particular Nikon digital SLR camera image. In the case of the image below (click the thumbnail to view a larger version of the screenshot), you can tell that the image was shot with the Nikon D40 and the Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX Zoom lens. By the way, the full-sized flower image you see is available from the dc.watch.impress.co.jp, read here for more details.

Another thing to note is that the Color Mode is sRGB IIIa (the Nikon D50 defaults this way too). The sRGB IIIa mode produces color that's punchy and saturated right out of the camera, perfect for photographers who don't wish to perform image retouching on their computers, but prefer vibrant photos straight from the camera.

Examining the EXIF data in Nikon D40 images using the Nikon View software
Examining the EXIF data in Nikon D40 images using the Nikon View software