I have read the extensive reviews here and at kenrockwell.com . I have noticed he and many others have great respect for the d40. My question is; i have found a used version of both 1. A used d50 that is a few years old with : nikon 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6g com with impact battery charger sandisk extreme 3 133x 2gb SD disk USB cable included, JowPro TLZ case. For $385 2. I have found a near new d40 purchased a month ago with the same 18-55 lens. $375 I am not sure how wear and tear is on cameras, would i be better off going with the d40? Thank you very much for any insight, i am purchasing this as a 5 year anniversary present- any help is greatly appreciated!