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  1. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    #1 -   Feb 7, 2008

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  2. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    #2 -   Feb 7, 2008
  3. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Or Nikon realized that a whole lot of customers didn't care and bought the D40 because it was small and easy to use, and most lenses that they want have the motor built in.
     
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  4. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    I just got a D40 and hardly use the auto focus.
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Same w/ my wife. She uses the kit lens and/or the 50mm manual focus lens we have all the time. She pretty much leaves the AF switched off.

    Other than the AF-S thing, great camera.
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    now that i've got a real viewfinder, i can see myself using manual focus (via FTM) at dark gigs a bit more.
     
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  7. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    That's the one time I really have issues with the manual focus. Of course I switch it to auto in the dark and the ****ing bully blinder goes off, rendering subjects very un-photogenic.
     
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  8. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    using autofocus makes the flash go off?

    assuming the bully blinder is flash.
     
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  9. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    No, the autofocus light. I might be able to turn it off, but I still haven't made a dent in the manual.
     
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    dante Unabomber

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    D40, D40x, D60 all in a year? I'd take the new Canon entry level anyway, 14bit, better AF, spot metering, etc. yummy...:cupidarrow:
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    The AF assist light always goes on in the dark if AF is switched on. No way to cancel it.

    It's not THAT bright though. Unless you are shooting vampire porn in a cave. Then it might seem a bit much.
     
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    laura DH_Laura

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    It is bright enough to make people squint, blink, or otherwise notice me trying to take their pictures unnoticed.
     
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    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    That is why it got such a low rating at VampirePornCameraReview.com
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    MF then. No AF light, no beeps, just the shutter click after it's too late for them to turn away.
     
  15. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Put your finger over it.

    That's what I do with my AF-assist lamp when I don't want it to go off. Camera will struggle for focus, of course, but it usually finds it.
     
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    laura DH_Laura

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    Thanks.
     
  17. highrevs

    highrevs Monkey

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    Looks like they threw in CLS capabilities and some new in-camera editing stuff also.
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Nothing the D40 can't do. Where did you read this?
     
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    highrevs Monkey

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    Nikonusa.com I did not see the CLS listed as a feature of the d40/d40x. I have only played with a D40 in the store, so maybe its just not listed by nikon's site..? that would seem odd though.
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    D60:
    That's the same as the D40. You can do wireless iTTL control of other CLS flashes if you have a SB-800 or SU-800 mounted.

    It doesn't have Commander Mode built into the on board flash like other Nikon bodies though.
     
  21. highrevs

    highrevs Monkey

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    Well yea, I was refereeing to the CLS capabilities incorporating the on board flash.