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Old Nov 23, 2007, 9:22 PM   #1
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I borrowed a friends D40 with the 18-55mm kit lens on it to try it out. I found that the auto focus produced sharper pics than manual focus, especially in low light. I had a hard time getting a sharp focus in manual. I think it was mainly because the focus ring seems geared pretty high.

Since there are some non AF-S lenses out there that are cheaper, I am wondering if it would be worth it to buy one (i.e. the 50mm prime). I'm just wondering if the difficulty in manual focusing was the lens, or the loose nutbehind the eyepiece.

Any info would help.

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Old Jan 13, 2008, 12:27 AM   #2
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I would definitely recommend getting some non-AFS lenses for the D40. You can usually get some nice lenses fairly inexpensive that way. I'm using a 35-70 f/2.8 AF-D on my D40 right now and getting some great shots manually focusing. Also, to help you out, there is a green dot that will show up in the bottom left of your viewfinder when the subject is in focus. Using this might help you improve your manual focus technique.
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