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Old Jul 10, 2003, 2:54 PM   #1
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Default Nikons and Low light autofocus

I've just barely avoided divorce during the last 3 weeks as I've researched a new DC. Have narrowed down the choices to the Nikon 5400 and the Olympus 5050Z. I'm leaning toward the 5400, but am concerned about the lack of an AFI. Can anyone shed some light (sorry) on how important this is? Specifically, exactly how low is low light?

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Old Jul 10, 2003, 7:48 PM   #2
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according to dpreview, it can't focus in a dimly lit room, so it's pretty bad in this respect. Also, my nikon 4300 usually cannot focus at all at night, i get lucky with it sometimes though...
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Old Jul 10, 2003, 10:25 PM   #3
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I have used Nikon 950, 995, and 5700, and those work pretty good. If you wish, use an aperture priority with a wide open aperture and use manual focus, because it works better at low light situation. And also use ISO 400. the conclusion is do not use program mode (all automatic mode) but use either aperture or shutter priority mode.
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Old Jul 11, 2003, 1:19 AM   #4
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So it sounds like the solution is going manual focus when I can't get an AF lock. Do you get good results doing this?
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