D40 + Fast Moving Objects?

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  1. Rich-D

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    So the deciding factor of me getting the Nikon D40 for my birthday is its ability to take pictures of things in motion. The camera has a manual focus lens (stock) so you have to constantly adjust for fast moving targets (and moving targets in general). I was just wondering how easy is it to do this?

    Edit: I was thinking.. How easy is it to get a subject (non-moving) 100% in focus with manual focusing? I mean, you can see that the subject will be in focus for the most part, but wouldn't you also have the problem of some pictures being a bit blurred because you didn't focus all the way? I hope someone understands what I mean here..
     
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    what lens do you have stock?

    the D40 kit lens is usually the 18-55 f3.5 or the 18-105. All have AutoFocus capability simply by half pressing the shutter down to get the focus.

    I shot sports, cars, and trains with my D40 with no issues
     
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    Assuming that you're not trying to focus on anything crazy fast, then it's relatively easy with a little practice, assuming that your lens isn't too slow (That is, the viewfinder is fairly bright).
     
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    Really? I thought the 18-55 was manual focusing?

    Here it says AF Nikkor will not autofucus with the D40 - D40x and D60.
     
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    The D40 kit lens is auto focus :) Should serve you well until you can get some faster glass.
     
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    post some pics here after you get it![​IMG]
     
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    just make sure ON THE LENS you flick the switch from M to A
     

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