Nikon D40 and continous shoot with no flash?

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    Hi there, I am hoping that someone may be able to help me. I would like to take pictures of my son's indoor basketball game using my Nikon D40. I would like for the camera to be in the AutoFocus setting, also in continous shoot mode and to disable the flash. Is this possible? So far, every time I put the setting to no flash, I have to manually focus and thus cannot continously shoot. Help - I can't figure it out from the manual! Thanks in advance if anyone known how to do this.
     
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    Set the camera on P, A or S mode, not Auto, it will then do as you want.
     
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    As Mike said, put it in P mode (or any non-auto mode) and keep the flash closed. You also have to switch it to burst mode in the menus.
     
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    you can also turn it to the no flash mode, which is under the auto, its a circle with a lightening bolt in it..
     
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    if your shooting sports, dont use P, use tv and set the shutter speed above 1/250. The pics will be dark, but no sports photography should be shot below 1/250
     
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    What about when panning :lol:
     
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    There is also the M shooting mode.

    Very true. Shutter speed can be anywhere from 1/30s to the upper limit of your camera. All depending on the effect you want to see. The blur can give a very dramatic effect.
     
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    Yep, there is, but I would only use M for sports if that was all my camera had. I tend to use A, get the aperture wide open to isolate what I am photographing and let the camera take care of the shutter speed - always assuming sufficient light of course.
     
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    I'm assuming this guys isn't really trying to be dramatic with his shots. :mrgreen::wink:
     
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    Assumptions can be spurious.
     
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    I just don't want him to take 50 blurry shots. I haven't seen a blurry S.I shot in like...ever lol
     

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