Nikon d40

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    Adorama rocks, and I paid more than that for a used one a year ago.
     
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    One thing to keep in mind is the lack of AF. I thought it wouldn't be a big deal, but if you plan on shooting much action or anything like that I would seriously reconsider it.
     
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    Lack of AF? Please explain.
     
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    any nikon lens with the af-s designation will auto focus. I'm assuming he just means it doesn't have the autofocus motor which will limit your choice in lenses that autofocus on the d40.
     
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    Well the AF-S ones would be faster anyway, so I'm still confused by his comment. The older pro glass will AF as well, but I don't recall what they're called off hand.
     
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    Only AF-S and AF-I glass will focus, which means that it limits your choice a fair bit. If you have a bigger budget and like buying new, it's not so much of an issue. But I like to buy older, used lenses and lack of AF is pretty annoying. You'll also not be able to get a 50mm with AF, unless Nikon added an AF-S model.
     
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    They did, over a year ago... 50mm AF-S f/1.4G, they also released a 35mm AF-S f/1.8G last year. With Nikon, Sigma, Tamron, etc all making their lenses with the focus motor built in I don't really consider it much of a handicap anymore, besides - it's quieter and faster.
     
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    Yeah I think people worry about that point to much. Almost every lens I want has an internal auto focus motor.
     
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    I think the D40 is a great choice! I have shot with one a bunch of times, and they are really great! Hard to beat for the price FOR SURE! I've thought about buying a D40 body as a spare on many occasions.
     
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    Thanks for all of the help. When i get the camera i will upload some of my pictures to a new forum.
     
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    i use one, the only problem for me is the lack of frames per second for sport shots and the iso range
     

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