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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D60/D50/D40 (Public) topic #44063
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kakram   UK  Registered since 19th Jan 2012 Thu 09-Feb-12 12:23 PM
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"D40 or 35mm lens slow?"



Hi,

I recently bought a 35mm AF-S Prime lens for my D40, as I wanted something less bulky than the kit lens.

The AF works fine, it quickly focusses on the subject when the shutter button is depressed half way.

The issue I am having is that when I depress the shutter button completely there is a noticeable delay (0.5 seconds to 1 second) before the shutter snaps. This is regardless of the speed. I have set the Mode to 'A'.

I feel the the kit lens 'responded' instantly...

has anyone experienced this? Its like the camera is a bit 'lethargic' ..

My main camera is a D200 ... and no issues with that ... maybe I'm imagining this?

I am wondering if the lens AF-S mechaism is at fault - I bought it 2nd hand on ebay...

Thanks
Khalid

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Thu 09-Feb-12 04:15 PM
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Hi Khalid,

Is the built in Speedlight firing when you have the delay?
If yes, turn off red- eye reduction mode.
In Red -eye reduction mode, the flash fires and delays the shutter to dialate the subjects pupils causing the problem.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Seattle, WA, US  Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006 Fri 10-Feb-12 02:03 AM
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Another thing to check is the mirror-up-delay setting, if the D40 supports that.

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ctdrummer Silver Member  Southern CT, US  Nikonian since 09th Feb 2012 Thu 16-Feb-12 02:26 AM
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Just wondering if you found the cause of this issue?

Thanks, Patrick

  

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