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Why doesn't the AF-assist light come on in Manual mode?


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fixjuxa Registered since 28th Aug 2007
Thu 03-Jan-08 10:48 PM

When messing around with my new tripod/head today I found that my AF-Assist light isn't coming on when using the camera in P, S, A, M, landscape, or sports modes. It does come on in the other modes though. It makes no sense to me that it wouldn't come on regardless of what mode I'm in if the lens is having trouble finding focus. Can anybody tell me if their D40 does the same thing?

Edit: Nevermind. A quick look at the manual cleared everything up. For whatever reason the light doesn't come on if you're using AF-C. Or if you're not using the center focus area or you're using it in sports or landscape. Seems weird that it doesn't work when using one of the other two focus areas. What's the logic behind that?