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D40 or 35mm lens slow?

kakram

UK
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kakram Registered since 19th Jan 2012
Thu 09-Feb-12 11:23 AM

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

MEMcD

US
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#1. "RE: D40 or 35mm lens slow?" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Thu 09-Feb-12 02:15 PM

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

JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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#2. "RE: D40 or 35mm lens slow?" | In response to Reply # 0

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. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Fri 10-Feb-12 12:03 AM

Another thing to check is the mirror-up-delay setting, if the D40 supports that.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

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ctdrummer

Southern CT, US
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#3. "RE: D40 or 35mm lens slow?" | In response to Reply # 2

ctdrummer Registered since 09th Feb 2012
Thu 16-Feb-12 12:26 AM



Just wondering if you found the cause of this issue?

Thanks, Patrick

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