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ok i just got my nikon D40 i was wondering your opions on it and also every once in awhile when i take a picture the it starts to take a picture and doesnt finish for 2-3 seconds and just hangs in the middle so just wondering is that normal because of low light or is it a problem?

its my first DSLR camera so im not use to using one
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If you are in low light, using I can only assume to be Auto mode, then it will hang for a second or two depending on what shutter speed the camera picks.
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Crank the ISO up and see if it still hangs. I suspect its due to low light, if it was a problem with the camera/lens it would probably happen more often.

I've never had the d40 so I don't really want to say much but generally speaking nikon is a very good, respected company.
    
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The shutter does not "hang" -- it means you're shooting at too small an aperture and too low an ISO for the lighting conditions.

There's some great stickies in this forum for beginners, you should read them (and read this also: www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/noprint/D40_noprint.pdf).
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thank you and i was just using "hang" as a description for the lapse of time because i couldnt think of something better to call it an since it does not normally take that long and as this is my first dslr camera and my first camera that isnt a $40 cheapo from walmart or built into something like an ipod its all pretty new tongue.gif
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