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Lenses have to be AF-S in order to autofocus. Manual focus is always available.

Lenses have to have a CPU in order to meter through the lens. Manual exposure is always available.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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http://www.popphoto.com/photonews/3543/update-to-nikon-d40-hands-on.html

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