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Manual mode - f/number settings

I recently bought the D40x. I want to use it in manual mode. However when I try to set the F/Number lower than F4.8 I can't and it goes up to F32. Is this normal? I've tried finsing out the F/number range but can't. Is there a problem with my camera or am I doing something wrong? I did try setting it when there wasn't much much light but this shouldn't affect it? 
Many thanks for your help. 
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It's normal. The maximum aperture depends on the lens. F/4.8 is normal for a kit lens in the middle of its zoom range. You probably could get to F/4 or F/3.5 at the short end of the range, and only to F/5.6 at the long end.

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