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Auto Focus I want to be able to take photos that are in focus from top to bottom side to side. not just in focus at the centre with a blurred background. Very professional looking as that is I don't like it. I don't seem to be able to do this on my F30 well possibly on landscape setting. I have only had the camera a month and finding it complicated. So probably just being thick. I know how to use the AF/AE lock but that still leaves the background smudgy Thanks

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Re: Auto Focus

I think I understand what you are after. If I get it right, you want the background as well as the subject in focus. To do this you will need to use a smaller aperture setting. This means switching the camera to the A (for aperture preferred) setting and selecting an aperture setting such as 5.6 or 8. With a brightly lit subject and a tripod, you should be able to get better landscape results.

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this may not be the camera but the lighting situation of the photo. or how the camera is held this also happens on film cameras.
if the subject is not well lit or the flash fails to go off or is blocked by a finger then the shutter stays open longer to get enough light to see the image. if the auto focus apature is blocked it will not focus on the subject and will come out out of focus
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Ive got the nikon d40. when i take photos close up they are blurred. there r 2 settings on the focus lense one is letter a one letter m. you have to move switch to indicate one or other. camara wont take...

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You might be best served by contacting Nikon Service & Support below:

You also said you lost your manual. You can download the manual for the D40 directly from Nikon in your choice of English, French or Spanish from the link below:

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