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Problems taking pictures with nikon d40

I am a band photographer. My Nikon D40 is normally a fantastic camera... except for tonight! My camera wouldn't focus! I had to press the shutter button about four times in order to take a single picture! Can someone please help me?

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Chances are good that it's not your camera, but your lens. In a darker atmosphere, you need a fast lens, meaning you need a lens that has a wide aperture (1.4 to 2.8) I'm guessing you're using a lens thats' 3.5 or larger. (Yes, the larger apertures have the smaller numbers)

If your camera was spending all it's time moving in and out trying to focus, it's probably because there was not enough light for the camera to distinguish a focal point. Same thing happens when you shoot a solid blue sky. No focal point.

Help me understand by telling me what lens you're using and what settings you were using on the camera.

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The reasons for this could be one of the following, or even combinations of the following:

1) Low light. Especially if the AF assist lamp is set to "off"
2) Trying to focus on an even, single-color surface (e.g. a wall)
3) If you have set the camera to AF-C autofocus mode, it will keep on "hunting" with the slightest move of the subjects, causing lag. If you're not shooting (fast) moving subjects, make sure it's on AF-S or AF-A
4) If you have added a filter on the lens (e.g. a UV filter), remove it and see if it helps

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On the side of the lens there is a switch!

The switch changes from auto focus to Manual.

See whats its set to.

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