Time to upgrade - not sure

Started Apr 28, 2009 | Discussions thread
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jowel
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Time to upgrade - not sure
Apr 28, 2009

I presently have a D40 and have been thrilled with the quality of photos on my kit lenses. I've since take a photography course and now appreciate manual mode which I never thought I was ever capable of understanding. I purchased a 50mm 1.8f even knowing it wouldn't autofocus - but I thought how difficult can it be?

This is what nightmares are made of! I cannot manual focus even if my life depended upon it.

I'm now to the point where I either upgrade the body so I can use my 50mm 1.8 with autofocus OR cut my losses with this and spend the $ for an AF-S lens - probably 50mm 1.4f.

On another forum there is confusion as to why I would want to upgrade the body. I'm so confused and I hope someone can clear my mind on what to do. I've always thought to spend money on lenses. But I can now see the limitations with this camera of autofocus points and ISO range. What should I do???

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