Focus motors: In-body vs in-lens

Started Apr 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
Leonard Shepherd
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Re: Focus motors: In-body vs in-lens
In reply to EKB, Apr 16, 2013

It is often reported in lens motors are more accurate and focus faster.

In the Nikon lenses brochure Nikon only say "extremely quiet, smooth and comfortable auto focusing"  - whatever that means!

In lens motors are definitely quieter, in my experience usually faster to focus and a little less prone to occasional miss focus. However lenses like the 50mm f1.4G are quite slow to autofocus.

When comparing D and G prices usually the G has optical improvements, sometimes nano coating and sometimes a larger front element to reduce digital corner vignetting.

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