why a pro left Canon for Nikon

Started Jun 9, 2009 | Discussions thread
Kabe Luna
Kabe Luna Veteran Member • Posts: 9,496
No, it's the same forces that have kept the 24/2.8, 28/2.8 and 35/2 Canons...

...in their arc-form drive AF incarnations: lack of demand. There simply isn't enough potential volume for such basic primes anymore for any manufacturer to undertake their redesign. Canon is simply in the enviable position of having starting from scratch with their AF lens lineup and a frankly visionary in-lens AF motor concept. I suspect where primes are concerned, they will stay ahead for quite some time, and that the only primes we'll see introduced will be large-aperture "prestige" models that are expensive because they will be purchased used by a limited number of professionals and/or well-heeled amateurs.

Scott Larson wrote:

Kabe Luna wrote:

...screw-driven Nikkor lenses are not as quiet, but they are not
noticeably slower and are often as if not more accurate, at least on
D300, D700 and D3 bodies I've owned, which have AF sensors small
enough for accurate isolation of subject details.

Yes, my Canon 50mm f1.8 and 35mm f2 also work fine with their old
clunky motors, but imagine how much better these Nikkor lenses would
be with modern ultrasonic ring motors. Nikon just isn't willing to
redesign these lenses until after I buy them.

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