AF speed D700 slower than D3? how come ?

Started Aug 7, 2009 | Discussions thread
em_dee_aitch Veteran Member • Posts: 3,675
test numbers

You can find the AF speeds on these pages. Note that these are the AF speeds ONLY and not the total system lag time. In AF only, you can see that the D700 takes a good 25 percent longer (at the two extremes, with variation in the middle) to focus than the D3. Other differences will combine to make it perceptibly slower, as if that's not already enough... Professionals frequently test the low-light limit, where the D3 advantage is over 25 percent and it focuses to a slightly lower EV level. That's pretty huge.
David Hill
Austin, Texas
Likes Canon for panoramas and the 24/1.4.
Likes Nikon for wedding and everything else.

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