AF speed D700 slower than D3? how come ?

Started Aug 7, 2009 | Discussions thread
Gabriele Sartori Veteran Member • Posts: 4,298
100% agree, pointless number

Marianne Oelund wrote:

These extremely limited tests do not begin to scratch the surface of the AF speed topic. The situation can change completely, just by mounting a different lens on the camera, or even by just turning the zoom ring!

The quoted test results apply only to the particular lens used for the test. Attempting to extrapolate them to other lens cases is pointless.

Agree and there is more to it. The power system in the D700 is inherently weaker. This is proven by the 5fps Vs 8fps of the D3. There is a very high probability that the AFS motor is influenced as well. A 1:1 test would need to take into account the extra battery grip. With the grip the FPS becomes 8 and the AFS speed will probably be just like the D3. Without testing this way there is no test, so:
1) Same lens
2) exact same conditions
3) extra grip and battery

Than we can talk.

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