D200 vs D5100

Started May 18, 2011 | Discussions thread
toomanycanons Forum Pro • Posts: 12,122
Re: screw-drive lenses

I'm "fortunate" in that I have no legacy glass to guide my buying decisions. All my lenses have focus motors. My D90 has an in-body motor but that hasn't led me to scour the internet for lenses that don't autofocus themselves.

nfpotter wrote:

Something that, surprisingly no one has mentioned:

The D5100 doesn't have an internal focus motor like your D200 has, so if you want to use any lenses that don't have their own focus motors, they will be manual focus only.

Personally, for me, that would be a deal-breaker. My glass is ALWAYS more important than what body I'm using, and I wouldn't ever want to give up the internal focus motor, because I have a bunch of lenses that do not have their own focus motors built in. So, if I was in your situation, I would have to go for a D7000 instead.

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