Built in motor

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Questions thread
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markkuk Contributing Member • Posts: 677
Re: Built in motor

When Canon started building autofocus SLRs they completely redesigned their lens mount instead of adding AF to an existing mount like Nikon and Pentax did. Canon chose a system where the AF motor is always in the lens, that's why there are no Canon SLRs or DSLRs with focusing motor built in the body. It's neither an advantage nor a disadvantage that Canon 600D doesn't have a built-in motor because there aren't any lenses for Canon that would require it.

The existence of a built-in motor is only an issue when comparing Nikon bodies, not when choosing a brand.

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