Focus motors: In-body vs in-lens

Started Apr 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
slimandy Forum Pro • Posts: 17,127
Re: Focus motors: In-body vs in-lens

Cytokine wrote:

There is a lot to be said for screwdriver lenses, as the cameras are updated or a better camera used, the speed of the lens will follow suit, the 85mm 1.4G is borderline now and will not change, also there is the question of longevity, and budgeting for a future motor replacement. which could be expensive in say five years time.


I've never had a motor fail, not even on the 17~35 that is said to be falable in that respect. It has been my most used lens over the past 11 years that I've owned it. If it does fail now I'd have had my monies worth, and I'd get if fixed.

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