Focus motors: In-body vs in-lens

Started Apr 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
Leonard Shepherd
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Re: Focus motors: In-body vs in-lens (AF-S, not micro motor here)

photoreddi wrote:

In the Nikon lenses brochure Nikon only say "extremely quiet, smooth and comfortable auto focusing"  - whatever that means!

It means what it says and it says what it means.

But what does "comfortable auto focussing" mean?

maybe because for whatever reasons you try to avoid skipping Marianne's replies, such as this oldie.

Marianne Oelund wrote:

It is in fact slower than the AF-D, at least on the D3. The trade-off is that you achieve a little better precision. In all of my tests so far, the consistency of focus is better with the 1.4G.

I am not sure what your second point is. I think many agree that whilst many AF-S lenses focus faster than older lens versions the f1.4 G focuses slower than the D.

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