Thinking about jumping ship due to poor AF. Any help?

Started Apr 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
awaldram Forum Pro • Posts: 13,126
Re: Thinking about jumping ship due to poor AF. Any help?

Toccata47 wrote:

Nikon and canon both will offer significant improvements is AF if you use the new lenses they've developed within the last 3 years or so. Pentax is still sticking to the screw driver motors in all the limited lenses, though I believe sigma has a few that use modern af.

I've said it before but Pentax is resting on their laurels with respect to lens design.

As far as I'm aware Pentax are the only camera manufacturer to have introduced a truly unique lens drive in the last 15 Years !

Pentax's DC drive lens (18-135 and 560mm)

Others cannot copy as Pentax has the technology patented.

What have Canon and Nikon introduced in the last 3years ??

I believe they both still use the aging micro-motor in their cheap lens and  ring piezo's in the more expensive variants.

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