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 Post subject: focus motor in D300
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:16 am 
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Can anyone tell me if the in body focus motor in the D300 is the same or comparable to the one in the D700? I'm thinking of a D300 as a back up to the D700. I have the old 80-200mm push pull and would like to mount it on the d300 and I'm just wondering if I could expect the same kinds of autofocus speeds. I'm aware that they share the multicam 3500 autofocus sensor (if there is no difference between the fx and dx ) but Im interested in if D300 has the same power or torque to turn this lump of glass at the same speed as the D700.

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 Post subject: Re: focus motor in D300
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:06 pm 
yes, D300, D300s, D700, D3. they have the same motor focus.

Nikon D200 and D90 is a bit slower.


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 Post subject: Re: focus motor in D300
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:00 pm 
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Thank you very much.

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 Post subject: Re: focus motor in D300
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:14 pm 
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I'm sorry to disagree but that's not true. The screwdriver motor from the D3 is much faster than a D300's one. Actually the only thing that stays the same are the 51 points. Aquisition and locking on D3 (D4 and to a lesser degree on D700 and D800) are just amazing and nothing like the D300. In low and very low light conditions the D3 (simple, X and S) and the D4 are also stunning.

P.S. I've noticed that the posts are pretty old but other people might be interested in this too.

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 Post subject: Re: focus motor in D300
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:25 pm 
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I ended up getting the D300 and I wouldn't notice the difference in the speed of focus between it and the D700 when the 80-200mm f2.8 af-d is mounted. The image quality, however, that's a different story :) Now onto the next gear lust...D800...and the only reason is that it does video.

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 Post subject: Re: focus motor in D300
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Or wait for a D400? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: focus motor in D300
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:05 pm 
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Well seeing as I am perfectly happy with the photographic quality of the d700 and I'm currently bidding on a 17-55mm 2.8 that may just be an option :)


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