So, this isn't as much the wrong forum as you think...
I've been looking at cams for a while to jump into the DSLR arena. I tried some Canons and they just didn't seem to feel right to me. Excellent cams, sure, but Nikon really felt good to me. I have some photographer friends that shoot both but I got steered to Nikon.
Settled on the D90.
Then I tried a Sony the other day. Not sure the model, but it wasn't their full frame (A700?). In any case, I know that the Nikon performs great, but the Sony seemed to have blazing fast and intuitive auto focus. The Nikon with 18-105 struggled and was slow as hell. It only focused on half press, which may be their method (vs constant AF), but it still took FOREVER. I have tried other lenses that weren't much better. Still haven't tried the 16-85 that I planned to buy with the Nikon D90 so I'm not sure how that combo works, but...
The Sony constantly focuses! I mean I went from macro to distance and everything that my eye looked at it focused on. It was crazy. No half button push either. I would go back and forth upon close up between two books stacked by each other, one in foreground the other in background and where ever I looked it focused.
Does the Sony have some program that analyzes where your eye is looking?
Am I doing something wrong with the Nikon? Why is it soo damn slow to focus compared to the Sony?
Do the other cam pros and cons make up for this?
Please help, I'm not even close to a pro here. I am probably about a month from purchase and now I'm all sorts of confused!