>>Are they dropping the D400 in favor of an upgraded D7000? > If >>that happens I loose the abiltiy to use the 10 pin >connector >>and the AF-ON button and many other things. Still hoping >for >>the mythical D400! > >There are adapters available so that you can use an MC-30 on a >D7000, a simple eBay search will reveal those... > >... and although the D7000 is missing a dedicated AF-ON >button, you can program the rear AE/AF button for AF-ON only, >and if you need to lock the exposure as well, you can program >the Fn button or the preview button for AE-Lock via the custom >settings. I know it's not a perfect solution but 100 time out >of a 100 I'll take AF-ON over AE-Lock.
This is what I do with my D7000 and don't miss the dedicated button.
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