D300 Auto-ISO, why no higher minimum shutter speed?

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Is there any reason why Nikon hasn't implemented this feature? Are they ever going to implement it into the D300 firmware? Or is this Nikon's way of separating the D300/D3 bodies? Will the D700 have a higher minimum shutter speed other than 1/250th? Reason I ask, because this feature is really useful on the telephoto range when you want to lock in your aperture, without your shutter speed going below your focal length (ex: 500mm lens, 1/500th shutter).

I know, I can just switch to manual mode, but I'm quite fond of aperture priority, in fact 80% of my shots are done in this mode!
 
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I agree Jonathan, they at least need to take it up to 1/1000 of a second and perhaps further. They don't have to take it up to the fastest speed of the shutter, but something higher than 1/250 would be nice. It is annoying...
 
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Jonathan, I use Auto ISO when shooting long lens for wildlife... Switch to Manual Exp...set your exposure settings and max ISO, let Auto ISO do the rest.
 
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I don't get it, at the very least they could give 1/320th and 1/640th. I cringe to see the D3 getting extensive FW updates, while the D300 gets table scraps! I don't like having to use shutter priority and would rather control DOF in my shots. One can only dream! :wink:
 
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