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[OM] Re: From here to infinity

Subject: [OM] Re: From here to infinity
From: James R <londonjames@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 23:39:58 +0100
I agree. But why is the scale there on the new design - because it  
wouldn't look like a proper lens without one?


On 25 Apr 2008, at 15:27, Chuck Norcutt wrote:

> Use an older manual focus lens instead.  Costs less too.
>
> Chuck Norcutt
>
> James R wrote:
>> Looking at the Pentax 35mm Macro on www.theonlinephotographer.com (a
>> couple of posts down now) the focusing scale seems so small as to be
>> pointless. There's only a turn of a few degrees between infinity and
>> 0.3m. It'll probably 'open up' a little at macro distances, but even
>> then I doubt the depth of field markings will be of any use. Yes,  
>> most
>> people use autofocus but I don't see why new lenses have to be
>> designed this way. The only benefit I can see would be faster  
>> autofocus.
>>
>> Thoughts?
>> James
>>
>>
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