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[OM] Re: From here to infinity

Subject: [OM] Re: From here to infinity
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 18:53:14 -0400
Probably because some marketing spec called for it even though it 
appears to be near worthless.  I suspect it also says something about 
the accuracy of autofocus.  Short lens, great depth of field and not 
much difference for the camera to detect between points A and B on the dial.

Chuck Norcutt

James R wrote:
> I agree. But why is the scale there on the new design - because it  
> wouldn't look like a proper lens without one?
> 
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> 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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