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Focus throw on Zeiss Otus = 270° (external link)

"Focus ring, is approx. 30mm wide, which in combination with super smooth focusing ring, delivers unique and excellent manual focusing experience. 270° focusing throw ensures outstanding precision when critical focus is needed. Getting back to focusing, I think that it might have bearings inside, because such an even dampening in its whole range is really incredible construction achievement. Maybe only most expensive Leica or old Contarex lenses would come close to this manual focus enjoyment."

Like I said, doesn't compare to the ultra-precision of the 630° Voightlander or 720° Leica macros, but as an 85mm portrait lens, 270° is precise enough.




  
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John Koerner wrote in post #17985546 (external link)
Focus throw on Zeiss Otus = 270° (external link)

"Focus ring, is approx. 30mm wide, which in combination with super smooth focusing ring, delivers unique and excellent manual focusing experience. 270° focusing throw ensures outstanding precision when critical focus is needed. Getting back to focusing, I think that it might have bearings inside, because such an even dampening in its whole range is really incredible construction achievement. Maybe only most expensive Leica or old Contarex lenses would come close to this manual focus enjoyment."

Like I said, doesn't compare to the ultra-precision of the 630° Voightlander or 720° Leica macros, but as an 85mm portrait lens, 270° is precise enough.

Well, all you said about the ring makes me feel a bit better about my Otus purchase.
I was happy to have it anyway, but the cost doesn't bite me quite as hard now. lol

They need to do a clutched & dual geared AF/MF lens so we can have both. That will never happen, I bet - not from zeiss at least.


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Apr 26, 2016 11:28 |  #48
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John Koerner wrote in post #17985526 (external link)
I did not know that. Do you have any references on that?

The Zeiss macro lens is manufactured by Cosina, in Japan ...

But Zeiss is a German company, and the lenses bear its brand.

https://photographylif​e.com …ake-autofocus-dslr-lenses (external link)


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Alveric wrote in post #17985781 (external link)
But Zeiss is a German company, and the lenses bear its brand.

https://photographylif​e.com …ake-autofocus-dslr-lenses (external link)


Thank you very much for providing the link.

They say, "You learn something new, every day," and I just learned something new -- and very interesting.

I still maintain my position on MF though ... with high-end lenses, it is simply more precise ... and is especially desired when critical focus is necessary.




  
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icor1031v2 wrote in post #17985729 (external link)
Well, all you said about the ring makes me feel a bit better about my Otus purchase.

I was happy to have it anyway, but the cost doesn't bite me quite as hard now. lol

I used to prefer fast AF (and sometimes it's necessary, to nail a shot quickly, before it gets away) ... but, in situations where you really have the time, MF is soooo much more pleasing to do (at least IMO).

There is a tactile connection ... from your fingers on the lens, through your eye, to what you're framing ... that well-dampened, precise MF allows ... that AF does not.

(How many times does the AF point grab something it's not supposed to and blow the shot?)

Your eye knows what it wants, and the smooth progression to achieve perfect focus with the ring, as you look through the camera, is a much more intimate photographic experience IMO.

I would be delighted to have that lens :lol:




  
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