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David_S
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Aug 01, 2010 08:21 |  #1

I wondering about the rotation for manual focus. How far does the focus ring turn from one end to the other? I have a Tamron 60mm macro which I love but due to the fine manual focus needed for macro work the travel is very long and kind tough to manual focus when shooting video so I'm thinking about picking up a cheap 50mm 1.8 but only if it will be faster / easier to manual focus when shooting video. TIA

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Aug 01, 2010 08:38 |  #2

It only turns about 70 degrees on mine



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Aug 01, 2010 08:47 |  #3

The Tamron turns almost 360 degrees so I would think the 50mm would be much faster to use for video. Thanks for checking and replying.


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Aug 01, 2010 19:10 |  #4

I just looked too - 70° seems about right.
Keep in mind that it doesn't have FTM, so you'll need to have it in MF mode to avoid shredding the works.




  
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Aug 01, 2010 19:54 |  #5

Bear in mind that the focus ring is very narrow on the nifty fifty, it can be fiddley




  
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Aug 01, 2010 20:30 |  #6

iancandler wrote in post #10643860 (external link)
Bear in mind that the focus ring is very narrow on the nifty fifty, it can be fiddley

And hard to find at times!


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