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Old Dec 12, 2005, 6:45 AM   #1
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I had a Sigma 135-400mm, it requires counterclockwize rotate in order to zoom in, but I am used to clockwise zoom, what is the merit of making lens inconsistently with person
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Old Dec 12, 2005, 10:36 AM   #2
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I had a Sigma 135-400mm, it requires counterclockwize rotate in order to zoom in, but I am used to clockwise zoom, what is the merit of making lens inconsistently with person
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Intuition is relative. If you started out using lenses that rotated counter-clockwise, then this way would be intuitive to you instead.

I was at first hesitant to buy a lens that didn't rotate the "Canon way", but now, my "intuitive" nature adapts instantly to whichever lens is on my camera at the time. In fact, when I shoot weddings, I'll have a mounted Canon lens slung over one shoulder and a Tamron mounted on the other, and go back and forth between the two all day without noticing. I'm sure you'll adapt too.

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Old Dec 13, 2005, 11:31 AM   #3
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Kyocera..... had a Tokina 24/200 on my 300D. It drove me nuts too. Never did get used to it, plus it had excessive rotation to make things worse. Went to the Canon 70/200 L and life got better.
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I believe those built NORTH of the equator rotate clockwise, and those built SOUTH of the equator rotate counter-clockwise.:?:blah::shock::-):homey:

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... It depends on the camera brand too:

The Nikon lenses rotate opposite to the Canon when zooming - 3rd parties tend to pick one way (and get it 50% right) if you own Nikon bodies then you're in luck! :lol: :-) :G

-> this go for push-pull as well - pushing out to zoom-in is counter intuitive on my 100-400L IS, it drives me nut!
Older Canon FD's zoom-in when you pull the ring toward the body...
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