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Old Oct 16, 2006, 5:47 AM   #1
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Hi,

I tried manual focus with my E 500. It worked.

Then sometime later ... I went thru the menus and
saw an option for changing the orientation of the
focus ring ...

Does that imply that the ring should be rotated only
in one of the directions to achieve focus and never
in the opposite direction to go out of focus ???

I did turn it bothways to "see" the lense focusing and
"un-focusing" ...

Have I broken it ????

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Old Oct 16, 2006, 6:06 AM   #2
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Orientation of the focus ring simply allows you to choose whether the ring rotates clockwise or counterclockwise to achieve closest focus distance. A matter of preference (of a right/lefty thing in many cases).
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 7:22 AM   #3
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To explain further, some lenses rotate from lowest to highest clockwise...others rotate lowest to highest counterclock wise...since there's no mechanical connection between the focus ring and lens this feature gives you the option of which way to rotate towards infinity. All my lenses that I have previously used on my past cameras have infinity to the right, so I have the E-300 set that way.

As for its operation, it works like any normal lens...say your subject is 10 feet away, you start with the lens at its closest position (say 1ft) and start turning...when you get to the 10ft position your subject will be sharp, but if you keep turning you will turn to infinity (and beyond)...and then you start turning in the opposite direction and you will start getting into focus again.

One note about MF, if you use an AF+MF mode you have to hold the shutter down to manually focus...manual focus won't work otherwise in this mode.

Also, the focus ring is SPEED SENSITIVE...this mean if you turn the ring slowly the lens will creep, but if you turn the ring quickly the lens will jump.
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 6:25 PM   #4
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Thanks ... its a relief ... I thought I had broken
my new lovely beautifull little cute E 500 ...

What a relief ... :lol:


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