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Lens infobox on the FTU wiki - suggestions sought

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  • Lens infobox on the FTU wiki - suggestions sought

    If you look here:

    http://fourthirds-user.com/wiki/14-5..._Zuiko_Digital

    ..you will see a product information page for the ZD 14-54mm II in our new Four Thirds User Knowledge Base wiki. To the right is an information box and this relies on a complex template that I have 'borrowed' from Wikipedia and I am now customising it for our site. You can see an example on Wikipedia here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuiko_...E2%80%933.5_II

    Anyway - I am seeking suggestions for the data to be included in the info box. As soon as I have finalised this I can start to replicate the info box in product pages for all Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds lenses.

    So - is there anything missing from the info box you would like to see added; is there anything else you would like to suggest (sensible suggestions! ))

    Ian
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    Re: Lens infobox on the FTU wiki - suggestions sought

    Hi Ian,

    Maybe worth adding the type of lens coating? E.g. I believe one of the differences between the M.Zukio 75-300 Mark I and II is the type of lens coating.

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    • #3
      Re: Lens infobox on the FTU wiki - suggestions sought

      I would like to see more physical dimensions - overall length inc. caps, maximum diameter.

      Also, internal or external focussing and zoom (ie, does it change length when zooming or focussing and does the filter mount rotate).

      EDIT Oops, just noticed you have dimensions whilst Wikipedia doesn't!
      Stephen

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      • #4
        Re: Lens infobox on the FTU wiki - suggestions sought

        And another point - where a subsequent version of a lens is catalogued, perhaps some descriptor of how the new version can be identified from the original.
        Stephen

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        • #5
          Re: Lens infobox on the FTU wiki - suggestions sought

          Originally posted by StephenL View Post
          And another point - where a subsequent version of a lens is catalogued, perhaps some descriptor of how the new version can be identified from the original.
          Good idea, but probably better for the main text as the infobox has limited space.

          Ian
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          Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
          Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
          Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
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          • #6
            Re: Lens infobox on the FTU wiki - suggestions sought

            Originally posted by Ian View Post
            Good idea, but probably better for the main text as the infobox has limited space.

            Ian
            Yes, and it will probably be in free-form text so not suitable for a table.
            Stephen

            A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

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            • #7
              Re: Lens infobox on the FTU wiki - suggestions sought

              You have year of of introduction...
              So were known

              year last manufactured
              serial number ranges especially for version changes and year of manufacture codes
              chris
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              • #8
                Re: Lens infobox on the FTU wiki - suggestions sought

                Weatherproofing?
                Ed

                What if the Hokey Cokey is what its all about?

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                • #9
                  Re: Lens infobox on the FTU wiki - suggestions sought

                  Originally posted by Wee man View Post
                  Weatherproofing?
                  Yes that's now done.

                  Ian
                  Founder and editor of:
                  Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                  Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                  Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
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                  • #10
                    Re: Lens infobox on the FTU wiki - suggestions sought

                    OK - made lots of changes

                    Anything else to add or change?

                    http://fourthirds-user.com/wiki/14-5..._Zuiko_Digital

                    Ian
                    Founder and editor of:
                    Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                    Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                    Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                    Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

                    Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
                    Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
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                    • #11
                      Re: Lens infobox on the FTU wiki - suggestions sought

                      Don't know how practical it would be, but it would be useful for a graph (zoom lenses only, obviously) to demonstrate the maximum aperture at different focal lengths. Or the focal length at each whole f stop.
                      Stephen

                      A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

                      Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

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                      • #12
                        Re: Lens infobox on the FTU wiki - suggestions sought

                        Originally posted by StephenL View Post
                        Don't know how practical it would be, but it would be useful for a graph (zoom lenses only, obviously) to demonstrate the maximum aperture at different focal lengths. Or the focal length at each whole f stop.
                        Another excellent idea but not for the infobox.

                        Ian
                        Founder and editor of:
                        Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                        Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                        Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                        Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

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                        Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
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                        • #13
                          Re: Lens infobox on the FTU wiki - suggestions sought

                          It's just struck me, as a slavish follower of fashion, there's no indication of what colour(s) the lens is available in!
                          Stephen

                          A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

                          Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

                          My Flickr site

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                          • #14
                            Re: Lens infobox on the FTU wiki - suggestions sought

                            Originally posted by StephenL View Post
                            It's just struck me, as a slavish follower of fashion, there's no indication of what colour(s) the lens is available in!
                            Yes - another good point!

                            Ian
                            Founder and editor of:
                            Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                            Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                            Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                            Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

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