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Old 6th May 2017
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Re: No Manual Focus Assist with the 17mm 1.8???

Ive owned and sold the 1:1.8 17mm and although the overall build and feel was superb, I was less impressed with manual focus in what I think the manufacturers call the snapshot mode. I was aware of focus beyond infinity (what a concept, you normally need dilithium crystals ) but reconciled the need of the autofocus servo mechanism to overshoot, otherwise the motor would stall against the end stops, with a sudden peak in current.
What I wasn't aware of however was that the pull back ring just operated as an on/off switch.

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