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03-14-2008, 11:36 AM   #1
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FA lenses don't quick shift focus?

This was hinted to in another post, but I wanted to clarify. For the FA lenses, you can't quick shift focus? So in order to do manual you have to switch on the body?

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You're quite correct, FA and earlier lenses have no quick-shift, only DA lenses have that feature.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hefty1 Quote
You're quite correct, FA and earlier lenses have no quick-shift, only DA lenses have that feature.
With the exception that the DA18-250mm does not (most likely because it is a rebadged Tamron)
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QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
With the exception that the DA18-250mm does not (most likely because it is a rebadged Tamron)
Aha! That explains why mine won't!

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FA* lenses come close

QuoteOriginally posted by hefty1 Quote
You're quite correct, FA and earlier lenses have no quick-shift, only DA lenses have that feature.
FA* lenses, however, shifts between manual and autofocus by pulling/pushing the focus ring back and forth. Not quite quick-shift, but close enough and more convenient than fumbling with the switch on the camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nostatic Quote
For the FA lenses, you can't quick shift focus?
You can, with a little trick
Use your middle or ring finger to press down the lens-mount release button, then you can qs focus with thumb & forefinger. I bet guitar players would have no problem with this maneuver.

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What about the FA Ltds?
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QuoteOriginally posted by JMS Quote
What about the FA Ltds?
No QS with them either.

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