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06-11-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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manual focus on the 01 lens - is it usually "stiff" ?

Hi folks!

I tried manual focusing with the 01 lens on the Q and I find the focus ring a bit "sticky" ... stiff.
Is this normal behavior for that lens?
While I don't expect it to be like my Zeiss 85/1.4, I do think that it could be a tad "less stiff".

Any opinion(s) on that?

Thanks

JP

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its not that its sticky, it's that it's so thin your fingers rub and cause it to be sticky. I put these focus band grip thingys that came with the SLR Magic Q mount lens and they extend it out and help with manual focusing so much. But I have no clue where to buy them other than with that specific SLR Magic lens, they give a whole bag with a ton of them in tons of colors.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wanderography Quote
its not that its sticky, it's that it's so thin your fingers rub and cause it to be sticky. I put these focus band grip thingys that came with the SLR Magic Q mount lens and they extend it out and help with manual focusing so much. But I have no clue where to buy them other than with that specific SLR Magic lens, they give a whole bag with a ton of them in tons of colors.
Sounds good.
I'll try to find those and in the meantime, I can always use a rubber band?

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Sounds good.
I'll try to find those and in the meantime, I can always use a rubber band?

JP
yeah thats all they are, heres a link showing them http://www.thephoblographer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Toy-Lens-11mm-14Q-680x510.jpg I was even thinking at a time using those smaller fat colored rubber bands you see in office supply sections. But I have so many of these things in different colors

EDIT: heres a better image, I posted this a while ago and I found it on bing https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/pentax-q/122442d1332901562-si...-slrmagic3.jpg

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yeah thats all they are, heres a link showing them http://www.thephoblographer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Toy-Lens-11mm-14Q-680x510.jpg I was even thinking at a time using those smaller fat colored rubber bands you see in office supply sections. But I have so many of these things in different colors

EDIT: heres a better image, I posted this a while ago and I found it on bing https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/pentax-q/122442d1332901562-si...-slrmagic3.jpg
That's the ticket alright!
Better start browsing the office drawers tomorrow, until I find the "proper" bands.

Cheers.

JP.
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