Is the 17/1.8 snap-focus ring a gimmick?

Started Jan 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jun2
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Re: Is the 17/1.8 snap-focus ring a gimmick?
In reply to NZ Scott, Jan 31, 2013

Yes, it's a Gimmick.  My 12mm f2 markings are sometime accurate, sometime not.  The thing is the whole thing is not mechanical, that is still electronic wire focus.  I don't really know what the markings are based on.  I don't have 17mm, I would expect to be similar.

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