Dstance scale with 23mm

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JimLong
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Dstance scale with 23mm
Nov 6, 2013

I have noticed that the distance  scale in the viewfinder is not available on the 23mm lens.  On my other lenses (18-55 and 55-200) I have the choice of turning on the distance scale for both manual focus and autofocus.  Further, even if I don't have the distance scale turned on in the menu, it will come on when I select manual mode and push the rear dial for magnification.  On the 23mm lens there seems to be no way to get a distance scale in manual focus mode.  It is greyed out in the menu and does not come on with magnification.  I realize that there is a distance scale on the lens barrel, but it is very hard to read.  Is this behavior common to all the prime lenses?  Is it common to the 23 and 14 (which select manual focus by pulling back the focus ring)?  Or does only the 23mm behave this way?

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