XF 90mm f/2 R is on the roadmap

Started Jul 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
Caerolle
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Re: I wouldn't complain
In reply to shigzeo, Jul 26, 2014

shigzeo ? wrote:

That is a great lens, but build quality is completely different. Metal is metal, but the Voigtlander is mechanically coupled throughout. It uses coupled helicoids. When you turn the focus ring, real mechanical parts move, not electronic relays and then a motor. Ditto the aperture ring. The entire thing is made to be used on its own, but attached to an M mount.

Fuji-X lenses can't do a single thing without electronic input. They lack even the simplest of mechanical controls/couplings.

But they have AF and possibly stabilising. The motors and AF necessary to move things that are not directly movable cause their lenses to be large. The 75/1,8 is already a very long and heavy lens, but if it had AF and uncoupled aperture/focus and relied on motors, it would be huge.

I have heard it would make the lenses bigger to have mechanical manual focus, but boy I really miss that on Fuji lenses. The 60 is particularly bad. The fly-by-wire seems to work much better on m4/3 lenses, somehow.

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