has NX200 MF assist like ricoh Snap focus?

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ZZ9 Regular Member • Posts: 445
has NX200 MF assist like ricoh Snap focus?

there is some funcion in NX200 similar to snap focus in ricoh when you can select the focus distance and so avoid any lag

or anyway there is on display some scale that show you at wich distance are you focusing?

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viking79 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,135
Re: has NX200 MF assist like ricoh Snap focus?

ZZ9 wrote:

there is some funcion in NX200 similar to snap focus in ricoh when you can select the focus distance and so avoid any lag

Not that I am aware of. Manual focus of course, but don't think that is what you are after.

or anyway there is on display some scale that show you at wich distance are you focusing?

There is a distance scale, but I think it only works with some lenses (60mm f/2.8 Macro and 85mm f/1.4).

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whtchocla7e Contributing Member • Posts: 927
Re: has NX200 MF assist like ricoh Snap focus?

The distance scale issue is a shame.
It should be available for all lenses.

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tkpenalty Regular Member • Posts: 451
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whtchocla7e wrote:

The distance scale issue is a shame.
It should be available for all lenses.

I'd rather a lens not have a distance scale and be able to focus closer/further away from infinity to cancel out any manufacturing variances.

Its actually quite unreasonable to expect most CDAF lenses to have it. They're not designed to work that way.

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whtchocla7e Contributing Member • Posts: 927
Re: has NX200 MF assist like ricoh Snap focus?

tkpenalty wrote:

whtchocla7e wrote:

The distance scale issue is a shame.
It should be available for all lenses.

I'd rather a lens not have a distance scale and be able to focus closer/further away from infinity to cancel out any manufacturing variances.

Its actually quite unreasonable to expect most CDAF lenses to have it. They're not designed to work that way.

I would call that bad design then.

I can't image why a CDAF lens wouldn't be able to provide at least an approximation of the focus distance at any time.. Care to explain?

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apkraven Forum Member • Posts: 58
Re: has NX200 MF assist like ricoh Snap focus?

focus by wire thing. electronic focus ring..

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snake_b Veteran Member • Posts: 4,680
Re: has NX200 MF assist like ricoh Snap focus?

First, that's not focus assist. However, if there is manual focusing on the NX200 (yes, there is), you will need to estimate by eye, set focus on an object at that distance, then leave it there. I do it with my EX1 and that's it, although Ricoh's feature would be welcome. It's unique to them, however, and Ricoh is a fairly special company, even for their lowly CX series, which has some serious features.

ZZ9 wrote:

there is some funcion in NX200 similar to snap focus in ricoh when you can select the focus distance and so avoid any lag

or anyway there is on display some scale that show you at wich distance are you focusing?

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