Power Zoom versus Manual Zoom in stills pgotography

Started Sep 10, 2011 | Discussions thread
OP eques Senior Member • Posts: 2,590
Re: Neither useless nor annoying...

Bob Meyer wrote:

Because there is immediate, real-time tactile feedback. When I turn a ring I can tell how far I'm turning it. When I'm pushing a button or lever, there's no feedback at all.

Turning a ring also offers infinitely variable zoom speed. I can turn it quickly to get from one end of the range to the other almost instantly. Or I can turn it very slowly, to get exactly the framing I want. Power zooms seem to have at most 2 speeds, and in my (admittedly limited) experience tend to overshoot on the faster speed, requiring multiple back and forth attempts to find just the right spot.

Yes, I fully agree!

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