Why still manual lenses?

Started Dec 19, 2012 | Questions thread
oysteinvidnes New Member • Posts: 13
Re: Why still manual lenses?

Autofocus mechanisms add extra bulk and complexity to a lens, and to the development of it. The Voigtlander lenses are built with emphasis on optical qualities and smooth handling of manual focus, large aperture, close focus distance and no in-camera correction.

One thing that I'm not certain of, though: Since Micro Four Thirds is not an open standard, I suppose if a lens is made with electronic contacts, the lens manufacturer will have to pay a license to be able to make the lens, no? At least some of the manual lenses are "unlicensed".

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