Inconsistent aperture rings

Started Apr 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Al Valentino Senior Member • Posts: 4,776
Re: Inconsistent aperture rings

jyhfeei wrote:

Al Valentino wrote:

Cartwheels MD wrote:

27 is too small. Zooms are variable aperture.

Yes. But the question remains, why are there no aperture markings on the 10-24 f/4 zoom which is a constant aperture lens?

I heard that this was due to cost. The target price for this expensive-to-make lens was $1000 and the fact that this image stabilized zoom lens did not have to be reengineered with a marked aperture ring was a factor.

The high end, constant aperture, weather sealed zooms coming will have reengineered, marked aperture rings. And heftier prices to boot.

I bet you are correct, cost. This is sad as the aperture ring is one of features I love. Also, since Fuji apertures tend to move easily it is easier to notice. I have the 14mm and will stick with that, especially sine it does not need software to correct for the distortions

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