Mini review of the MC-21

Started Oct 6, 2022 | Discussions thread
OP mike earussi Veteran Member • Posts: 9,530
Re: Mini review of the MC-21

Scottelly wrote:

Thanks for the information Mike. Do you have any idea if the fp L manual focus magnification mode works when using an old lens on the MC21?

It's just CRAZY that Panasonic would do that, crippling the camera, so people couldn't effectively focus/use their old telephoto lenses in manual focus mode. What if someone has a big old lens, like that 300-800mm Sigmonster, or a 50-500mm Bigma? What if someone wants to use that camera on a telescope?

Don't have access to a fp-L so I don't know. Also don't know if the lack of magnification of EX lenses lies with Panasonic or Sigma, but I have yet to find any manual mag function on the S5 like there is on some other cameras.

What I'm disappointed with is the slow AF speed using the MC-21 whereas the MC-11 on the Sony has excellent AF speed.

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