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    Nikon 75-300 4.5-f5.6 AF Help

    Picked up this lens in very nice condition. This is my first AF lens and have a question regarding the "Full - Limit" switch on the barrel. Can some kind soul tell me what this is about.

    Thanks in advance

    Mike

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    It limits the focusing range by eliminating some of the near focusing ability.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

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    Never mind I figured it out. It is a focus limit switch. In limit mode is will only focus from 10 feet to infinity. In full mode it goes a lot closer. Presumably to speed up the auto focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJim View Post
    It limits the focusing range by eliminating some of the near focusing ability.
    Thanks - as you were probably typing your post I had a blinding flash of the obvious watching the lens focus.

    Mike



 

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