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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Nikon_F View Post
    With respect to the focusing ring and aperture rings turning different ways, it really isn't that hard to figure out. I've shot Nikon, Canon, Pentax, and Hasselblad cameras in the past, and it's pretty easy to switch back and forth.

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    IIRC Nikon and Minolta aperture rings turn in the opposite direction to open [or stop down]. That bothered me when I switched from Minolta to Nikon. Some how I learned to survive.

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    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

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    My first 35mm slr was a Sears (Ricoh) TLS. The lens did not have a manual/auto switch for the aperture, it had two separate scales on the ring !!! :o

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    I've never found DOF scales on lenses useful. A DOF scale depends on alot of things like the detail the film can capture and the viewing size and distance, not to mention the quality of the lens itself. The DOF scales on lenses are just rough guestimates that have never turned out useful to me.

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    The DOD scales are very useful if the camera does not have a range finder, for example the Voightlander Vito II. That was my first serious camera and it taught me about the hyperfocus range.

    Features are only useful if you use them. If you do not use them, that is your choice. See the thread about useless features.

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    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stregone View Post
    I've never found DOF scales on lenses useful. A DOF scale depends on alot of things like the detail the film can capture and the viewing size and distance, not to mention the quality of the lens itself. The DOF scales on lenses are just rough guestimates that have never turned out useful to me.
    I have a pretty good idea of which of my lenses use which circle of confusion, as well as how "conservatively" I should use (or interpret) the DOF scales for whatever purpose (also a factor of the film I'm using and general effect desired).

    If you don't use it you lose it...
    M6, SL, SL2, R5, P6x7, SL3003, SL35-E, F, F2, FM, FE-2, Varex IIa

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