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    finger tabbed focus on 50mm summilux asph

    just started shooting with the 50mm lux asph and i must say i am not liking the tabbed focus ring.

    is this the general consensus on the leica tabbed focus ring or is it something that grows on you?

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    Re: finger tabbed focus on 50mm summilux asph

    I prefer them, and dislike lenses without tabs (apart from the 75/90 Summarits but they have nice wide rubberized rings). I wish my 50 Summicron had a tab!

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    Re: finger tabbed focus on 50mm summilux asph

    I'm a recent Leica user and the tab is really starting to grow on me. I was more ambivalent at first though.

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    Re: finger tabbed focus on 50mm summilux asph

    Give it time. "Just started shooting with..." means you're still in the learning phase. A tabbed focusing ring would seem awkward as heck on SLR cameras but becomes perfectly natural on the Leica RFs very quickly.

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    Re: finger tabbed focus on 50mm summilux asph

    Complete agreement. The more I have used this style, the more I have liked it.

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    Re: finger tabbed focus on 50mm summilux asph

    Depends on what and how you shoot, really. For street or just fast shooting, the tab is hard to beat. With one finger, even sight unseen (by knowing the tab position) you can quickly attain focus.

    It's a bit of a departure than what most are used to, no doubt. But it'll probably grow on you.

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    Re: finger tabbed focus on 50mm summilux asph

    If you keep the tab pointing straight down, you can quickly get to the right focus point. Alternatively keep it at infinity and always know which way to turn. I miss it on the lenses I have that don't have it.
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    Re: finger tabbed focus on 50mm summilux asph

    If you don't like the tab I know someone who would

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    Re: finger tabbed focus on 50mm summilux asph

    +1 to "it grows on you."

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    Re: finger tabbed focus on 50mm summilux asph

    Echoing what everyone else is saying. It grows on you....wierd at first, now second nature for me...
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