I am trying out my grandfathers old 24-85 3.5-4.5 ai ( hope I remembered that right) in the morning for the first time. I tried to enter the non CPU lens data. For my prime it was straightforward but how do out do this for a zoom? I don't think ranges were an option.
Also. I changed it to manual focus mode but I noticed a black focus box still visible smack in the middle of my screen. What the heck?
And focusing is next to impossible unless I use the live view. Why does the shutter sound like it is taking forever in that mode vs taking the pic with the same speed outside of that mode?
I was frustrated to see that my camera couldn't record which focal length I used, it just said "28" for all of them. Perhaps bc this is what I entered.
I hoped this would serve as a trial of sorts to see if I might want a like zoom with AF. It this lens considered fast? Offhand it struck me it could be better but could be worse.
I also have a 28mm 1.4 prime and a 105 prime, and 50 1.4. On the 105- that sounds odd, I will double check that at tell you the aperture in the am. Wonder about value on these out of sheer curiosity. I like that I can "try" some stuff out before I buy AF lenses.