No focusing ring

ArizonaMike

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I recently ordered the Panasonic 12-32 lens for use on my Olympus M5.3. When it arrived I was surprised to find that it had no focusing ring and thus is an auto-focus only lens. That is OK since I almost always use auto-focus but I was surprised. I am not aware of any Olympus auto-focus only lenses so are there more Panasonic lenses without a focusing ring?

Just wondering as I would not want to order another lens that does not have the ability to use manual focusing.
 

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I know the GM1 had a setting under Setup that allowed MF with the 12-32. I haven't seen a similar setting on Olympus bodies. You can do a Preset MF on the 5.3, but that's just a return to a single predetermined focus point. Not the same as full MF.
 

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I know the GM1 had a setting under Setup that allowed MF with the 12-32.
I guess that is a reason to make sure you buy lenses from the same company who makes your camera ...

It never occurred to me to check to see if the 12-32 had a manual focus ring since it never occurred to me that it would not as I don't think I ever saw another lens without one. No auto-focus - sure - but not no manual focus.
 

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I recently ordered the Panasonic 12-32 lens for use on my Olympus M5.3. When it arrived I was surprised to find that it had no focusing ring and thus is an auto-focus only lens. That is OK since I almost always use auto-focus but I was surprised. I am not aware of any Olympus auto-focus only lenses so are there more Panasonic lenses without a focusing ring?

Just wondering as I would not want to order another lens that does not have the ability to use manual focusing.
Same thing with the XiaoYi f:1.8/42.5 mm
 

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