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Old September 27th, 2006, 05:25 PM   #1
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Distance readout?

I know these electronic lenses don't give you focus distance marks, but I'm wondering if anybody knows if the A1/G1 lens gives you a distance readout in the viewfinder (as the Z1 does), and if it's repeatable.
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Old September 27th, 2006, 07:06 PM   #2
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Yep and yep. http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=73131
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Old September 27th, 2006, 07:17 PM   #3
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Excellent. I thought I had read that someplace but couldn't find the right thread.
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Old September 27th, 2006, 08:01 PM   #4
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Presumably it'll be the same or at least similar to the technology in the H1. I haven't pulled out the tape measure to prove to myself that it is spot on the mark, but it is repeatable from a practical standpoint. Works quite nicely for me.
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