Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by lilpup, Apr 4, 2008.
What's the advantage, if any, of controlling aperture with a ring instead of using body settings?
Well, many newer lenses can only be adjusted through the body. Im guessing its not much different.
Both do 100% the same thing. I just happen to find the control on the body more convenient, its under my right index finger in the form of a wheel adjustment on my D200.
Older lenses will have the aperture ring... newer lenses for digital cameras won't have it.
No biggie, IMHO.
It's mechanical. Which means my 1970s Nikon FE which has no body control can use the lens
Furthermore it can continue to use the lens even when the battery dies.
good point, I forgot about that
I couldn't figure out why someone on a website labeled all G lenses as cheap just because they didn't have rings. He probably wasn't shooting digital.
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