aperture ring vs body control

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  1. lilpup

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    What's the advantage, if any, of controlling aperture with a ring instead of using body settings?
     
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    Well, many newer lenses can only be adjusted through the body. Im guessing its not much different.
     
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    Nothing.

    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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