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  • Lens infobox on the wiki - suggestions sought

    If you look here:

    http://fourthirds-user.com/wiki/14-5..._Zuiko_Digital

    ..you will see a product information page for the ZD 14-54mm II in our new Knowledge Base wiki. To the right is an information box and this relies on a complex template that I have 'borrowed' from Wikipedia and I am now customising it for our site. You can see an example on Wikipedia here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuiko_...E2%80%933.5_II

    Anyway - I am seeking suggestions for the data to be included in the info box. As soon as I have finalised this I can start to replicate the info box in product pages for all Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds lenses.

    So - is there anything missing from the info box you would like to see added; is there anything else you would like to suggest (sensible suggestions! ))

    Ian
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    Re: Lens infobox on the wiki - suggestions sought

    Whether a lens is manual focus by wire or manual focus direct and whether it has a visible distance scale or not. Is this the kind of stuff you're looking for?
    "Stef" E-620 and stuff...

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    • #3
      Re: Lens infobox on the wiki - suggestions sought

      Originally posted by West Arm Rider View Post
      Whether a lens is manual focus by wire or manual focus direct and whether it has a visible distance scale or not. Is this the kind of stuff you're looking for?
      Yes - very good

      Ian
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      • #4
        Re: Lens infobox on the wiki - suggestions sought

        OK - made lots of changes

        Anything else to add or change?

        http://fourthirds-user.com/wiki/14-5..._Zuiko_Digital

        Ian
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        • #5
          Re: Lens infobox on the wiki - suggestions sought

          Manual focus directly such as 50-200SWD and 12-60SWD provides was an important consideration in my selection of those lenses. I don't know if the use of "fly by wire" is appropriate in the title for the function as it is an aeronautical term and may not be understood in all countries. One system of focus uses the elecric motors and requires a powered camera while the direct focus uses screw or gear focus without power. Perhaps something along the lines of Manual focus - electronic or mechanical would be more descriptive.
          "Stef" E-620 and stuff...

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          • #6
            Re: Lens infobox on the wiki - suggestions sought

            Originally posted by West Arm Rider View Post
            Manual focus directly such as 50-200SWD and 12-60SWD provides was an important consideration in my selection of those lenses. I don't know if the use of "fly by wire" is appropriate in the title for the function as it is an aeronautical term and may not be understood in all countries. One system of focus uses the elecric motors and requires a powered camera while the direct focus uses screw or gear focus without power. Perhaps something along the lines of Manual focus - electronic or mechanical would be more descriptive.
            Good point - let me think about this

            Ian
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            • #7
              Re: Lens infobox on the wiki - suggestions sought

              I think I have solved the manual focus category.

              http://fourthirds-user.com/wiki/14-5..._Zuiko_Digital

              Any more suggestions?

              Ian
              Founder/editor
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              • #8
                Re: Lens infobox on the wiki - suggestions sought

                MTF charts for the lens would/could be a useful entry...
                regards.
                E510, E3, E-PL1,E620 ,E-5,OM-D
                50-200SWD, 14-54Mk1, 50mm f2. 35mm,70-300mm,12-60mmSWD,PL-25mm-1.4,150mm-F2
                MFT: 14-42(kit)/12mm/45mm

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                • #9
                  Re: Lens infobox on the wiki - suggestions sought

                  Yes, although I will need to ask permission for mtf charts and this is really for the main body of the articles rather than the infobox

                  Ian
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                  • #10
                    Re: Lens infobox on the wiki - suggestions sought

                    I'm not clear on how the manual focus category is being described. Are my eyes just failing me this morning?

                    I was wondering if there is also a way to provide more information on the type of AF motor, including links to descriptions of the different types and how they affec AF operation/performance. The info box currenty has an entry for "Sonic Focus Motor: Yes/No." I'm not quite sure of which motor is called the sonic focus motor. As I understand it, there are many different types/versions of motors used in 4/3 and MFT lenses. There is the original 4/3 motor (don't know what Olympus call it); the SWD motor; the 4/3 motor that provides improved live view AF (also don't know what it's called); the original MFT motor; and the MSC stepper motor for MFT, which is optimized for video. And then there are the Panasonic motors . . . so I think that this could use some more detail, either in the info box, the lens descriptions, or both.

                    - Hal -
                    A Still Mind - Photography, Music, Meditation, Ministry - www.astillmind.net
                    Olympus E-M5; Panasonic-Leica DG Summilux 25mm; Zuiko 12-60 SWD, 50-200 SWD; Sigma 105 Macro; Rokinon (Samyang) 7.5mm fisheye; Olympus 8/1.8 PRO fisheye; FL-50R; Giottos MT-8361 tripod with Gitzo GH2780QR ballhead.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Lens infobox on the wiki - suggestions sought

                      Well, currently there are two types of 'sonic' AF motor featured on Four Thirds lenses (only) - Olympus SWD and Sigma HSM. Panasonic doesn't do sonic AF motors.

                      One problem I have at the moment with AF motor types is that it is they are rarely clearly stated. I know the 14-140 Panny is linear type and the SWD ones are obvious, as are HSM, but I need help to establish for certain what most lenses have.

                      I have change the manual focus box to be free form text instead of Yes/No - so the idea is a very short description is entered, so either Electronic fly-by-wire or Mechanical.

                      Ian
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