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#1 Kevster

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:16 PM

Hi,
I have recently bought a manual focus gear for my 45mm Panasonic Leica macro lens.
Is it possible to use auto focus with the focus gear on the lens without damaging the lens.
Lens details
AF motor type is DC micro motor
MF is focus by wire

From DPreview
'Focus-by-wire' manual focus
The most unusual feature of this lens's operation is the focus-by-wire manual focus system, which drives the focusing group indirectly via the lens's autofocus motor.

My concern is that if i use auto focus with the focus gear on the lens i may damage the Af motor?

Edited by Kevster, 22 June 2012 - 07:24 PM.

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