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User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

I have been giving some thought to selling my S-602 and buying a Cannon D-10 and was wondering what all you DSLR users use for a zoom lense, ONE TOUCH or TWO.

I am tiering of using the electric zoom, it is not very quick and it causes me from time to time to miss perfectly great shots.


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User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 3153 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

The answer has to be ONE Touch. But even at that, there are a couple of subtle differences to be aware of.

My one touch is a Nikkor zoom and it is a push-pull function for the zoom, and turn for focus, when using manual and not auto-focus. In auto-focus mode, then it just becomes push-pull for zoom.

However it is possible to have a two touch zoom, both focus and zoom being rotating collars. However if this is also auto-focus, then in essence it becomes a one touch zoom, but the one-touch is a rotating zoom, NOT push-pull.

Note that my personal preference is for a push-pull zoom action. I think it is just faster and easier to use.


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

No DSLR, but regular SLR for the last 20 years...

I've used both push-pull and rotating zooms, and I like them both. Rotating zooms are more precise and not subject to the zoom creeping when you hold the lens barrel up or down from the horizontal.
push-pull zooms are indeed a bit faster to use, but mainly that's practice.

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User currently offlineLugonza_2001 From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 315 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

I have tried both, and i like two touch mode more than push-pull, it may not be as fast but i believe that if you need to take a fast photo it is more accurate.

Best regards.

User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2171 times:

I am with Steve. Call me "Old School", but I miss having a good push pull zoom.


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