A lens I bought recently was destined for the door only moments after I’d unwrapped it.
It was a zoom with one of those sliding barrels to adjust the zoom, rather than a rotating one, and worse still it was so sloppy and loose, every time I tilted the lens a few degrees the moving part of the barrel slid, whoosh-ker-thunk, jarringly, to one end of the zoom range or other.
Even trying to focus whilst at one focal length, I’d raise my eye from the viewfinder to find whilst focusing I’d inadvertently drifted the zoom too so I was at 95mm not 85mm, or 150mm not 135mm.
These things matter to me, and this fatal flaw of the lens meant I would never even consider using it again, however great the images may be.
How about you? What are completely unforgivable deal breakers for you with a camera or lens, a feature or quirk so inconvenient or irritating you know you’d never overcome it and enjoy shooting with it?
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