Subject: Re: Physical size of lenses
In article<f8847bFlt13U1@mid.individual.net>, Paul Carmichael<email@example.com> wrote:
> >> On my desk in front of me are two lenses. Both Samyang primes. One is a
> >> 35mm
> >> f1.4 and the other is an 85mm f1.4.
> >> I'm just curious as to why the 35mm is so much physically longer than the
> >> 85mm.
> > retrofocus design
> Yeah, when I was googling it earlier, I bumped into a piece about why 50mm
> lenses are so much cheaper than 35mm. The article referred to retrofocus.
> I also just remembered, my 35mm Samyang has aperture control from body, so I
> assume there's extra gubbins for that (motor etc.).
the motors make it slightly thicker, not longer.