Last Updated on 05/08/2015 by Chris Gampat
Manual focusing is sometimes just easier for lots of us–but some lenses don’t make it so simple due to smaller focusing rings or just overall ergonomics. That’s the problem that LensTAAB is trying to fix. Many old Leica and M mount lenses already have a sort of tab attached to them. This makes finger placement easier and also makes the pushing and pulling o the focusing ring much easier. But for years, ti was limited to only a couple of M mount lenses. Even Zeiss’s DSLR lenses didn’t have them!
The LensTAAB is a ring that goes around the focusing ring and gives you the tab that makes pushing and pulling much simpler. If you’re the type that loves to manually focus or work with older glass, then this can be a godsend. Using the ring’s inner teeth, the Taab connects to the focusing ring and focuses the lens when you push or pull. From what we’re seeing so far, we’d honestly love the teeth to also be on the outside and pretty much replace the need for the focusing ring also entirely. But we will have to put one to the test to give our final thoughts.
The tabs are made of neoprene and the company claims that they’ll stay on without issues. We won’t know until we get a review unit in; but production versions are supposed to start shipping this Spring.