Who cares about AF speed

Started Jun 29, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Who cares about AF speed
Jun 29, 2011

I notice that a lot of the same people who seem to care about manual controls also care a lot about AF speed. If you're a manual control junkie, I imagine you're going to be doing some tweaking before each shot which is going to take a lot longer than a few hundred milliseconds, so who cares if one camera is a few hundred milliseconds faster focusing than another. Admittedly, I'm a very novice photographer, but I have been using a camera regularly for about five years now and I still don't understand why any but the most hardcore photographers should care about very small differences in AF speed. Can someone explain?

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