Manual focus?

Started May 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
Roger99
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Re: Manual focus?
In reply to kgbruce01, May 27, 2012

kgbruce01 wrote:

chalky46 wrote:

Hi

Can anyone tell me what advantages are there with manual focus when all cameras do it for you?
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Michael

My Nikon FE does not autofocus, so it's a little hasty to say that 'all' cameras autofocus. My Fuji, which has an AF motor, won't auto focus my Nikkor 50mm F/2 or my Sigma Pan-focus 135mm.

When shooting Victoria through these bushes, the autofocus would often lock onto the branches. A manual override with the focus ring on the G-lens I was using and subject was back in focus.

I have to ask. Was Victoria alright with you shooting her through the bushes? Did she even know.

(It's been one of those nights.)

A photographer should be smarter than their camera, meaning knowing what each feature is for and when it is needed.

Manual focus is still very much needed by many, many photographers.

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