Manual focus. why the obsession?

Started Jan 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
lighthunter80
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Re: Manual focus. why the obsession?
In reply to AngDaga, Jan 20, 2013

AngDaga wrote:

I'm been shooting since 2003 with a DSLR and recently with an XE1. I don't use manual focus, ever. Well, maybe a couple time in really low light when I can't get focus. Everyone here seems obsessed over manual focusing. I feel like I'm a fairly competent photographer, but I wonder what am I missing. Sincere question here, I feel like maybe need to learn some more in this area.

Exactly the same her. I do photography sine the mid 90s and had all sorts of cameras like an Canon AE1, Contax RTS, Yashica MAT, Mamiya 645 etc. and a lot of MF lenses. I never had an issue with manual focus and it works just fine. However, since I use AF cameras such as EOS 500n, 50e, 10D, 350D, 60D, 5D etc. I never felt like wanting to use manual focus. There is really no need for it if you know how to use AF properly. It is in facet much easier to manual focus on one of the old cameras with their optimized screens than with a modern AF camera.

So in short. You didn't miss a thing.

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