Manual focus. why the obsession?

Started Jan 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
joshxiv
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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.

I don't use MF exclusively - but since I usually just use single AF, and the center focus point, I want to be able to over-ride the AF quickly and accurately.

Especially given Fuji's relatively hesitant AF in low light, being able to tweak focus manually can mean the difference in not missing a shot.

Hence, to me, real mechanical manual focus is very desirable.  Fly-by-wire can work, but, IMO, Fuji's current implementation, leaves much to be desired. (I'm hoping they've improved on this on the 14mm)

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