If I prefer to manually focus, should I still get the FE 55?

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Re: If I prefer to manually focus, should I still get the FE 55?
In reply to turnstyle, 9 months ago

Hi all,

I'm thinking ahead to A7 or A7r with a fast 'normal' prime.

I generally prefer to manually focus. And the FE 55 does look like it's going to be a great lens.

But I'm wondering if I should still skip the FE 55, and abandon the option to use autofocus -- and instead go for a physically focused lens, rather than always have to use focus-by-wire.

Anybody wrestling with a similar decision?

The 55/1.8 is definitely a lens to consider if it can be budgeted for. But otherwise, and if AF is not a must have and perhaps a little compromise on ultimate IQ esp wide open, your options are wide open.

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