What do you think of this MF lens? wide open at f2.8.

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ultimitsu
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Re: What do you think of this MF lens? wide open at f2.8.
In reply to The Incredible Hoke, 8 months ago

ShawnHoke wrote:

ultimitsu wrote:

stevo23 wrote:

ShawnHoke wrote:

ultimitsu wrote:

yfan wrote:

I am thinking about put it on ebay. It's overlap with my other lens. But somehow I feel reluctant let it go.

Good photography oppotunities in life are too few and far between to use awkward lenses.

If you value your photography, use AF lenses.

That's not really true - if you value critical focus, manually focus.

I am not sure what makes "critical focus" in your book. I settle for the level of focus I get from my AF lenses. MF lenses would mean a lot of my photos wouldn't have been taken.

The key word here is "settle." Some photographers prefer not to settle.

Not to settle for what? check out my challenge entries, which image do you think suffer from "settled" focus accuracy? and which of these do you think could be more accurate with MF?

If it's a critical shot where point of focus and critical focus is important, I eschew AF. Typical examples would be landscapes.

You cannot be more wrong. Many landscape shots do not use AF because DOF covers infinity and AF is not necessary.

However, focusing on a point to maximize DOF is necessary. You don't just open it up to infinity and hope for the best.

Not sure what this has to do with AF. with AF, you get to choose which AF point to forcus where, too.

And last point, how many threads on DP are devoted to AF issues/problems even on the latest and greatest DSLRs.

And you try to make the point that far fewer threads are about MF issues therefore MF is superior? do you also think horses are better commuting tools than cars and bicycles because far fewer people today complain about horse issues than those about cars and bicycles?

If you don't need MF, then that's fantastic, but don't assume that others don't "value their photography" if they use MF lenses.

That is taking what I said out of context.

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