Anyone disappointed with the FE movement?

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sean lancaster
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Re: Anyone disappointed with the FE movement?
In reply to John Gellings, 7 months ago

John Gellings wrote:

Mel Snyder wrote:

Which A7/r do you own?

There are thousands of lenses for both the A7 and the A7r, and those of us who actually own the cameras have had NO lens-imposed limits to their use. I shot all weekend with lenses from 17mm to 90mm under a wide range of conditions, and I never missed any opportunity for lack of a lens.

Oh, you say those thousands of available lenses are legacy MFs - you were talking about AF/AE/OSS lenses? Ones you can point at a scene and press the shutter and the lens and camera do all the thinking for you?

Do you really think that AF does all the thinking for you and that photos made with AF are inferior? Seems like a ridiculous statement to make. Framing and content are the most important aspects of photography. Focus is only a technical concern.

Moreover, with DMF you can use AF and then tweak the focus to perfection. But DMF is only available on AF lenses. I use spot focusing for my AF so I can generally allow the lens to nail the focus point I choose, but when in doubt I can simply twist the focus ring on the lens to zoom in and perfect the focus. I prefer this over any manual focus lens I have.

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