Unsatisfied with 50mm options for Canon

Started Jul 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP ugly1 Forum Member • Posts: 85
Re: Unsatisfied with 50mm options for Canon

CarVac wrote:

You can avoid AF failure by manual focusing...

In all seriousness, even if you use AF, you should change the focusing screen to something that shows the full extent of the defocus if you are planning on using fast lenses. Otherwise you will not be able to judge what the photo will look like afterwards, and you will not be able to judge focus before you take the photo.

I have been thinking about that for a while now...will it help the AF system focus better? Or will it help me manually focus better? Or both?

Please let me know if you are using such a focusing screen and also, which model or kind?

Thank you.

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