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

Started Nov 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
djp58 Regular Member • Posts: 351
Re: If I prefer to manually focus, should I still get the FE 55?

turnstyle wrote:

For people who mostly/always shoot manual focus -- when (if ever) do you wish you had autofocus? Or, if you do have the option to turn on autofocus, when do you turn it on?

I have several AF lenses to complement my many MF only lenses.  I keep my NEX 7 in MF and have the AF/MF button on the back set to "hold" vice toggle.  That way, when I want to use AF, I push and hold the back button.  if I want to switch back or fine-tune manually, I just release the button.  Works well for the few times I use AF and focus-by-wire lenses.  Will set my A7R up the same way when it arrives.


Part of my expectation is that when you "get to know" the physical characteristics of a manual focus lens, you'll become able to manually focus much more effectively.

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