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

Started Nov 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
harold1968 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,687
Re: If I prefer to manually focus, should I still get the FE 55?

turnstyle wrote:

harold1968 wrote:

unfortunatley, until someone reviews that aspect it will be difficult to tell

I wouldn't assume its bad, for example the Fuji X100s had better MF then the X100 after customer feedback

I can also say my RX1R is actually very good for manual focus, so perhaps the A7 will be good as well

Thanks! RX1R is focus-by-wire, correct? I've not yet had an experience in which focus-by-wire "felt real" (so to speak) -- I don't much care if it *actually* is manual, but just that it *feels* manual.

Though I also gather you can't use an on-lens distance & DOF scale?

I believe it is focus by wire

It feels quite good, but then I'm not an expert so its worth you trying in a shop. I mainly use it on the macro setting for close up as I find the RX1R focus to be very good normally.

There isn't an on lens distance scale on the RX1R, but there is a rough one which pops up on the screen when you manual focus.

No idea if this exists on the A7. Again, something to see in a shop.

The one nice thing on the RX1R which definitely disn't on the A7 is the manual aperture ring, but you can't have everything

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