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

Started Nov 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: If I prefer to manually focus, should I still get the FE 55?

djp58 wrote:

If I'm going to one of my daughters sporting events, I typically bring an AF capable lens; lighting is always horrible (junior high), so wish I had a faster stabilized lens, but AF definitely helps. Most of my other shooting is outdoor/nature/landscape, and I definitely prefer MF in this case. Just picked up an OM 21mm F3.5 and a Nikon 20mm f4 - looking forward to hitting the trail with one of these mounted on the A7R

I've actually wondered -- with practice on a manual lens, to what extent can you track a moving subject (assuming a reasonable DOF).

I don't do a lot of sports-type shooting -- and I can't help but feeling that with autofocus, I'd wind up with a lot of pictures focused on the background.

I don't know if this has been answered yet....
It will depend on the lensand how the peaking is behaving, if you get a clearly defined line of peaking on the play surface, it's actually very easy to align the peaking with the subjects feet as they run around.

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