What do you think of this MF lens? wide open at f2.8.

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
The Incredible Hoke
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Re: What do you think of this MF lens? wide open at f2.8.

ultimitsu wrote:

stevo23 wrote:

ShawnHoke wrote:

ultimitsu wrote:

yfan wrote:

I am thinking about put it on ebay. It's overlap with my other lens. But somehow I feel reluctant let it go.

Good photography oppotunities in life are too few and far between to use awkward lenses.

If you value your photography, use AF lenses.

That's not really true - if you value critical focus, manually focus.

I am not sure what makes "critical focus" in your book. I settle for the level of focus I get from my AF lenses. MF lenses would mean a lot of my photos wouldn't have been taken.

The key word here is "settle." Some photographers prefer not to settle.

If it's a critical shot where point of focus and critical focus is important, I eschew AF. Typical examples would be landscapes.

You cannot be more wrong. Many landscape shots do not use AF because DOF covers infinity and AF is not necessary.

However, focusing on a point to maximize DOF is necessary. You don't just open it up to infinity and hope for the best.

And last point, how many threads on DP are devoted to AF issues/problems even on the latest and greatest DSLRs. A LOT of threads. AF is a fantastic tool and I rely on it a great deal for many shots and assignments, but there are times when I still prefer MF, especially when those lenses are better than any AF lenses I own.

If you don't need MF, then that's fantastic, but don't assume that others don't "value their photography" if they use MF lenses.

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