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

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
The Incredible Hoke
The Incredible Hoke Contributing Member • Posts: 894
Re: What do you think of this MF lens? wide open at f2.8.

ultimitsu wrote:

ShawnHoke wrote:

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.

Not to settle for what? check out my challenge entries, which image do you think suffer from "settled" focus accuracy? and which of these do you think could be more accurate with MF?

I have no idea what you mean by challenge entries. If you use AF (I use it too - a LOT) and are happy then we are both happy. I'm sure your pictures are lovely and correctly focused.

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.

Not sure what this has to do with AF. with AF, you get to choose which AF point to forcus where, too.

Correct, you do get to choose either way.

And last point, how many threads on DP are devoted to AF issues/problems even on the latest and greatest DSLRs.

And you try to make the point that far fewer threads are about MF issues therefore MF is superior? do you also think horses are better commuting tools than cars and bicycles because far fewer people today complain about horse issues than those about cars and bicycles?

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.

That is taking what I said out of context.

Not really, you said: "If you value your photography, use AF lenses."

In the end, it doesn't matter what you or I use. No one else probably cares. I happily use both, but often prefer MF. Please don't let that ruin your day.

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