Need strategies for faster, more accurate manual focusing in low light

Started Aug 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
sportyaccordy Veteran Member • Posts: 5,465
Need strategies for faster, more accurate manual focusing in low light

I recently bought a bundle of FD lenses and a Lens Turbo for my C3, and while it's great to be able to shoot handheld in the dark my focus hit rate is below 50% on wide open people shots. MF assist is kind of tricky as things look relatively in focus on the screen, but aren't once I see the picture even at ~25%. Are there any drills or anything I can do to increase my hit rate and better my MF technique?

 sportyaccordy's gear list:sportyaccordy's gear list
Sony Alpha NEX-C3 +5 more
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow