Who REALLY needs autofocus??

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Who REALLY needs autofocus??
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Well of courses there's many types of scenes where autofocus is critical. Fast moving sports being just one of many examples.

But I have to wonder how many people remember WAY back in the proverbial "old days" when the only way to focus was to actually turn a focus ring manually? Almost as painful as having to get up, walk across the living room to change channels or adjust sound on the television! But I seem to remember taking some pretty decent photos back then with such a primitive system-- even in action scenes.

Of course these days we have the best of both worlds with respect to focusing but every time I read of technology such as:

Depth-aware Dual Pixel phase detection autofocus

I can just smile and shrug. Uh, really??  

Perhaps it's just me...

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