Still not happy with the D850 AF

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JohnnyLuddite Senior Member • Posts: 1,252
Re: Still not happy with the D850 AF

mais51 wrote:

I notice that most of the people complaining about AF have never used a manual focus lens in their life - be it film era manual focus lens such as Nikkor AIS or current exotic German manual focus lenses - if they've done they wouldn't be too critical about AF.

Personally, particularly with film cameras, manual focus was fine providing you had a bit of time. With a split-screen or other focus screens, you could get a good job; likewise today with the focus assist on ML. Just slow.

I think what's changed is a combination of idiom and tech, so that there is a fashion, at least for some, in wafer-thin depth of field on people, coupled with higher resolution and poring over the pores.

I do understand why people might want to do this for differentiation or selective artistic effect, and to hone their skills and push boundaries. Not for me, and each to their own.

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