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| p.5 #1 · p.5 #1 · Tired of Canon's AF System, Which DSLR is best for MF? |
Manual focus require more brain work, and there is many trick/freedom to use which is not the case with AF lens. Once you get use to manual focus chasing kids, you will feel the limitation of AF once switched, vice versa...
They both have their merit to each own. But no question Manual focus is more fun...
This times 10.
Using all manual settings allows more freedom when shooting and using manual focus a long with manual focus lenses adds to this factor as it forces you to think about which aperture you're using, why you're using that aperture, what you are setting your focal point to and why, and you're not limited to *the box* (what I like to call the traditional DSLR AF points built into every modern DSLR) so you don't have to worry about focus and recomposing or even cropping, or missing focus or begin unable to lock onto focus because of your cameras automatic AF system.
Using strictly manual focus also allows you to practice your manual focus setting skills allowing you to outperform even the best AF systems out there.
Just think about it, I know of no system that can AF through cloth covering your lens or situations where there is a lack of contrast. With some practice using manual focus you will be able to nail all of your shots without relying on the camera system itself. This is why I personally love using all manual settings. It puts me at full control and is comparable to using a stick shift vs an automatic transmission.
With that being said, I decided to go with a 5Dc, the EE-S precision focusing screen, and a trio of primes that are top notch from what I've seen/read yet are very, very inexpensive.
The thing that I love about these manual focus lenses is that they also have a very distinct look/quality to them and some of the older primes even top some of the newer ones in speed a long with image quality.