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Welcome Todd, there's still a lot of fun left in the manual focus lenses and you have gotten hold of two of the nice examples.
I have put most of my faith in the green dot in the D800. The FX viewfinder is also a good step above the DX one. With my old D7000 or D300, I am not sure I would have gotten anywhere with manual focusing, although some folks here seem to thrive on DX viewfinders.
If you are using a tripod, live view will be great. That's what I have done for taking tele shot sof the moon, for example.
For more tricky tele shots, for example eagles I was trying a few months ago with the 500 F4P, MF did feel inadequate. I got hold of a TC16a recently that I am hoping will provide an assist for such shots. A little cheaper than the 500 or 600VR IIs
For most shots 105mm and below, with practice for almost a year now, I don't really feel I need AF.
Hello All.... I am new to the manual focus portion of this forum. Manual focus is not new to me, I just haven't taken photos that way since 2001 when I converted to digital. Anyway, there are some really fine photos here so far. Very sharp and crisp. Amazing quality with todays digital cameras.
I currently own the Nikon D800E and D800 camera bodies and fast glass to go with it. However yesterday, I was at my local camera store looking at the used equipment (lenses) and I purchased the Nikon 105mm f/2.5 ais and the 200mm f/4 ais lenses, both...Show more →