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Huh, maybe autofocus isn't all it is cracked up to be. I may have to reconsider my priorities.
Autofocus definitely has its place but it definitely isn't everything. Those of us who have gravitated to this thread discovered at some time in life that turning the focusing ring can add a great deal to the experience of taking photos. I refer to it as a "spiritual experience" as I watch the scene come into focus in my viewfinder. This task requires attention. It slows me down as I consider the composition, where I want focus. Folks are doing that with Leica cameras, turning the focusing ring of five thousand dollar lenses. Folks are doing that with Zeiss lenses mounted on a variety of camera, spending anywhere from one to three thousand dollars. We have the distinct pleasure of having the same experience but doing so with lenses that cost a pittance by comparison. Nikon has been making some of the best MF lenses in the world for the last fifty years. Most are out of production but are having a renaissance as a result of folks like those on this thread who are mounting these old lenses on modern DSLR cameras. You owe it to yourself to at least buy ONE MF lens and give it a go. I don't know what camera you're using, but if it is a Nikon camera and if you buy a Nikon lens, you might want to share what you discover with the rest of us. IF you do, I'd encourage you to add your first name to your profile, as well as a list of the gear you're using. We operate on a first name basis on this thread and we like to keep track of one another's kit building efforts.
Welcome. You can share thought with us regardless of what you're shooting but if you want to post photos please honor our intention to share only MF Nikon lenses when mounted on Nikon film or digital cameras..