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Originally Posted by laboitenoire;12861219 
Ugh, now I'm debating the possibility of selling my D5000 and getting a D200 or D300... I have way too much camera angst, and for no reason... I know lenses should come before bodies, but the Tokina 11-16 is calling, and I'd have no AF on my D5000.

I Manage MF just fine on my D3000 with the nikon 50mm 1.8D biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Nemesis158;12861242 
I Manage MF just fine on my D3000 with the nikon 50mm 1.8D biggrin.gif

No lie? I struggle quite a bit with MF without a split prism, EF-S focusing screen, rangefinder, or 100% coverage viewfinder (with which I still have difficulty sometimes)
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Really? You know, the focus points light up for confirmation, which can help. Years of shooting a manual-focus camera helps. Most of the time, I couldn't care less about AF, except when shooting moving subjects, which is akin to laying in a lounge chair and just worrying about compo.
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Originally Posted by sub50hz;12861436 
Really? You know, the focus points light up for confirmation, which can help. Years of shooting a manual-focus camera helps. Most of the time, I couldn't care less about AF, except when shooting moving subjects, which is akin to laying in a lounge chair and just worrying about compo.

It's not that great with me. AF on my 50D is more accurate than MF with AF point confirmation for whatever reason. I find that even if the AF point lights up, the picture can still be a bit OOF (esp noticeable with text and such).

It may also have to do with how my first "real" jump into photography started last year with an XTi, so I don't have the years of experience with old-fashioned MF cameras that most of you do. Seeing how many people can easily MF with their old cameras, I'm almost convinced it's an experience thing.
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d;12861367 
No lie? I struggle quite a bit with MF without a split prism, EF-S focusing screen, rangefinder, or 100% coverage viewfinder (with which I still have difficulty sometimes)

well here are some pictures that i have taken with it in MF:
in_the_moonlit_night_by_vis30n-d3cc2xa.jpg
signs_of_spring_4_by_nemesis158-d3ce98q.jpg
signs_of_spring_by_nemesis158-d3ce2em.jpg
portrait_of_an_elder_by_vis30n-d3adpm9.jpg
human_nature_2_by_vis30n-d3adlyd.jpg
And i've only had this lens for about 3 weeks now.........
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Have to downgrade my plans... Just remembered I have to pay dues next week for the fraternity. frown.gif So even when the rest of my tax refund shows up, I won't be buying anything huge.
post #11077 of 29551
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Originally Posted by laboitenoire;12861550 
Have to downgrade my plans... Just remembered I have to pay dues next week for the fraternity. frown.gif So even when the rest of my tax refund shows up, I won't be buying anything huge.

Camera gear > fraternity tongue.gif

On a more serious note, it looks like you're going for a 35mm f/1.8 then!
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d;12861482 
It's not that great with me. AF on my 50D is more accurate than MF with AF point confirmation for whatever reason. I find that even if the AF point lights up, the picture can still be a bit OOF (esp noticeable with text and such).

It may also have to do with how my first "real" jump into photography started last year with an XTi, so I don't have the years of experience with old-fashioned MF cameras that most of you do. Seeing how many people can easily MF with their old cameras, I'm almost convinced it's an experience thing.

na dont feel bad, i cant MF with my a900 (its got a bright 100% vf...) but since it doenst have a split prism.
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Originally Posted by laboitenoire;12861550 
Have to downgrade my plans... Just remembered I have to pay dues next week for the fraternity. frown.gif So even when the rest of my tax refund shows up, I won't be buying anything huge.

Define huge. Do you feel like there's anything lacking in your kit? After renting a pair of teles last weekend and sending my 50mm to a concrete grave, I decided to re-evaluate my needs (read: wants), and I'm glad they didn't cost me a bundle.
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I used to be borderline addicted to mini-golf, so judging distances is easy for me. This carries over to focusing manually. With a 35mm lens, if I set the lens to 4 feet, It's guaranteed that everything about 3.5-5 feet will be in focus at f/4. It helps for street photography.

Too bad the newest lenses are optimized for quick-AF. Therefore DoF markings and proper distance windows are useless on the newer lenses. USM/SWM technology also did away with hard focusing because of the clutch. It was nice to be able to pre-set distances while my camera was still in my pocket.

Maybe I should e-bay some Nikon MF lenses and run around with them?
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