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Old 24th August 2017
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Re: 17mm f1.2

It is my opinion that AF cameras are designed to be used as such and suffer in MF as you expressed above. For MF it is best to have a camera and lens specifically designed for this purpose, MF then becomes a breeze, the fastest meanest street machine available. No fiddling, no guessing, just estimating and with the camera around your neck you can appraise and adjust the settings by a quick glance and appropriate adjustment. If you watch Matt Stewart in action, he adjusts focus by feel and estimates exposure using the time honoured sunny 16 guide (probably more like sunny f11 or f8 in the uk).. I do the same with focus, and I try to guess and set exposure prior to making a measurement, this being the only way to learn about light.

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