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Old 19th June 2019
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Re: Honestly, do you like autofocus?

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Originally Posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
I don't particularly like auto focus but it does come in handy sometimes. I much prefer to focus manually and I usually do a better job than the camera because I know what I want to focus on.

I enjoy the simplicity of the waist level finders on my medium format cameras and the bright, clear viewfinders on my old OM cameras with fast primes attached. I find the current crop of lenses and viewfinders much less satisfying to use by comparison.
I particularly like the RF, no black out when the shutter operates, easier to focus in bad igniting, being able to see outside the frame (I've just acquired a 90mm Summicron and the breathing space around the frame lines is fabulous) helping with compositional decisions. Also, there's no bleeping or green focus LEDs confirming focus - no need.
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