Manual focus

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  1. pompelmo

    pompelmo TPF Noob!

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    any, help for manual focus...i try to focus, but i dont really get it focused..especialy on tele lenses
    thank you
     
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    What body do you use?
     
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    If it will make you feel any better, the focusing screens fifty years ago made manual focusing a snap. I don't know about the pro cameras but the screens on consumer bodies today pretty much mandate autofocus.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes.. not only focusing screens but the viewfinders were much brighter too.
     
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    Split screens make life so much easier.
     
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    Maybe it's me being naive but I've never seen the purpose of manual-focus unless you're in one of those rare situations where the camera is unable to auto-focus for you.

    If someone wants to enlighten me, please feel free.
     
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    i use nikon d40x..where can i get focus screens for manual focus?
     
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    Are they really so rare?

    Low light? Macro? Landscape? Selective focus?
     
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    I could see it for Macro but for the others I'm able to set the focus by pushing the shutter release 1/2 way down and then recomposing.
     
  10. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    low light wildlife won't give you the time of day to recompose ;)
     
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    going out of subject??
     
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    How about trying to get your lens to automatically hyper-focus?

    ;)
     

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