A&P What's OTAP's take on manual focus glass?

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  1. Waddup you?

    Waddup you? OT Supporter

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    Aside from the non metering, and no AF, what's your guys' opinion on these?
     
  2. dmora

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    I hear some of the best glass nikon makes/made was manual.
     
  3. GlobeGuy

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    Some Nikon bodies can meter with AI lenses.
     
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    depends on what you shoot and how good you are with AF. I'm too slow. But I know people who can MF faster than most lenses can AF, and for them the used section at camera shops are like christmas....
     
  5. Waddup you?

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    correct, but not my d80 :wtc:
     
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    percent deluded

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    My all time favorite lens is my 90mm Vivitar non-AI mount. I used it on my D40 and I still use it on my D200. And when I still had the D40, my 50mm was MF also. MF never bothered me and always doing guess and check manual exposure really helps you being to learn to read light.
     
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    I learned photography with manual focusing glass and a handheld light meter. I's love to find me some sharp MF lenses for my Canons.
     
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    I'd like one to mess around with, but i'd never make it a main piece of my arsenal.
     
  9. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    I like the voigtlander series, they even have a chip to meter for canon/nikon/pentax

    Install a split prism or use the focus indicator.
     
  10. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    I love the old Zukio MF glass I have for my Olympus OM-2 (55 1.2!). That being said, I work much better with AF, it lets me focus (no pun intended) on composition, framing, and all that other shit and not worry as much about manually focusing.
     
  11. Waddup you?

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    can you elaborate on the split prism more? I know nothing of that.
     
  12. Keiphus

    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    I started several years ago with all MF lenses. They were 101mm.


    Well, the first part is true. :mamoru:
     
  13. ravenspy57

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    Two: nikon 50mm f1.2 AIS and zeiss ZF 85mm f1.4

    Freaking awesome.
     

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