22nd July 2005, 12:02 AM
You are right. MF, not very slow, but still slower than AF. Hyperfocal distance technique used most in landscape. Best achieved with smaller apature. Nonetheless, there is something to 'ensure' before bringing the camera up, compose and release shutter. Subject distance.
Originally Posted by edlye
22nd July 2005, 12:09 AM
Yah, no batteries cannot use metering and aparture priority. But still can wind, rewind and release shutter.... Sorry. Didn't explain in detail what I meant by no need batteries.
22nd July 2005, 12:31 AM
Not really... In the past when there wasn't AF or when AF was still slow, people could still shoot hyperactive kids and candids.. You just need to zone-focus..
Originally Posted by Kecak
Even now, it's difficult for AF to catch up with really hyperactive kids running around in a small area... Unless you're using a very fast AF body ($$$) and USM/ SWM/ SSM/ HSM lense.. It's even more apparent if it's low-light.. Whereas zone-focusing doesn't suffer in low-light..
22nd July 2005, 11:38 PM
23rd July 2005, 12:15 AM
F3 is a very good choice if you wanna go manual.
Originally Posted by quinton
I started with F65 and find it suitable for those wanting to try out. A 2nd hand one with kit lens should be quite affordable. Probably $200+ to $300.
Do you have any friends, classmate or relative also into SLR? If have, can consider sticking to the same brand. You can get advice or share lens/accessaries with them.