View Poll Results: Manual focus or Auto focus?

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  • Manual Focus all the time or 90% of the time..

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  • Auto focus all the time or 90% of the time..

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    Talking Manual or Auto Focus??

    Hi bros...

    Just wonder what do you guys normally shoot your picture using..
    Using Manual Focus or Auto Focus?

    I use to use auto focus all the time.
    But switch to manual focus now as the auto focus sometimes focus on the wrong point..

    Can let me know the reason, pros and cons of why you guys prefer using the choice of yours?

    Thanks!!!!

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    Default Re: Manual or Auto Focus??

    I use both..... 50-50 for me. There are times that the AF just doesn't work as well.... no choice but to us MF.

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    Default Re: Manual or Auto Focus??

    i use MF for shooting macros
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    i use either both depend on situation
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    Its very hard for me to shoot in MF at a fast speed.VF is too small to see if the picture is damn sharp anot,only generally sharp.I have to review and zoom in the LCD screen in order to know if its very sharp anot.

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    Default Re: Manual or Auto Focus??

    Almost always manual for macro
    Almost always AF the rest of the time

    Not counting .. manual lenses ..

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    depends on situation lor..

    but yes, macro = manual

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    there's no way i can AF as accurately and as quickly as my camera's AF system. so i'm using that 90% of the time. the other 10% is in low light situations or in macro shooting where i usually then rely on DOF to get me a sharp image.

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    Default Re: Manual or Auto Focus??

    Marco = Manual

    Usually use AF for my photo if movement is not the cause .. i will use manual
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    Quote Originally Posted by Love_sky View Post
    Marco = Manual

    Usually use AF for my photo if movement is not the cause .. i will use manual

    Macro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalib View Post
    Macro?
    no no no , marco

    marco is this guy with an enormous face.. very hard for af to focus on the right part


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    Default Re: Manual or Auto Focus??

    AF all the way... even for macro shooting. I use AF-C and it gets on target most of the time. I use MF only in situations where the lighting is marginal or the difference in contrast is not enough for my AF module to catch on.
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    Default Re: Manual or Auto Focus??

    MF for macro and pitch dark condition
    I tried to do MF with live view from a 1DIII of a friend, the feeling is nice haha expecially when you zoom 10x, you will get very accurate focus.

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    Default Re: Manual or Auto Focus??

    MF for sports and macro

    AF for almost everything else

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    For me it is:

    Manual focus for sports, macro, still portraits, architectures, landscapes (including travel) and products.
    Auto focus for kids party, events and weddings.

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    AF when using SLR (except when shooting macro lah)
    MF when using rangefinder
    Black lens, white Lens, can take picture is a Good lens

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    I still barely know how to use my s5is' manual focus :\

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    Now, full manual with a split-image screen except for one semi-UWA zoom. Might have to go back to mostly AF later though. All depends on what I'm shooting.

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    for me, 99% AF........1% MF (unless my AF doesnt work).....

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    AF on DSLR...

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