MF is usually used for studio, sometimes macro or when you are framing a huge scene where your target focus is rather obscure. Otherwise, AF.
I use AF most of the time...... and can't care less do other consider that is PRO or Not.....
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Maybe he's a pro macro shooter
I think you need a new friend...
imo,pros use AF so they can get more shots,personally,i use both AF and MF,just that too lazy to use MF,but if I need to,I can and will,so basically,as the rest have already said,stay away from your friend,he doesn't know what he's talking about
A wise man said, "Any available light is good light"
"Using AF = noob" is a totally rubbish statement. Think your friend is the real one as he knows nothing abt using AF. If AF is for noobs, then current pro DSLRs and those high-end pro lenses all will revert back to the manual age, omitting the AF function.
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Damn. I am SOOOOO NoOOoOOOooOOB ! I use AF all the time !!!!!
crap lor.. then those who use P mode is the noob of the noob liao and the word noob sound rude to me thou..
Is the TS's friend shooting with Prime only...
If AF is only for noobs than the Professional DSLRs like the Canon EOS 1Ds Mk III and the Nikon D3X will not have any AF points on them.
Dont care what people say, concentrate on getting the best pic...
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so your friend also got use masking tape block out meter to shoot meterless or not?
Maybe the friend is using RF .. no need / cannot AF