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Its more precise:

 

 

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Its easier and quicker for off-center focus:

 

 

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Once you have the MF sorted, its fastest for the decisive event. No AF lag nonsense ...

 

 

 

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I posted these in response to some queries about RF MF focus and some replies saying it difficult and not for everyone.

 

It certainly takes practice and its not for everyone, but once mastered laggy and non-precise fidgety AF is a retrograde step

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Curious about your reasoning. I'm very happy with RF MF, but I have not seen off-centre focus as its strength.

What I'm I missing?

 

Focus and recompose

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All true as long as your shooting on a 50mm or wider

Up to 135 for me - and I tried 270 -it worked

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... because it is the best thing since sliced bread.



Let's be real... I love RF focusing, and it is really great, but only in it's comfort zone. Edited by jmahto
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Define comfort zone

com·fort zone
noun
 
  1. a place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress.
    "times when we must act beyond our comfort zones"

 

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Ok, in that case, for me, 18-135 mm.

YMMV.

 

I think the issue is not only about personal skill but also about what are we comparing against.

 

If we are comparing with manual focus on ground glass or split prism, then RF is superior in every way. If we are comparing with LV/zoom focusing then RF wins only in speed and not in accuracy.

 

If we are comparing with AF then it depends on how well AF is implemented in different conditions like low light and subject tracking. I will be more comfortable shooting my dog running towards me from a distance using a "well sorted" AF.

 

I know.. I know.. now I have to define "Well sorted".

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