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Old August 6th, 2010, 04:48 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Steve Phillipps View Post
Ask the world's top 100 sports and wildlife photographers (the 2 subjects that are the fastest moving and need long lenses, surely the toughest tests) how many of them use manual focus for moving subjects and I'm sure you'll find the answer is nearly or actually zero.
Since I got my 5D and installed a follow focus on it, I stopped using the AF altogether. Wouldn't surprise me if that would be the case also for some of those "top 100 sports and wildlife photographers" -- i.e., if they tried & got used to a good follow focus, they might prefer that over automatic focus, (just like a racercar driver wouldn't use an automatic transmission ;^)

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Old August 6th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #32
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There've been lots of great wildlife and sports photographers long before there was auto focus. I doubt very many of them at all use auto anything. One of my lenses works with AF. I may try it out to see how it works. Back when I had a 20D for stills, I tried it on some different lenses, not very successfullyl.
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