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Almost always 4536.29%
75% 3125.00%
50% 1612.90%
25% 129.68%
10% 1310.48%
0% 75.65%
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07-13-2012, 05:13 AM   #1
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What % of the time do you shooot auto focus?

What % of the time do you shooot auto focus?

07-13-2012, 05:18 AM   #2
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About 75% of the time.
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Almost always unless I have my PK-A primes mounted (which is rare these days).

My most used lens is the Sigma 10-20mm closely followed by the DA 70mm. Both have excellent AF accurarcy once I did the micro-adjustment on my K20D.
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About 80% - mostly using selectable focus point. 20% Macro, manual lenses or in very low light where af is fairly useless

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I put 50% of the time, but here is the thing.

I shoot both regularly, as I have two good MF prime lens kits, one M42 mount and one K mount, as well as an excellent AF zoom lens kit. I shoot more photos in AF, but spend more time in MF.
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I shoot autofocus 80% of the time. I only use manual focus with my 50mm 1.7, or to finetune the autofocus in low light.
Unfortunately, in low light i still gotta say that manual focus is impossible. A simple option to turn on the focus assist light using manual lenses would solve that on a lot of cases. Well, we gotta use the laggy live view then.
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I shot manual focus mainly on my Canon 5D MKII, which is why I want a ff Pentax. Ageing eyes need a larger viewfinder.
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When using an AF lens 99.9% of the time, and obviously with a MF lens never. Difficult to say, but average use of my MF and AF lenses per year, is about 50/50.

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Since I shoot MF primes almost exclusively now I put 25%, because i do haul out the AF for some things. Add in that all the film I shoot is MF whether medium format slr or rangefinder
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
Since I shoot MF primes almost exclusively now I put 25%, because i do haul out the AF for some things. Add in that all the film I shoot is MF whether medium format slr or rangefinder
Same here, I put 25%.

95% of my lenses is composed of MF lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
Same here, I put 25%.

95% of my lenses is composed of MF lenses.
you must still have a good number of AF lenses because I know you have a ton of MF lenses (more 50's than most of us have lenses, bodies and accessories combined LOL))
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I used to shoot more AF now, that I have the NEX, I shoot almost exclusively MF.
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Never, as I only own manual focus cameras.

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If I'm using my Tamron 17-50/2.8 A16P, it's almost always AF(CDAFin LV for critical cases).
With the DA Ltd's (15-35-70), it's about 75% AF (maybe going manual with Quick-Shift)..
Otherwise, I'm using MF lenses.
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Used to be about even but lately with my eyes giving me trouble it's more like 75% of the time. I'm not giving up MF completely but I am thinking that having as many MF lenses and bodies as I do is probably rather indulgent. I'm actually contemplating selling my Taks and just keeping my favorite Viv's and my Chinons. I'm sitting on $400 worth of Taks and I'm not too sure I'll be able to continue using them much in the future. Makes more sense for me to sell the Taks and use the cheaper lenses than to keep them all. Haven't quite got my mind there, love my Taks, lol, but I'm really thinking I ought to be more practical and go there.
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