With AF, I can do the same with a 300mm lens at F2.8 at 50ft, in -1EV light, and a rapidly moving target.
With AF, I can use face detection, lock onto the closest eye of a moving portrait subject with an 85mm prime at F1.4 in 0EV light.
Beat that with MF.
>I have found that manually focusing with the D7000 is a >breeze and quite accurate. With 20mm lens (FOV 30mm) hyper >focusing means I am in focus from 5 feet all the time without >turning the focus ring at all. Instant focus. beat that with >auto focus lenses. >Akiva S.