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MF Override for pre AF-S lenses

HenkB

Wayland, US
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HenkB Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2004
Mon 14-Oct-13 04:37 PM | edited Mon 14-Oct-13 04:57 PM by HenkB

I had a sort of D'OH moment the other day. It concerns my several screw drive lenses and quickly changing to MF to get the lens in the ballpark whenever the detail I want to focus on is not what the camera thinks I should have in focus. Yes, one can easily enough get to the AF-MF lever arm and it's also easy enough to learn the motions but one has to pull it out for MF and push it in for AF and these motions don't come naturally with the viewfinder up to the eye. What if, thought I, one were to simply press the lens release button, bring the focus back to the small detail the camera refused to consider, release the lens release button and autofocus once more. I've done this successfully a few times and it seems like a keeper but...

The question I have is whether anyone else has experience with this and, additionally, whether there are only good things to say about the behavior or whether there are any horror stories. Cursory searching of the archives did not turn anything up.


Best,

Hendrik

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