Before the rush

Before the rush
by evan-pak

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Digital camera viewfinders don't have the special focusing aids film cameras had to make manual focusing easy. 50mm is a bit long to try to focus manually with a flat glass viewfinder on a crop sensor camera that lacks DoF preview, especially if you're buying a prime with the intention of using large apertures (which reduce depth of field even further). If ...


Based on my practice, when I shoot with my 50mm I use more often the auto-focus than when shooting with other lens. That is why I think that AF-S is more suitable. I also have d3300 and use the AF-S 50m and the results are awesome. The AF-S is no more then 80-100 $ more expensive. I think that this is not so much for a good lens. Both, AF and AF-S are ...


The thing to consider is your own skill level really. If you can precisely tune the focus without the use of auto-focus then you can probably get away with using it. Otherwise, I would say just stick with your kit lens until you can afford the af-s lens.

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