Auto Focus Lens

Auto Focus Lens
Nikon D40—Manual or auto-focus lens?

I am buying a new camera and would like to know how difficult it would be to get the hang of manually focusing my pictures or should I just get the autofocus. Money is somewhat of an issue and the manual is a good bit cheaper obviously.

Autofocus lenses in general are not that easy to focus for 2 main reasons: they are designed to autofocus, so the amount of turn the lens has for manual focusing is smaller than with old manual focus lenses; and the viewfinders in most autofocus camers just plain suck for manual focusing. They have removed all the aides to manual focusing such as the shimmery microprism and the split prism. Without them, it’s a lot harder. Focusing screens with these aides can be added aftermarket, but that adds at least $100 to the pricetag.

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Rare Fujinon HA13x4.5BRD-P11B Precision Focus Super Wide angle HD autofocus, PF


Rare Fujinon HA13x4.5BRD-P11B Precision Focus Super Wide angle HD autofocus, PF


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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED Vibration Reduction Fixed Lens +Auto Focus


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Leica Vario-Elmar-S 30-90mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH with Upgraded Autofocus Motor


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Leica APO-Tele-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 CS Autofocus Lens 11053 For Camera


Leica APO-Tele-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 CS Autofocus Lens 11053 For Camera


$7,300.00


Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED Vibration Reduction II DSLR Lens +Auto Focus fo


Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED Vibration Reduction II DSLR Lens +Auto Focus fo


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Nikon Nikkor 300mm F/2.8 G ED IF AF-S VR II Black Autofocus Lens


Nikon Nikkor 300mm F/2.8 G ED IF AF-S VR II Black Autofocus Lens


$4,675.00


Original Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF USA MODEL


Original Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF USA MODEL


$4,669.95


Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR Camera Basic Kit (Intl Model)


Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR Camera Basic Kit (Intl Model)


$4,327.45


Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR Camera Base Kit (Intl Model)


Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR Camera Base Kit (Intl Model)


$4,231.09


Pentax 300mm F/2.8 SMC FA* ED IF K Mount Autofocus Lens {43 Drop-In} - EX


Pentax 300mm F/2.8 SMC FA* ED IF K Mount Autofocus Lens {43 Drop-In} – EX


$3,588.74


Nikon Nikkor 200-400mm F/4 G AF-S ED-IF VR II Autofocus Lens {52}


Nikon Nikkor 200-400mm F/4 G AF-S ED-IF VR II Autofocus Lens {52}


$3,041.20


Canon Fixed Focus Standard Lens RF50mm F1.2 L USM EOSR RF5012LU RF 4549292115581


Canon Fixed Focus Standard Lens RF50mm F1.2 L USM EOSR RF5012LU RF 4549292115581


$2,882.27


Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens with FE 1.4x Teleconverter


Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens with FE 1.4x Teleconverter


$2,829.00


Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens with FE 2x Teleconverter


Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens with FE 2x Teleconverter


$2,829.00


Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX APO DG IF HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon


Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX APO DG IF HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon


$2,788.57


Nikon single focus lens AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f / 1.4G full size corresponding


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$2,747.82


Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens with FE 1.4x Teleconverter


Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens with FE 1.4x Teleconverter


$2,709.00


Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens with FE 2x Teleconverter


Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens with FE 2x Teleconverter


$2,709.00


HASSELBLAD HC 300mm f/4.5 AUTOFOCUS LENS FOR H SERIES CAMERAS


HASSELBLAD HC 300mm f/4.5 AUTOFOCUS LENS FOR H SERIES CAMERAS


$2,550.00


Canon EF 200mm F2 L IS USM Autofocus Telephoto Prime EOS Lens 2297B002


Canon EF 200mm F2 L IS USM Autofocus Telephoto Prime EOS Lens 2297B002


$2,500.00


Hasselblad HC Macro 120mm f/4 II Autofocus Telephoto Lens


Hasselblad HC Macro 120mm f/4 II Autofocus Telephoto Lens


$2,500.00


Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens with FE 1.4x Teleconverter


Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens with FE 1.4x Teleconverter


$2,449.00