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Old Jun 8, 2005, 5:46 PM   #11
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I used to use manual focus all the time on my film Nikon and continue to use it on the FZ20. I like to play around with lighting and speed and try to hit the sweet spot as often as I can ,and that' entirelydoable with MF.

The FZ20 remembers the last shutter and apeture setting which is a plus.
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Old Jun 8, 2005, 9:29 PM   #12
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The manual focusing was what finally sold me on the FZ20. It's not perfect, but it is much more usable than manual focus on any other digital camera I've encountered. It's much like focusing an SLR with a microprism screen, which in my experience is actually faster to focus than a split image or superimposed image patch.

Now, if only there were a distance scale....

Do I use it? Not often, but I like knowing it's there. I use "one-shot autofocus" more often.
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