07 Nov “M” Switch
Ok, let’s be honest, how many of you use manual focus nowadays? I am using it, but not in a “traditional” way.
About 16 years ago I had Old Russian Zenith PM4725 camera and the only focus setting was Manual Focus (MF) of course. I borrowed a book on photography, read it on one summer afternoon and went out on shooting. During those days only film was available, and 36 shots max in one roll, so I had to practice setting the focus quite long before I decided to press the shutter button. I remember I was very surprised how well some of the shots came out after developing the film. I will try to find these shots, scan them and upload here, so we all could have a good laugh.
Believe it or not (that goes to younger photo-enthusiast) it had only manual focus so capturing the action was quite a problem for me, not talking about evening or night shots. After 2 months or so I put the camera in my closet and forgot about it. I really liked experimenting with focus and generally photography was really fun, it was a great way of spending time. I have no idea why I neglected it but I don’t regret it, I am fully satisfied with my life as it is and my photography as it develops nowadays. Ok, coming back to MF – two or three months after starting my 365 Days Project I started to experiment more