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Focus assist means using manual focus, which can mean a manual-focus-only lens, or an autofocus lens which is set for manual operation. But be aware that most autofocus lenses have very poor focusing “throw” and are thus more difficult to operate manually.
Manual focus using Leica M, Voigtlander M or Zeiss ZF.2 or classic Nikon lenses is a wonderful way to shoot; it makes the NEX-7 feel like a classic camera instead of a beepy electronic gadget. See Programming MF on the NEX-7.
The discriminating photographer can use literally millions of lenses, many with properties absent today, thus a new world has opened up at modest cost to lens designs that seemed to have passed from usage. In short, electronics have resurrected the ability to make classic photographs!
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Diglloyd Guide to Mirrorless offers comprehensive integrated coverage of most APS-C and full frame mirrorless cameras and lenses.
Special emphasis is placed on Sony full-frame, including Sony lenses and the high performance Zeiss Batis and Zeiss Loxia lenses plus Rokinon/Samyang and others. Fujifilm X, Olympus and Panasonic M4/3, Sigma dp Merrill and dp/sd Quattro are also covered in depth. Years in the making, it offers a wealth of material for choosing and using a mirrorless camera.
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