Originally Posted by CGW
Manual focus "feel" won't be quite the same as an mf zoom. It's almost worth getting a cheap AF body like an N90s or 801s.
Though focusing manually with standard AF focusing screens means it doesn't snap into focus very well.
A mf body with a good screen/viewfinder will work much better for manual focusing.
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