Quote Originally Posted by Mark Feldstein View Post
Sounds more like "complete photographer failure (or meltdown). Once again proving that untreated bipolar disorder may strike anywhere and at any moment. Aren't there laws against camera abuse?
The guy worked semi-professionally but had a short fuse. The problem was those early AF cameras didn't permit the shutter to be pressed until focus was confirmed, and in less than good light they could hunt almost indefinitely. Not good while out on a job. A lot of people were suckered into trading good manual focus cameras for AF versions before the technology was ready.