I've only shot with an F100 once, two days ago, but like most other AF cameras, the stock screen isn't really designed for manual focus. Are you using the manual focus indicator that says your focus is good? I was given an N8008s with a broken finder LCD (so no focus confirmation), and changing the focusing screen to one with a microprism made manual focusing much better.
Originally Posted by AutumnJazz
The K1000 expects you to work and is designed to make that possible.
Cameras often "suck" at doing what they're not designed to do. Autofocus on the K1000 is not very good.
On the Bessa R2/3/4M series bodies the finder has red +/- LEDs for "match LED" manual exposure setting.
On the R2/3/4A versions the shutter speed shows in red in the bottom of the finder in AE mode. This is the closest displayed speed to a more finely variable auto shutter speed. In manual mode the recommended shutter speed blinks and the manually set speed glows steadily, so you match up the blinking and steady LEDs until only one glows steadily, or until you have the offset you want.
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