Quote Originally Posted by fschifano View Post
For a lot cameras, what you say is true. I would even agree with you when it comes to the lower end Nikon autofocus film bodies. But even though the viewfinders of both the N90s and the F100 are a little lacking when compared to the viewfinders of the F2, and F3, they are still very good and better than the finders on some other manual focus only cameras. Focus confirmation works well under most conditions with these two bodies as well, so it's not a real problem.
My own standards for MF focusing tend to be pretty high...
Leicaflex SL & SL2 are my "gold standard". They easily surpass any Nikon F2 or F3 normal screen and are similar to (but still far better than) the "H" screens.
They also focus easily anywhere on the screen. An AF "focus confirmation" won't.

Yes, I find good finders important (even decisive), so my general opinion is that AF should be left to AF...