Can I'm considering the G1 for shooting in the longer focal range (200-300mm, giving 400-600 equiv. with the half frame sensor), using MF lens.
Using viewfinder with center micro-prism like on old Nikon F3, I have not much problem to get relatively quick accurate focus. But I have tried on a Canon 350D, and it just doesn't cut it (at least for me). Looking at all the people getting great shots with the G1 and MF lens, I'm wondering how effective it could be in the longer focal range, tracking moving targets. From what I read, there is a magnified view ("MF assist" feature).
- is it effective at longer focal range, when panning ?
- is it possible to quickly switch from normal/magnified view back and forth ?
- how is comfortable the viewfinder in bright sunlight ? it is necessary to use some kind of hood or is it ok ?
It would be great to hear the experience of from those of you who have used long manual lens with the G1