I handled a Mamiya AFD yesterday, to potentially replace my 1000s and have the option to add a digital back. I have all manual focus (MF) lenses, and I am not planning to use AF lenses anytime soon (which the camera is made for, I understand).
Hm, all in all a bit under-whelming. A nicely-made camera, but the viewfinder seemed not great, and focusing my MF 110mm f/2.8 precisely was hard. I know there is suppposed to be a green MF-confirmation light, which I saw once briefly, all the rest of the time I tried around (room, room light) it was absent - also when using the AF lenses the seller had for the camera. AF worked, however.
Is that normal? Does the green light come on that rarely (requiring super-spot on focus perhaps?)? Lens and camera were set to MF.
For now, the 1000F seems so much easier to precisely focus. Do the later models (AFD II + DF) offer anything substantially better in terms of focusing aids?