Sorry guys. Been gone a few days (work, all-day training and whatnot) and still haven't shot in over a month now (I know! Need to get out there, but it's been too hot lately). Looks like you've all been busy though. Had almost 100 posts to read but all caught up now.
Lukas, sorry for your loss.
after shooting the 11-24, I'm really warming up to the idea of EF lenses for landscapes. That 11-24 is pretty damn ridiculous...... Pondering the idea of the 11-24 + 70-400 sony with a pair of bodies.... I figure that would be great for landscapes, but if I cant make only two lenses work, then 11-24 + 24-105 + 100-400ii + 1.4xiii..........
yeah, I'm all over the place.
Wow. I'm gone a week and you're now talking about 11-24 and 100-400mkII???? That's new...What happened to small/light kit?
I do love those sunset photos. Specially #3. Makes me think of the Silver Surfer.
That first one is excellently composed.
So pretty much I won't be able to use this setting if I have an adapter? If so, I guess I will have to purchase a Sony 24-70 after all. >_<
No. You're not getting what was said. You need to read your camera's manual (sorry if that sounds condescending, but it's full of useful information that you're just missing by making these assumptions about what works or doesn't work).
There is a toggle switch on the back of the camera that lets you switch on the fly from AF to MF (or the other way around) on any lens with any adapter. It's not going through the menu (as you discovered, that only works on native lenses).
The toggle switch is to the right of the EVF, sort of, above the controller joystick thingie. It's labeled AF/MF or something along those lines.