JeffreyG wrote in post #17850892
The soccer mom part. I can shoot sports with better technical results than the top shooters of the MF era. Part of that is digital, but a huge part is the highly capable AF systems we have today.
You said you took great photos before you had AF. I'm saying for a lot of things AF makes for more and better results. AF matters, and good AF is better than OK AF.
You are correct. I see your point that good AF has a lot to do with this. Perhaps I did take some nice photos 40 years ago. It makes perfect sense that I did NOT try shots I knew I couldn't make, because of focusing issues. Today, with just about any camera/lens combination, much more is achievable, with even entry level DSLR equipment. If I'd had a 70D (what I have) type AF in 1975, I could have tried more things. I'm fairly certain, that as poor as my 6D is at AI-Servo, it is better than I was with all manual equipment. Point taken.