light_pilgrim wrote in post #14966340
Of course you can. It all depends on how far your ambitions go. For this specific photograph, the person was posing to you. You could take a tripod, use live view and definitely nail the focus.
That's not the point. Zeiss is not meant for street photography (especially when your intended subject are people that won't stop for you).
It's all about using the right lens for the right job....No one claims that it's good for moving objects, BUT you can certainly nail focus in a controlled portrait session without the use of liveview.
It all comes down to what you are trying to achieve. some styles of photography MF actually makes it more engaging and works like a charm, while others require blistering fast and accurate AF (such as sports photography).
Btw, it was a test shot and I shot that handheld using the viewfinder and focus confirm beep only. It wasn't hard at all and it's accurate enough for me. Never feel the need to use liveview.