I am working with a manual focus Hasselblad V and a digital back (528c) system and I do find that focus with apertures wider than f/5.6 is very dicey. The question for those using auto focus MF systems is whether they find the focus and recompose technique a viable technique for wide apertures. This works pretty much all the time with 35mm (except if you are shooting at f/1.2 or so) but some practical advise from other folks would be very useful. I'd like to know if the upgrade to the H system would be worth it from that point of view.
Thanks in advance
I have the same system and a 85 1.2 on the canon and have the same issues, I shoot at f4 on the Hasselblad a lot , focus and recompose works and a Beattie intensescreen helps but to be sure its best checked on the computer if possible - really accurate focus makes such a huge difference but publication frequently hides slight focus errors. Its the one area I wish I had auto focus for but then its only a small central area has it anyway on the modern cameras and i seldom am focussing in that area. The DOF is so narrow on the 85 at 1.2 that auto focus is really important at close ( portrait) distances and even then its dicey,