[quote author=Stefan.Steib link=topic=70406.msg594914#msg594914 date=135945302
It also has technical advantages, you can
use a much better mechanical focusing if this does not have to be coupled with AF.
I wondered why I didn't share the focussing problems with my D200 and D700, using manual Nikkors, that others seem to report using, I presume, af lenses. Of course, that's not taking into account my later problems with my own eyesight, hardly the fault of Nikon!
Frankly, I always like focussing manually and my single af lens - a 2.8/180 - is also focussed by hand, but feels a bit less precise in the mechanics.