I only use still photo since my 40D doesn't take video.
I have made motion-pictures in the past thow.
But the deal is I have NEVER used just manual focus because my eyes are as good as an old ladys.
I was born this way. I can't see propperly without glasses. I also have problems with hitting the spot on focus because of this.
Thats why i use autofocus in still and video.
I may from time to time set a fix focus with manual after I checked that it's in focus with auto.
I have been waiting for years for the new 5D so I can upgrade to fullframe and not have to buy a seperate "videocamera".
I'm not going to buy another "videocamera with soccermom-focus" if I have such a capable machine in the future as the 5D3 seems to be.
I will never call my self a pro but over the years of taking photos I have gotten damn good at it.
Does this mean that I can't have the digital help I need to get my subject in focus when I shoot video in my future 5D3?
Sure I know how to manually focus but I don't know if its in the right place at all.
The only reason I stick to Canon is because I have the L-lenses already.
I'm gonna have a baby in about 3 months, but apperantly al the videos of it with my upcomming fullframe masterpeace will be out of focus BECASUE I CAN'T SEE PROPPER.
Don't say its not on there only because pro's don't use it!
I NEED AUTOFOCUS!
"Real" pro's uses the C300 or better and f**k you if you think your a pro videographer because you have a fullframe body that takes video and you and your friends have been mocking about with expencive equipment.
And the same if you think people who uses autofucus because they don't have a friend to follow focus for them.
PS. Sorry about my bad english, I'm a halfblind drunk swede on a pad without spellingcorrection who only uses autofucus.