This are my first questions here
The camera used is a Canon 400D/XTi with the kit lens EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1- I find it very hard to trust auto-focus on a cloudy day and using manual focus is even harder, I've the viewfinder adjusted to my right eye, and I need eyeglasses to see up close. Here are two examples of what I mean:
I want to capture the reflection of the fortress and sky.
this one is obviously out of focus
I'm sure you will have some nice tips on how to overcome these difficulties.
I've seen some focus screens with split image range finder, will they work with auto-focus lenses in manual mode?
2- Auto-focus lenses don't have an aperture ring, how do I manage aperture?
Note: these images were cropped from 3x2 to 4x3, retaining most of the with.
As you can see I'm a beginner with manual mode on DSLR's, I more familiar with my 35mm Nikon FM2 with a Nikor 35-70mm zoom lens.