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Follow the steps below to focus the camera manually.

  1. Slide the focus mode selector to [M].

    will appear in the display.

  2. Focus manually using the focus ring.

    Rotate the ring left to reduce the focus distance, right to increase.

    Use the [FOCUS RING] option in the setup menu to reverse the direction of rotation of the focus ring.

  3. Take pictures.

Note that regardless of the option selected, manual focus will be used when the lens is in manual focus mode.

Quick Focus

[INSTANT AF] can be assigned to the [Fn] button, allowing the button to be used to quickly focus on the subject in the selected focus frame when the camera is in manual focus mode.

Checking Focus

The following options can be used to check focus in manual focus mode.

The Manual Focus Indicator

The white line indicates the distance to the subject in the focus area (in meters or feet according to the option selected for [SCREEN SET-UP] > [FOCUS SCALE UNITS] in the setup menu), the blue bar the depth of field, or in other words the distance in front of and behind the subject that appears to be in focus.

Focus distance (white line)

Depth of field (blue bar)

Checking Focus

To zoom in on the current focus area for precise focus, press the center of the sub-command dial. Press again to cancel zoom.

In manual focus mode, zoom can be adjusted by rotating the command dial when [STANDARD] or [FOCUS PEAK HIGHLIGHT] is selected for [MF ASSIST], while if [ON] is selected for [SCREEN SET-UP] > [FOCUS CHECK], the camera will automatically zoom in on the selected focus area when the focus ring is rotated.


Selecting [FOCUS PEAK HIGHLIGHT] for [MF ASSIST] highlights high-contrast outlines. Rotate the focus ring until the subject is highlighted.

The [MF ASSIST] menu can be displayed by pressing and holding the center of the sub-command dial.