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Adjust focus manually.


  2. Focus manually using the lens focus ring. Rotate the ring left to reduce the focus distance, right to increase.

  3. Take pictures.

Use D[BUTTON/DIAL SETTING] > [FOCUS RING] to reverse the direction of rotation of the focus ring.

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

Checking Focus

A variety of options are available for checking 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 D[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

If both [AF DISTANCE INDICATOR] and [MF DISTANCE INDICATOR] are selected in the D[SCREEN SET-UP] > [DISP. CUSTOM SETTING] list, the manual focus indicator can also be viewed using the depth-of-field indicator in the standard display. Use the [DISP/BACK] button to display standard indicators.

Focus Zoom

If [ON] is selected for G[AF/MF SETTING] > [FOCUS CHECK], the camera will automatically zoom in on the selected focus area when the focus ring is rotated. Press the center of the focus stick (focus lever) to exit zoom (aFocus-Point Selection).

The focus stick can be used to choose the focus area while focus zoom is in effect.

MF Assist

Use G[AF/MF SETTING] > [MF ASSIST] to choose a focus check option.

The following options are available:


    Displays a split image in the center of the frame. Frame the subject in the split-image area and rotate the focus ring until the four parts of the split image are correctly aligned.


    A grid pattern that emphasizes blur is displayed when the subject is out of focus, disappearing to be replaced by a sharp image when the subject is in focus.


    Highlights high-contrast outlines. Rotate the focus ring until the subject is highlighted.