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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.

To display a j indicator in manual focus mode, select [FOCUS MODE] in the D[SCREEN SET-UP] > [DISP. CUSTOM SETTING] list and use the [DISP]/[BACK] button to display standard indicators.

Checking Focus

A variety of options are available for checking focus in manual focus mode.

The Manual Focus Indicator

The manual focus indicator indicates how closely the focus distance matches the distance to the subject in the focus brackets. 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 (aFocus-Point Selection). Zoom can be adjusted by rotating the rear command dial. Press the center of the focus stick (focus lever) to exit zoom.

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

Focus Peaking

Select [FOCUS PEAK HIGHLIGHT] for G[AF/MF SETTING] > [MF ASSIST] to highlight high-contrast outlines. When focusing, rotate the focus ring until the subject is highlighted.