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Choose how the camera focuses (note that regardless of the option selected, manual focus will be used when a manual focus lens is attached).

  1. Press MENU/OK in shooting mode to display the shooting menu, then select AF/MF SETTING, highlight FOCUS MODE, and press MENU/OK.

  2. Press the selector up or down to highlight the desired option and press MENU/OK to select.

    Choose for manual control of focus or in situations in which the camera is unable to focus using autofocus.
    When the shutter button is pressed halfway, the camera detects high-contrast subjects near the center of the frame and selects the focus area automatically. The selected focus areas are highlighted in the display.
    Choose the focus area manually.
    The camera continuously adjusts focus to reflect changes in the distance to the subject in the focus frame.
    Position the subject in the focus target and press the selector left. The camera will track the subject and adjust focus as it moves through the frame.

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.

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.

The camera can show focus distance in meters or feet. Use the SCREEN SET-UP > FOCUS SCALE UNITS option in the setup menu to choose the units used.

The Focus Indicator

The focus indicator turns green when the subject is in focus and blinks white when the camera is unable to focus. Brackets (“( )”) indicate that the camera is focusing; if CONTINUOUS or TRACKING is selected for AF/MF SETTING > FOCUS MODE, the brackets will be displayed continuously while the shutter button is pressed halfway. is displayed in manual focus mode.

Checking Focus

To zoom in on the current focus area for precise focus, press the center of the sub-command dial. To view other areas of the frame, press the selector up (AF) and then use the selector to scroll the display. Press again to cancel zoom.

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.