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Follow the steps below to focus the camera manually.


    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 a manual focus lens is attached.

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

In manual focus mode, you can press the center of the sub-command dial to magnify the view in the LCD monitor. 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.


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.