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Old April 6th, 2010, 08:20 PM   #1
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HM100 advice on manual focus needed.

I don't like using AF so with the HM100 I have been trying manual focus but with poor results. Do others have a method that works?

1. I zoom in to the subject and then focus. I then zoom out to frame my shot as I would with a PD100. The shot is no longer in focus. I have also experienced the autofocus re-focus problem that occurs after a zoom which is perhaps related.

2. So, I turn on focus assist. I get red lines around objects and assume the shot is in focus. In FCP, the shot is really not focussed. I do notice that the focus assist outlines things in red that are not even on a similar focal plane.

Any suggestions, please?
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Old April 11th, 2010, 05:50 AM   #2
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Not sure about you second problem but in the first case make sure you have "tele macro" turned OFF. Than you should be fine.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 07:37 AM   #3
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Simon, I would get the camera checked out. I have never had that problem with my HM100, the peaking has always been a very accurate aid to focusing.
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Old April 17th, 2010, 06:44 PM   #4
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Not sure about you second problem but in the first case make sure you have "tele macro" turned OFF. Than you should be fine.
Thanks for this. Unless I turned it on by accident the tele-macro was off . But I'm going to find time to test both focus methods again tomorrow.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 04:29 AM   #5
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Hi Simon,

Would love to hear the outcome. Certainly does not sound right!

Please let us know
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