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Old July 12th, 2007, 12:52 AM   #1
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With HVX200 I focus using distance readout. What about HPX500

Thanks to B. Green's HVX200 book I always focus using a laser tape measure. It seems that I cant use the same method with HPX500 or at least I dont know how to do that. I have the Canon HD 20x lens. Is it possible to still use the distance subject is from camera to focus?

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Old July 12th, 2007, 02:18 AM   #2
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Hi,

this is exactly what I was investigating for WEEKS for the pdw-f330.

YES, some lenses (dont ask me about models, but I know for sure XS17x5.5) DO transfer focus and/or zoom data to the cam - but since a lot cameras cant use that data the transfer is switched off in the lens (on pro lenses there are dip switches for that).

If the camera supports it , the feature can be switched on with these lenses.

So when done, the pdw-f330 shows focus numbers (with xs17x5.5 and some others) in the viewfinder.

Its very hard to find out what cameras support it and which lenses do.
I am not sure if this is a feature supported only by sony hotshoe, perhaps you ask Canon or Fujinon directly.

EDIT: I found on page 66 of the HPX manual that there are readout numbers for Zoom ("Z99") but cant find focus numbers... so I guess its not supportet...

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Last edited by Uli Mors; July 12th, 2007 at 02:45 AM. Reason: wrong fact found.
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