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Old November 21st, 2017, 06:06 AM   #1
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X70 Spot Focus?

Spot Focus...... I normally use manual focus in the normal fashion zoom in > focus > zoom out. I've only used spot focus a couple times therefore, I have a question; Does spot focus work "full frame" or just on a small area with the rest having slight DOF? Also, any tips and/or spot focus techniques while using manual focus would be most appreciated. Thanks, Ray
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Old November 21st, 2017, 08:55 PM   #2
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Re: X70 Spot Focus?

By Spot Focus do you mean the touch focus feature? It's just like manual focus, except instead of turning the lens ring to focus, you touch the spot on the screen that you want to focus. No difference in DOF. It works pretty well, but it's difficult unless on a tripod to avoid slight movement caused by touching the screen. And we're spoiled to our smartphones - the touchscreen requires a heavier hand than a phone screen. The camera does give feedback though - when you've successfully pressed a focus spot the words Spot Focus blink on the display so you know it "took."

If this isn't what you meant, please ignore :-)
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Old November 22nd, 2017, 06:32 AM   #3
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Exactly what I needed to know....... Have a great Thanksgiving. Thank you David. Ray

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