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Old July 30th, 2015, 05:22 AM   #1
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A7s Auto override manual focus

My EA50 has a 'one-shot' push focus that allows me to engage auto focus while in manual mode. So what I'm wanting with my A7s is to have it in manual mode but press a button that does an auto focus while the button is down and then back to manual when released - surely I should be able to do this with the shutter release button? Can't see how.

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Old July 30th, 2015, 07:02 AM   #2
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Re: A7s Auto override manual focus

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My EA50 has a 'one-shot' push focus that allows me to engage auto focus while in manual mode. So what I'm wanting with my A7s is to have it in manual mode but press a button that does an auto focus while the button is down and then back to manual when released - surely I should be able to do this with the shutter release button? Can't see how.

Any ideas?
The AF/MF (Auto focus/manual focus) button can be used to do this. It can be used while shooting video.

This is from the help guide:
Help Guide | AF/MF control

AF/MF control

You can easily switch the focusing mode from auto to manual and vice versa while shooting without changing your holding position.
Switch the AF/MF/AEL switch lever to the AF/MF position, then press the AF/MF button.

During auto focus:
Temporarily switches the focusing mode to manual. Adjust the focus while the AF/MF button is being held down.
During manual focus:
Temporarily switches the focusing mode to auto while the AF/MF button is held down, and locks the focus.
Hint
If you select [AF/MF Ctrl Toggle] in [AF/MF Button] under [Custom Key Settings], the focusing mode remains switched even if you remove your finger from the button.
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Old July 30th, 2015, 02:11 PM   #3
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Thanks Olof - works a treat

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