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Old January 6th, 2009, 08:48 AM   #1
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Couple of questions for owners of Z5 re Peaking & Auto/Push focus

Peaking. Does it have color selectable peaking like the V1 or is it just white peaking like the Z7 & EX1?

Push Autofocus button. Does this work like the EX1 (push it and it hunts until it finds focus) or does it work like the V1 push it and it focuses until you let go?



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Old January 6th, 2009, 12:06 PM   #2
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Peaking. Does it have color selectable peaking like the V1?
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Push Autofocus button. Does this work like the EX1 (push it and it hunts until it finds focus) or does it work like the V1 push it and it focuses until you let go?
The manual seems to indicate the latter.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 12:13 PM   #3
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Yes.

The manual seems to indicate the latter.
Brilliant. Thanks.

Can anyone confirm the push to autofocus function?
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Old January 6th, 2009, 02:11 PM   #4
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Brilliant. Thanks.

Can anyone confirm the push to autofocus function?
When you push auto focus it just overrides the manual setting so works as fully auto as long as you hold the button in. IE move camera around and it re-focus on another subject.

One thing to note is that the auto focus button is difficult to locate without looking for it. same with the menu button and push select dial.
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