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Old April 25th, 2011, 11:22 PM   #16
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Re: NX5 loses focus as you pan

Hi All,

My NX5's have exhibited the same behavior in that when i pan with auto focus on, they will briefly lose or hunt for focus. I have found that if I turn off Macro focus, the problem disappears...so it appears that macro focus was the culprit in my case.

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Old April 26th, 2011, 02:42 AM   #17
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Re: NX5 loses focus as you pan

Thanks for the info Michael - I'll give that a test and see. I'm just editing the wedding speeches now and notice that unless I'm panning sleepily slowly the focus just gives up - and means I have to cut that pan out on the edit.

So undoing the macro focus means what - that it won't focus so close on full tele? Wonder if it affects close focus at the wide end?

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Old April 27th, 2011, 11:16 PM   #18
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Re: NX5 loses focus as you pan

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So undoing the macro focus means what - that it won't focus so close on full tele? Wonder if it affects close focus at the wide end?
Hey Tom,

Turning off Macro Focus wont affect anything on full tele AFAIK. It will however, have an effect on wide. Per the NX5 operating guide, page 74, it states that "When you set this function to [ON], you can focus on a subject within 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet). When you set this function to [OFF], you can set fine focus on a subject further than 80 cm regardless of the zoom position, although you will lose focus on a subject within 80 cm".

I simply use an assign button to turn it on and off as needed. When turned off, I no longer have the focus problem when panning. I suppose the other solution is to use manual focus.
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