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09-14-2013, 11:44 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Quick Shift & Auto Macro

I mentioned couple interesting not well documented features in GR. Posting them here in hope they will come handy for some. Do we have some tips and tricks sections?

Quick Shift
Well, not really, but if you set AEL/AFL Lock Keep Settings to On in Key custom options, and AFL to do AFL (and optionally also AEL), then pressing AFL once will lock the focus, keep it locked and put the camera into manual focus mode. At this point, pressing macro key lets you fine tune the focus by hand, and in Av/TAv modes you also get DoF preview on the scale. This works in any focus mode and AFL sticks over shutter press.

Also pressing AFL again will cancel focus lock and return to the previous focus mode. This has interesting implications in snap focus mode where you can have distance/Av preset for snap shooting, if you have time auto focus via AFL, manually fine tune the focus as described above and when done, unlock the focus thus returning to preset snap focus distance.

This doesn't work with default Lock Keep Settings turned off. The only drawback is that if AF can't get focus lock, it will stick with original focus mode and no manual focusing is possible.

Auto macro
In green mode camera performs automatic macro focusing. In regular AF mode though, you have to switch to macro distances by hand. Unless you autofocus via AFL button - this will still automatically focus in macro and regular distance. It may be a bit slower, but avoids having to switch to macro manually.


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