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    Hy6 mod2 focus offset adjustment

    Hello , Hy6 experts,

    I have an question on adjustment of Hy6 mod2 focus offset , is it neceessary for MF lenses ? If I only focus by my eye sight , is it still need for this adjustment ?
    Is it the adjustment for those use AF or AF asist only ?

    Thank you in advance for your explaination.
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    Re: Hy6 mod2 focus offset adjustment

    It adjusts the AF sensor and display so if you use the display for focus confirmation with manual lenses then it is probably useful...

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    Re: Hy6 mod2 focus offset adjustment

    Can I say that if I focus thru the focus screen & ignore the focusing confirmation , I do not need to calibrate focusing offset ?? Of course, I miss some unique function. !!

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    Yes, true, but calibrating and then using the focus confirmation is one of the treats of the camera, giving really good results with the older manual lenses.
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    Re: Hy6 mod2 focus offset adjustment

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Yes, true, but calibrating and then using the focus confirmation is one of the treats of the camera, giving really good results with the older manual lenses.
    Quite good, I can calibrate my MF PQ/PQS when I have leisure while I still enjoy my photography by focusing via screen .

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    Re: Hy6 mod2 focus offset adjustment

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Yes, true, but calibrating and then using the focus confirmation is one of the treats of the camera, giving really good results with the older manual lenses.
    Hi GEOFF ,

    I have read your PDF for AF offset setting method , I am happy to get this useful info & appreciate to your working, (why Rollei do not state the method in the manual ?) for those AFD lenses , will the setting automatically recorded in camera body?

    Any other hidden functions in the Hy6 mod2 body ?

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    Re: Hy6 mod2 focus offset adjustment

    A myriad of choices are buried within the Hy6, an Alladin's castle of options. There's focus offset, changing AF or metering zone sizes, focus trapping, and a bunch of ways to customize as needed. Eric Hiss (Rolleiflex.us) is the best source on this, as he really knows the gear well.

    The difficulty with the camera is not the engineering, but rather the marketing, which never fully explained what the designers had put in the camera.

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    Re: Hy6 mod2 focus offset adjustment

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    A myriad of choices are buried within the Hy6, an Alladin's castle of options. There's focus offset, changing AF or metering zone sizes, focus trapping, and a bunch of ways to customize as needed. Eric Hiss (Rolleiflex.us) is the best source on this, as he really knows the gear well.

    The difficulty with the camera is not the engineering, but rather the marketing, which never fully explained what the designers had put in the camera.
    Thank you very much. I got the answer from your suggested way.

    You are right, Hy6 mod2 have many hidden functions but the instruction book do not mention the working methods.

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    Re: Hy6 mod2 focus offset adjustment

    These functions are largely in all the Hy6 models; the mod2 simply improved a few issues.

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    Re: Hy6 mod2 focus offset adjustment

    Two of the other 'hidden' functions are focus bracketing and focus trap. Really cool features of the Hy6.

    One other kind of neat thing you can do is also use your Hy6 as a distance meter (works only with AF lenses, I think). Just go to options menu and find the status window and it will tell you the distance the camera is focusing at.

    Also there is the ultra fast shutter release….

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    Re: Hy6 mod2 focus offset adjustment

    Quote Originally Posted by Rollei6008i View Post
    Hello , Hy6 experts,

    I have an question on adjustment of Hy6 mod2 focus offset , is it neceessary for MF lenses ? If I only focus by my eye sight , is it still need for this adjustment ?
    Is it the adjustment for those use AF or AF asist only ?

    Thank you in advance for your explaination.
    Ok, let me explore them.

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    Re: Hy6 mod2 focus offset adjustment

    Quote Originally Posted by EH21 View Post
    Two of the other 'hidden' functions are focus bracketing and focus trap. Really cool features of the Hy6.

    One other kind of neat thing you can do is also use your Hy6 as a distance meter (works only with AF lenses, I think). Just go to options menu and find the status window and it will tell you the distance the camera is focusing at.

    Also there is the ultra fast shutter release….
    Hi EH21,

    I am interested in what makes the design & produce the focus bracketing , when is the most suitable occasions to use this function ? In portrait photography ? macro photography ?

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    Re: Hy6 mod2 focus offset adjustment

    Quote Originally Posted by Rollei6008i View Post
    Hi EH21,

    I am interested in what makes the design & produce the focus bracketing , when is the most suitable occasions to use this function ? In portrait photography ? macro photography ?
    Hi,
    First let me tell you focus bracketing works only with auto focus lenses. You would choose to use focus bracketing if you wanted to stack a series of images together for better DOF in landscape or macro shots, or you might just take a stack of images and decide which part of the image to keep in focus for emphasis later.

    Here's a little bit from the Hy6 Manual on how it works:

    BRACKETING F (Focus bracketing) There is a choice of 3, 5, 7 or 9 exposures per series. If you choose five bracketing exposures, for example, one will be made with the focus-ing determined by AF, plus two each in 1/1 and 2/1 focus steps in front of and behind the optimum focal point determined. The camera will adust the plane of focus automatically from exposure to exposure. To do this, the mirror is locked up, and the exposures are made with autofocus and shutter interacting. A tripod should be used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EH21 View Post
    Hi,
    First let me tell you focus bracketing works only with auto focus lenses. You would choose to use focus bracketing if you wanted to stack a series of images together for better DOF in landscape or macro shots, or you might just take a stack of images and decide which part of the image to keep in focus for emphasis later.

    Here's a little bit from the Hy6 Manual on how it works:

    BRACKETING F (Focus bracketing) There is a choice of 3, 5, 7 or 9 exposures per series. If you choose five bracketing exposures, for example, one will be made with the focus-ing determined by AF, plus two each in 1/1 and 2/1 focus steps in front of and behind the optimum focal point determined. The camera will adust the plane of focus automatically from exposure to exposure. To do this, the mirror is locked up, and the exposures are made with autofocus and shutter interacting. A tripod should be used.
    Hi EH21,

    THe shutter release should set in 'C' mode or even 'S" can do that .
    It sounds quite good as the focus point set in the center of the frame, when taking portrait, accurate focus on the eyes maybe easily obtain ??
    For stacking macro photos, no need to purchase other focusing rails for the purpose ??

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    Re: Hy6 mod2 focus offset adjustment

    Quote Originally Posted by Rollei6008i View Post
    Hi EH21,

    THe shutter release should set in 'C' mode or even 'S" can do that .
    It sounds quite good as the focus point set in the center of the frame, when taking portrait, accurate focus on the eyes maybe easily obtain ??
    For stacking macro photos, no need to purchase other focusing rails for the purpose ??
    You have to enter the focus stacking through the custom mode. It only works with lenses with autofocus. Yes, you can use it for macro work. Sometimes when you are very close it, its better to move the subject or camera distance.

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