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    A7/r Focus Magnifier Patch Size

    Hi all,
    Starting to get to grips with shooting my new A7 with a number of budget m-mount lenses (CV 21/4, 35/1.4/2.5, m-hex 50/2) - lots to like about this camera - especially as my new-second-hand-M9 had to be returned due to a delaminating sensor.

    Having looked through the manual I can't seem to find if the following is possible - so thought I would defer to the experts :

    Is it possible to modify the magnified view so that it only takes up a small portion of the main view?

    I like using the 10x focus magnifier but it seems very slow for me and I hate that it takes up the whole EVF thus losing all composition. In an ideal world I could view a small portion of the magnified image in a small box in the centre of the main image - this would be very similar to using an RF patch and would allow one to quickly check sharpness and recompose.

    Is this possible with the A7/r?

    Thanks for looking

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    Re: A7/r Focus Magnifier Patch Size

    You mean, like a picture in picture mode? I do not believe such a feature exists (unfortunately).
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    Re: A7/r Focus Magnifier Patch Size

    Quote Originally Posted by Armanius View Post
    You mean, like a picture in picture mode? I do not believe such a feature exists (unfortunately).
    Yep picture-in-picture

    If this does not exist it would be a really useful FW update

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    Re: A7/r Focus Magnifier Patch Size

    It sure would! The GXR with M module had a PIP. I think some Panasonic's do as well.
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