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    Re: A7/7R user experiences wanted: Is it a keeper?

    Ok its the Pre-AF default to auto, that needs to turn off.

    Okay next question: How do I set minimum shutter speeds?
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    Re: A7/7R user experiences wanted: Is it a keeper?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Depends on lens but Native lenses like the 35 and 55 FE just turn the focusing ring and it switches to manual magnified view. Very cool
    Really? I can't get mine to do that. I can magnify with C1, but not by turning the focus ring. What am I missing? (FE lens, a7r)

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    Re: A7/7R user experiences wanted: Is it a keeper?

    First do not put your finger anywhere on the shutter release I mean nowhere its very touchy. But I think the answer is I have zoom on in the menu. Ill have to look
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    Re: A7/7R user experiences wanted: Is it a keeper?

    Quote Originally Posted by pophoto View Post
    Okay guys, how do I turn off that auto focusing, without me actually pressing any buttons?
    This always has me boggled!
    Set the focus mode to manual.

    The rear thumb button will then AF when you want it, but otherwise it's manual focus (regardless of lens used) without pressing anything.

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    Re: A7/7R user experiences wanted: Is it a keeper?

    Gotcha, thanks!
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    Re: A7/7R user experiences wanted: Is it a keeper?

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Set the focus mode to manual.

    The rear thumb button will then AF when you want it, but otherwise it's manual focus (regardless of lens used) without pressing anything.

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    Or DMF. That way you get AF with half shutter push (and focus peaking ), then if you turn the focus ring you get the magnified view. Cake and eat it too.

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    Re: A7/7R user experiences wanted: Is it a keeper?

    Quote Originally Posted by nostatic View Post
    Or DMF. That way you get AF with half shutter push (and focus peaking ), then if you turn the focus ring you get the magnified view. Cake and eat it too.
    That's how I'm setup with AF.
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    Re: A7/7R user experiences wanted: Is it a keeper?

    Quote Originally Posted by nostatic View Post
    Or DMF. That way you get AF with half shutter push (and focus peaking ), then if you turn the focus ring you get the magnified view. Cake and eat it too.
    I understand that but the question was "How do you turn off the AF without having to press any button?"

    The answer to that is to set the camera's focus mode to Manual Focus.

    Then AF defaults to the rear thumb button. I have my A7R set this way because all of my other cameras are set the same way so the operation is the same camera-to-camera. AF is usually faster this way.

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    Re: A7/7R user experiences wanted: Is it a keeper?

    "How do you turn off the AF without having to press any button?"

    Easy answer. Shoot all Leica M glass ;=)
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    Re: A7/7R user experiences wanted: Is it a keeper?

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    I understand that but the question was "How do you turn off the AF without having to press any button?"

    The answer to that is to set the camera's focus mode to Manual Focus.

    Then AF defaults to the rear thumb button. I have my A7R set this way because all of my other cameras are set the same way so the operation is the same camera-to-camera. AF is usually faster this way.

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    Hmmm that sounds interesting. Like to know that menu setting Marc. I may try it.
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    Re: A7/7R user experiences wanted: Is it a keeper?

    Set the menu Gear->3->AF w/ shutter->off. Then set Gear->6->Custom Key Settings->AF/MF Button->AF On.

    I don't use it that way but then the shutter button doesn't focus and the AF/MF button acts as the focus button.
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    Re: A7/7R user experiences wanted: Is it a keeper?

    Yea that center button is my zoom and not sure I want to lose that.

    BTW check out the front page folks. I wrote a article on the Sony
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