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    Square frame In EVF and on LCD

    When I set an autofocus lens to 'autofocus' a square gride line appears that is visible in EVF and on the LCD. If I switch the lens to manual focus the square grid line disappears. I can't figure out why it's there or what it's purpose is.

    Does anyone know?

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    Re: Square frame In EVF and on LCD

    It shows the Phase Detect Area. You can turn off in the menus if you don't care to see it.
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    Re: Square frame In EVF and on LCD

    Mike..... thanks so much. I did have that turned on and it was done recently as I was curious about phase detection lenses. I am totally ignorant regarding this as I am mostly manual focus but am coming up to speed as auto focus is needed with the R7M4 in some of my situations - in fact more than I thought.

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    Re: Square frame In EVF and on LCD

    Quote Originally Posted by vjbelle View Post
    Mike..... thanks so much. I did have that turned on and it was done recently as I was curious about phase detection lenses. I am totally ignorant regarding this as I am mostly manual focus but am coming up to speed as auto focus is needed with the R7M4 in some of my situations - in fact more than I thought.

    Great camera that I have no regrets buying.......

    Victor
    In general, for all Sony cameras, I recommend that people leave the camera in AFC and Wide area for their autofocus needs. It takes care of most things effectively. I also would recommend that people assign eye autofocus to a custom or AF-ON button prior to the real-time tracking being introduced.
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