A580 focus check live

Started May 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: A580 focus check live
In reply to andreac75, May 31, 2012

That's normal. Manual focus is usually more accurate than AF.

The AF's accuracy only conforms to "Sony specifications" which from my experience at the repair center (back/front focus adjustment) are VERY generous.

There is a focus method that can give you more accurate results: contrast-detect AF. The A580 is one of the few Sony Alpha cameras that actually supports this type of AF. You can enable it in the menu. It only works with SAM/SSM lenses and only in live-view.

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