RX100 and DMF (Direct Manual Focusing): questions

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Liz Z.
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RX100 and DMF (Direct Manual Focusing): questions
Aug 4, 2012

I am trying out out DMF with focus peaking. It seems like a really neat feature, but I am just getting the hang of it.

From P. 95 of the manual:

Using [DMF] [Manual Focus]
1. MENU 2 [Focus Mode] [DMF] or [Manual Focus]
2. Adjust the focus by turning the Control Ring.

Use the peaking function, [Focus Magnifier] or [MF Assist] to adjust focus more easily.

When [Focus Mode] is set to [DMF], auto focus activates when you press the shutter > button halfway down.

Focusing using the [DMF] setting

Using [DMF] allows you to use a combination of manual and automatic focus > adjustment as follows. After focusing automatically, make fine focus adjustments > manually. Effective when you want to focus narrowly. Hold down the shutter button > halfway, then turn the Control Ring. Adjust the focus manually in advance, then use > automatic focus. Effective for focusing on subjects that are toward the back of a scene > because those subjects tend to be out of focus when using the automatic focus > adjustment.

Once you change the focus method, the distance of the focus you set up is cleared.

I don't find the above totally clarifying, particularly the part about the effect of half pressing the shutter, and/or when you should do that.

Anyway, do others of you use this mode as the default focusing mode?
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Liz

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