A6000 - losing touch

Started Feb 12, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: A6000 - losing touch
In reply to tomhongkong, Feb 12, 2014

tomhongkong wrote:

It would be nice if you could get him to tell us why he would like it. There are a few instances where it is good, like studio shots where there is plenty of time to set the composition up, which might be useful to him. However for most of the shots exhibited on this forum it does very little except get in the way (in my opinion, of course)


It is actually least useful in the studio as there you have plenty of time to setup your focus

The use is in street or 'real' situations where you need to select your focus point in the shortest possible time and take the shot: compose your image (centre is by default already in focus) if the subject of interest is not in centre image then you simply have to touch the area you want to be in focus in the split second before you press the shutter

In contrast 'Focus and recompse' does not lead to accurate focus... a quick google search can show you hundreds of articles which will explain why and provide examples much better than I can do here

It does not 'get in the way' at all as you can set the NEX-5R to default to centre focus and only change for the shot that you make a selection for and then return to centre position again (or you can configure it to keep the selected point for the next photo if you prefer). Almost all the shots in my gallery required off-centre focus as I needed the eyes of the animals or birds I was taking to be sharp - when I was using the EVF the 'touch to focus' was not possible and so I had to jog the focus point (particularly painful with the LA-EA2 as you need a dialogue), but when I used the LCD screen it was just 'touch' and then 'shoot'

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