Zone and hyperfocal focusing with FE lenses

Started Feb 17, 2014 | Questions thread
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Miki Nemeth
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Zone and hyperfocal focusing with FE lenses
Feb 17, 2014

Since manual focusing (MF) is so important on A7 in low light situation, I wonder, if there is away to set the focus distance manually on a native FE lens. I am experimenting with zone and hyperfocal focusing, and it is quite straightforward with the depth-of-view scales printed on my FD/MD/OM lenses.

FD 50mm lens set to 2.5 - 4.5 m zone focusing at f8 on A7

FD 50mm lens set to 5 m - infinity hyperfocal focusing at f8 on A7

The A7 does not even display the focus distance. Am I missing something?

Thank You, Miki

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