Focus Speed NEX 5R/6 vs. 5N

Started Dec 18, 2012 | Questions thread
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calterg Regular Member • Posts: 499
Re: Focus Speed NEX 5R/6 vs. 5N

I only use the movable focus point mode as I find the area focus to be unreliable. It can focus on an unintended subject.

So my experience with the movable focus bracket is that its a vertical and slant sensitive type and will perform poorly on horizontal lines and if you point it at a focus spot with a horizontal line, it start the "hunting" process.

My work around is that if I can see that the focus spot I want has horizontal lines I will just rotate the camera slightly to make the horizontal line into a slanted line and it will lock focus. This way I can eliminate hunting 99% of the time.

Because I don't use focus assistance light, the 1% failure to lock focus occurs during ridiculous low light conditions.

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