Can focus peaking be trusted?

Started Mar 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jeff Kott Senior Member • Posts: 1,161
Re: Can focus peaking be trusted?

You have to practice and learn to work with focus peaking. Keep in mind that focus peaking shows areas of high contrast which are usually but not always the areas in focus. If you have focus peaking set to high with a very contrasty scene a lot of areas may "peak" that are not in focus.

So I guess the quick answer to your question is that you can not rely solely on focus peaking to determine what is in focus, but it is a tool that you can learn to use to aid you in getting correct focus. It is still important to understand the amount of depth of field that you get at a given aperture and distance from the subject.

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