B&W portrait -- A3000 + 16-70

Started Dec 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
UnderDriven Senior Member • Posts: 1,089
Re: Are you able to manual focus...

Gato Amarillo wrote:

I think a person with good eyesight could learn to manual focus the A3000, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

My intent would be indoor studio use with legacy macro lenses. It's tempting to try something this inexpensive, but I'd probably be frustrated by it in the end...

Focus peaking helps, but what it actually does is highlight the highest contrast edges -- which may or may not be where you are trying to focus.

Yes, I have peaking on my A57. It is useful, but I'm not sure how well it would work with a low-resolution LCD. Also, I wouldn't like the fixed LCD on the A3000 so I should just forget about it. If Sony had included an HDMI output I would have got one and used an external LCD monitor...

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