P1000 - Making the shortest focus distance shorter

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Gzoladz Contributing Member • Posts: 518
P1000 - Making the shortest focus distance shorter

Hi, I have noticed that the minimu focus distance is shorter if you use manual focus (insted of auto).

Has anyone else noticed this?

Thanks

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Augustin Man
Augustin Man Veteran Member • Posts: 9,457
Re: P1000 - Making the shortest focus distance shorter
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That's something like this I've remarked today, not with MANUAL mode, but by zooming in with MACRO instead of AF.  At first it was completely accidentally:

AF

MACRO

Then I made a cursory test:

AF

MACRO

I'm sure at P900 it's the same, but it never crossed my mind to test it

Thank you for starting that interesting topic!

Happy shooting my friend,

Augustin

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OP Gzoladz Contributing Member • Posts: 518
Re: P1000 - Making the shortest focus distance shorter

Interesting...yes to macro or prefocus at an approx subject distance helps to significantly reduce "hunting".

I will try to perform a more comprehensive test about the closest focus distance AUTO vs MANUAL to see if I can cement my theory.

BTW I think that over it will be nearly 1 year since the P1000 was announced...it feels like I had it all my life!

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E_Davies
E_Davies Regular Member • Posts: 304
Re: P1000 - Making the shortest focus distance shorter

Yes, I've noticed this too.

I'll usually manual focus to closest distance and then move the camera to get what I want in focus.

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P10004K
P10004K Contributing Member • Posts: 989
Re: P1000 - Making the shortest focus distance shorter

Great examples, Augustin !

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