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Old Apr 20, 2005, 4:05 PM   #1
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I have an FZ-20. I have seen many posters saying that they use Manual Focussing prdominantly. I have tried manual focussing and found that even while using the manual focus assist it is very difficult to tell when the picture is best focussed. On amny attempts I got better focussed pics with auto focus than manual focus.

Is there a trick to manual focussing with FZ20?

I used to use manual focus on my old ' manual only ' Zenit-E film camera and could get good photos. I know there is a diffrence between EVF/LCD and actual TTL focus. But when people post here axcellent photos with manual focus with FZ-20, It sure makes me curious.
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Old Apr 20, 2005, 5:24 PM   #2
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I do have the same problem......

someone said that is because I wear eyeglasses.... but even with contat lens I found almost impossible get a solid nice focus without the autofocus feature on.

No matter EVF or LCD (worse with EVF)

Lack of my experience or bad EVF/LCD/bad control ring I can't tell you!
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Old Apr 20, 2005, 8:15 PM   #3
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It can be tricky and requires a little practice.. Or at least it did for me.. I use it mainly when when there's stuff in the way of what I want to focus on..



In the case of the above photo I tried to focus on the dogs' collar but he kept moving around. So I went for the grass just in front of him. At 12x with MF assist through the EVF.. Otherwise, I just use spot auto and let the camera do the work..

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Old Apr 21, 2005, 4:11 PM   #4
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So one use is to get the camera to fucus on specific things instead of letting it decide. But in all other cases it seems autofocus will be more accurate.

Am I right?:?
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So one use is to get the camera to fucus on specific things instead of letting it decide. But in all other cases it seems autofocus will be more accurate.

Am I right?:?
That's been my experience.

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Old Apr 22, 2005, 2:12 PM   #6
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Thanks jeff.

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