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New Manual Focus Method for Sony ILCE

by ymnno Rookie ‎03-03-2017 04:56 AM - edited ‎03-03-2017 06:31 AM

Hi...

 

I'm an a6000 owner and one of my reason choosing Sony is the ability to adapt wide range of lens. Until nowadays i've adopt various legacy manual lens (minolta, konica, rollei, etc) and really like the experience with those legacy lens.

 

The current methods i use for focusing for manual lens is feels rather slow or less reliable:

- Focus magnifier is precise but slow

- Focus peaking is fast but not precise (especially at high f-stops)

- Moire focusing (by https://phillipreeve.net/blog/) is in the middle between precision and focusing speed

 

Therefore, from that experience i have an idea to increase either focusing speed and precision for manual focus fans (like me).

The basic idea is the focusing method of rangefinder camera, so we can modernized the method.

 

What Sony can do is:

- what we want to focus in manual lenses are still using the same "focus box", as well as the "focus box" size (small, medium, big)

- there are variable option for focus multiplier of the "focus box" (2x, 5x, 10x)

- the "focus box" is still movable on entire frame, just like the current "AF box"

 

These are the example of the new method of manual focus. i'm sorry, i can't find a way to show an image here Smiley Sad 

 

Full view image

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0bT7C6MrB1XZDlXRXlZQUdVQzQ

 

When manual focus method is use in center of the frame

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0bT7C6MrB1XV2Q5ZHRsbEdYaWs

 

The "focus box" can move to left side

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0bT7C6MrB1XMnFhMzlKS2tuRlE

 

If Sony can implement this new method, please don't forget to update all ILCE line up

cheers....

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by Kjewbee Rookie
on ‎03-22-2017 11:41 PM
Great idea!
I think the addition of focus peaking in the focus box would be a nice feature. Also a little green border to show the box for easy finding would be necessarySmiley Happy
Hope Sony will implement this Smiley Happy