RICOH LENS A16 24-85 mm : Details on focusing modes.
There are 5 focusing modes.By the default, the camera uses autofocus.
Focus menu location
Focus options are selectable from [Shooting] menu > [Focus].
See below for Shooting menu operations.
|*1||Multi AF||Measures the distance from 9 auto focus areas and focuses on the nearest AF area. This prevents the center of the picture display from becoming out of focus, and enable to shoot with a minimum number of out-of-focus pictures.|
|*1||Spot AF||Select one AF are at the center of the picture display to allow the camera to focus on this area automatically.|
|*2||MF (Manual Focus)||Use for focusing manually.
|*2||Snap||Focus is fixed at distance selected with [Snap Focus Distance] for quick shutter response.
|*2||∞ (Infinity)||Fixes the focus distance at infinity. Use this for shooting distant scenes.|
- *1This symbol will be displayed only in the DIRECT screen.
- *2When [MF], [Snap], or [∞] is selected, the symbol will be displayed in the screen.
Switching focus options
Some functions can be assigned to the Fn1 button, or the Fn2 button.
- •When [AF/MF] is assigned to a Fn button, pressing the Fn button will switch between Auto focus and manual focus quickly.
- •When [AF/Snap] is assigned to a Fn button, pressing the Fn button will switch between Auto focus and Snap focus quickly.
For the Fn button assignment, go to menu > Key Custom tab > [Set Fn1/Fn2 button]
Focus bar and depth of field
When [MF], [Snap], or [∞] is selected for focus, the focus bar and depth of field will be displayed depending on the shooting mode. Use the Macro botton and the Up-down dial to adjust them.
* The distance and the field of depth that are displayed in the focus bar can be used only as a guide.
|[M] Manual exposure mode||The depth of field is displayed on the screen. The depth of field is displayed in green in the focus bar, and expand or contract according to an aperture value.|
|[A] Aperture Priority mode|
|[P] Program Shift mode||The depth of field is only displayed after the shutter release button is pressed halfway down (while the aperture value is displayed).|
|Auto Shooting mode
[S] Shutter Priority mode
|The depth of field is not displayed.|
[What is the depth of field?]
The depth of field is the distance range in which objects appear in focus. The higher the aperture value (the more aperture is closed), the greater the range in which objects are in focus. Conversely, the lower the aperture value (the more the aperture is opened), the smaller the range in which objects are in focus.
Date created: February 29, 2012
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Product: GXR (RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm F3.5-F5.5)
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Category: Hardware operations
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