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Focus Mode Focus Mode
Use the focus mode selector to choose how the camera focuses.
S (single AF): Focus locks while the shutter button is pressed halfway.
Choose for stationary subjects.
C (continuous AF): Focus is continually adjusted to re ect changes in the
distance to the subject even when the shutter button is not pressed
halfway (note that this increases the drain on the battery).
M (manual): Focus manually using the focus ring. Rotate the ring left to reduce the focus distance,
right to increase. The manual focus indicator indicates how closely the focus distance matches the
distance to the subject in the focus brackets (the red bar indicates the focus distance, the white bar
the depth of  eld, or in other words the distance in front of and behind the focus point that ap-
pears to be in focus); you can also check focus visually in the electronic view nder or LCD monitor.
Choose for manual control of focus or in situations in which the camera is unable to focus using
autofocus (P 44).
16 11 8 5.6 4 2.8
A
Reduce focus
distance
Increase focus
distance
0.1 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 5.0 10
M
2000 F5. 6 200
Manual focus
mode icon Manual focus
indicator
Focus distance
(red bar)
1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0
Depth of  eld
(white bar)
RUse the I FOCUS RING option in the setup menu (P 81) to reverse the direction of rotation of the focus ring.
RThe camera will not focus if the focus ring is rotated past in nity.
R To focus using autofocus, press the AFL/AEL button. This can be used to quickly focus on a chosen subject in
manual focus mode.
RThe camera can show focus distance in meters or feet. Use the M FOCUS SCALE UNITS option in the setup
menu (P 83) to choose the units used.
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