Taking Pictures with Manual Focus. Panasonic DMCLX2

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Taking Pictures with Manual Focus

Use this function when you want to fix the focus or when the distance between the lens and the subject is determined and you do not want to activate auto focus.

1

Slide the focus switch to [MF].

3

Take the picture.

• AF: Auto focus

• AF w : AF Macro mode

• MF: Manual focus

2

Move the joystick

e

/

r

to focus.

A m

5

2

1

0.5

C

• e

: Further

• r

: Closer

A

: Focal distance

• The manual focusing assistant

B

appears.

• The MF assistant disappears 2 seconds after you stop operating the joystick.

• The moving focus indication

C disappears 5 seconds after you stop operating the joystick.

n

MF assistance

Move the joystick e

/ r

while [MF ASSIST] is set to [MF1] or [MF2] to enlarge the picture to help focusing.

This allows you to focus on the subject more easily.

1

Press [MENU/SET].

2

Press

w

.

REC

W.BALANCE

WB ADJUST.

SENSITIVITY

PICT.SIZE

SELECT

QUALITY

1/4

AUTO

AUTO

EXIT

MENU

3

Press

r

to select the [SETUP] menu icon [ ] and then press

q

.

1/5

SETUP

CLOCK SET

WORLD TIME

MONITOR

GUIDE LINE

TRAVEL DATE

SELECT

0

OFF

EXIT

MENU

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4

Press

e

/

r

to select [MF ASSIST] and then press

q

.

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Shifting the enlarged section

You can shift the enlarged section while enlarging the picture with MF assistance.

The function is convenient for changing the point on which you want to focus.

SETUP

AUTO REVIEW

POWER SAVE

ECONOMY

MF ASSIST

SELECT

BEEP

2/5

1SEC.

5 MIN.

OFF

MF1

EXIT

MENU

5

Press

SET].

e

/

r

to select [MF1] or

[MF2] and then press [MENU/

1

Move the joystick e

/ r

to display MF assistance.

m

5

2

1

0.5

2

Press cursor buttons e

/ r

/ w

/ q

to shift the enlarged section.

SETUP

AUTO REVIEW

POWER SAVE

ECONOMY

SELECT

MF ASSIST

BEEP

SET

MENU

2/5

1SEC.

5 MIN.

OFF

OFF

SET

MENU

MENU

SET

• [MF1]: The centre area of the picture is enlarged. You can focus while considering the overall composition of the picture.

• [MF2]: The whole picture is enlarged. You can easily focus when you are not sure of the focus at Wide.

• [OFF]: The screen is not enlarged.

6

Press [MENU/SET] to close the menu.

• You can also close the menu by pressing the shutter button halfway.

• You can also use the joystick to perform steps

2

to

6

.

• The picture enlargement is cancelled about 2 seconds later.

• The displayed picture returns to the original MF assist area when:

–The Focus switch is set to [AF] or

[AF w ].

–The number of recording pixels or the aspect is changed.

–The camera is turned off.

To select To set and to close

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Technique for Manual focus

Advanced

1

Move the joystick e

/ r

.

2

Even if the subject is focused, move it a little more.

3

Return to the centre to make fine adjustments.

n

Prefocus

This is a technique to focus on the point to take pictures in advance when it is difficult to focus on the subject with auto focus due to its quick motion.

This function is suitable when the distance between the camera and the subject is established.

• You can also record with manual focus in motion picture mode [ i

]. When starting the recording, the focus is fixed.

• When you focus on the subject in Wide, the focus may not be adequate in Tele. In this case, focus on the subject again.

• The MF assistance does not appear in digital zoom range.

• The distance shown shows roughly how far away the point of focus is.

• Use the MF assistance to make final adjustments to the focus.

• After cancelling power save mode, focus on the subject again.

• When setting the manual focus, you cannot set the continuous AF (P89).

• The AF lock is released when you select manual focus.

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