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Nov 26, 2016 15:44 |  #27541

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Nov 26, 2016 17:07 |  #27542

With Batis lenses how do I switch to MF so it stays in MF after switching the camera on/off/on? Never not had a switch on the lens before and it's driving me crazy by defaulting to AF when turning the camera on.


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Nov 26, 2016 17:46 |  #27543

David Arbogast wrote in post #18195412 (external link)
With Batis lenses how do I switch to MF so it stays in MF after switching the camera on/off/on? Never not had a switch on the lens before and it's driving me crazy by defaulting to AF when turning the camera on.

If you switch it over to MF (e.g. via the Fn menu), and turn the camera off, it should still be in MF when you turn it back on. At least it does that on mine, just tried it with the B85


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Nov 26, 2016 17:51 |  #27544

bpaulette wrote in post #18195434 (external link)
If you switch it over to MF (e.g. via the Fn menu), and turn the camera off, it should still be in MF when you turn it back on. At least it does that on mine, just tried it with the B85

OK, thanks. I have to the AF/MF toggle on the button, but didn't try thru FN Menu.


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Nov 26, 2016 18:03 |  #27545

David Arbogast wrote in post #18195412 (external link)
With Batis lenses how do I switch to MF so it stays in MF after switching the camera on/off/on? Never not had a switch on the lens before and it's driving me crazy by defaulting to AF when turning the camera on.

That was incredibly frustrating to me too...Apple school of design...eliminate the useful stuff for the sake of minimalism...


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Nov 26, 2016 18:35 |  #27546

David Arbogast wrote in post #18195437 (external link)
OK, thanks. I have to the AF/MF toggle on the button, but didn't try thru FN Menu.

I have the AF/MF toggle assigned on the AEL switch. Flip it down to toggle to MF. Works well.




  
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Nov 26, 2016 18:38 |  #27547

I don't travel enough to warrant a laptop to edit photos while away;however, it would have been nice during this Thanksgiving trip out of town. I captured some nice images a few days ago that I would love to start editing.




  
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Nov 26, 2016 18:47 |  #27548

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I have the AF/MF toggle assigned on the AEL switch. Flip it down to toggle to MF. Works well.

That is what I ended up doing..probably at your advice when I had the issue...


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Nov 26, 2016 19:40 |  #27549

digital_AM wrote in post #18195463 (external link)
I don't travel enough to warrant a laptop to edit photos while away;however, it would have been nice during this Thanksgiving trip out of town. I captured some nice images a few days ago that I would love to start editing.

One thing i always do is download some of the better pics to my phone and edit them in photoshop mobile. You just edit the JPG but i think often i get the idea which pictures came out better so i have a clear idea of which pictures have potential when i get home. And, you can share the pics instantly to family and friends, or even social media if youre into that.


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Nov 26, 2016 19:42 |  #27550

bpaulette wrote in post #18195434 (external link)
If you switch it over to MF (e.g. via the Fn menu), and turn the camera off, it should still be in MF when you turn it back on. At least it does that on mine, just tried it with the B85

That is great. Didnt know that. I just kept switching to MF but it loses focus as soon as the AF refocuses which is impractical when shooting astro in dark places. Thanks for that tip!


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Nov 26, 2016 19:59 |  #27551

Batis 25mm:

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Nov 26, 2016 20:42 |  #27552
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David Arbogast wrote in post #18195170 (external link)
Size looks perfect. That's the sort of small-scale flash what I want. Thanks!

wait for the new Godox TT350, will be released in early january.

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Nov 26, 2016 21:13 |  #27553

Batis 85mm:

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Nov 27, 2016 01:02 |  #27554

the flashpoint Xplor 600 extension head is nnow $20 OFF. FYI


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Nov 27, 2016 01:36 |  #27555

David Arbogast wrote in post #18195412 (external link)
With Batis lenses how do I switch to MF so it stays in MF after switching the camera on/off/on? Never not had a switch on the lens before and it's driving me crazy by defaulting to AF when turning the camera on.

I use the AF/MF button on the back and when I switch the camera off and back on it reverts to AF like you say, however, as long as you dont press the shutter button half way and press the AF/MF button again it stays at the focus distance you had it set to before turning the power off.

bpaulette wrote in post #18195434 (external link)
If you switch it over to MF (e.g. via the Fn menu), and turn the camera off, it should still be in MF when you turn it back on. At least it does that on mine, just tried it with the B85

Just tried this and it works. Thanks for the info! I will start doing it this way from now on. Trying this out highlighted a strange quirk though. If you have it set to AF you can select MF from the Fn menu however if you press the AF/MF toggle and then go into the Fn menu its greyed out. Another bit of Sony strangeness for the list


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