How to focus manually – A tutorial series by Martin Krolop

December 19, 2017 ZEISS LENSPIRE Team

Martin Krolop is part of the successful photography duo „Krolop & Gerst“. In his latest tutorial he shares tips and tricks on how to focus manually with autofocus camera systems.

Why focus manually at all?

Achieving the best image quality with today’s high-resolution camera sensors can be a challenge. Oftentimes, the results dependent on how the camera interacts with the lens. This is why high-grade lenses play such a vital role in fulfilling photographers’ increasingly sophisticated demands. One key element to superb image quailty is accurate focusing.

Using manual focus lenses on a modern camera body can be tricky at times. Helpful features such as a split screen indicator known from older DSLR models are not included anymore in modern AF cameras. If you would still like to take advantage of the outstanding performance of manual focus lenses, find your camera system below and lens the best tricks to achieve impressive images.

Focusing manually with a Canon Camera1

Focusing manually with a Nikon Camera2

Focusing manually with a Sony Camera

1Canon is a trademark or registered trademark of Canon Inc. and / or other Canon Group members. – 2Nikon is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation

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