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Manual Focus on an a560?

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Offline yvesson

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Re: Manual Focus on an a560?
« Reply #10 on: 28 / December / 2007, 19:23:36 »
Hey yvesson, thanks but looks like the a560 doesn't have Manual Focus mode, I just checked the manual again and looked at the a540 manual, and my a560 definitely doesn't have manual focus...damn.

Ah okej sorry. Damned why they removed that from that camera ??

« Reply #11 on: 05 / April / 2008, 12:42:36 »
Okay then. Q: How DOES the camera focus and can we control it? Even if there is no MF mode maybe we could make one by interrupting the auto focus mode. If this is possible, I would be happy to script it only I don't understand very much of the scripting inputs and outputs. (I only know basic commands)


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Re: Manual Focus on an a560?
« Reply #12 on: 11 / April / 2008, 04:31:48 »
Hi folks,

I have an A560 and I use CHDK allbest build #50 and Focus Distance Override works perfectly in "Manual Mode".
The camera _will_ autofocus after half-pressing the shoot button, but the Distance Override will be applied after the camera has focused. You can see it in the display.

Also the Distance Bracketing seems to work, though I'm still playing with that.

Here's a brief description how to make your A560 MF:
- Load CHDK
- Switch to ALT Mode
- Menu | Extra Photo Operations
- Set "Override Subj. Dist. Value" to 1
- Set "Value factor (mm)" to 10
- In Shooting Mode:
- Go to ALT Mode
- Use Macro/Flahs Buttons to change Steps
- Use Zoom-Wheel to change distance value
- Leave ALT Mode
- half-press Shoot Button and let the camera auto-focus
- you will notive in the display that after auto-focusing the focus will be reset(!) to your value
- shoot

Use these Distance Values for testing:
1, 10, 50, 200, 65535 (= 0 - 1)

I'm really happy that I found that, it's very, very usefull!

Best regards.

Re: Manual Focus on an a560?
« Reply #13 on: 08 / February / 2014, 12:31:46 »
If you are the owner of an A560 we need your help improving the manual focus / subject distance override capability of CHDK.

Please read the instructions posted here < Link to Testing Instructions > and test your camera.

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