Quick Guide to Focusing Manually on the Sony A7s

Here’s my quick guide to manually focusing the Sony A7s:

Download Video

If some of the terms are not familiar, please watch the following lessons:

Note: When I mention focus peaking doesn’t work well in low contrast scenes, the example I’m showing isn’t the right one.

Quick Reference

Here’s a quick summary of my manual focus settings:

Setting Value
Focus Mode Manual Focus
MF Assist Irrelevant, only for stills
Focus Magnif. Time No Limit
Peaking Level Mid
Peaking Color Yellow
C1 and C2 Focus Magnification – C1 for top position when I’m standing near the camera and C2 for when I’m standing back