Article ID : 00022420 / Last Modified : 03/30/2017

Changing the Focus Mode when a Lens Mount Adapter is Attached

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The ability to change the focus mode will vary depending on the type of lens and mount adapter being used.

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Using the LA-EA1 or LA-EA3

You can switch the focus mode on a Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) or a SuperSonic Motor (SSM) lens. Use the AF/MF switch on the lens to switch between auto focus (AF) and manual focus (MF).

Using the LA-EA2 or LA-EA4

  • If you don't have a SAM or a SSM lens, go into the Camera menu and select the AF/MF Select option.
  • If you have a SAM or a SSM lens, simply use the AF/MF switch on the lens.

IMPORTANT: If you use the NEX-7 with an SSM lens, set the AF/MF/AEL switch lever to the AF/MF position, then press the AF/MF button to switch between focus modes.

Note: The focus mode can't be switched in the menu of the camera when using an SAM/SSM lens.