Article ID : 00028822 / Last Modified : 02/17/2016

When should manual focus be used?

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It is recommended to use manual focus in the following circumstances:

  • When recording a subject behind a window covered with raindrops.
  • When recording a subject with horizontal stripes.
  • When recording a subject that has a background with little contrast.
  • When you want to shift the focus from the foreground to the background intentionally.
  • When recording a stationary subject using a tripod.