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Autofocus off How do I adjust the autofocus feature on the device. I can see when the lens moves, it passes through the focus point. I could lay out a tape measure to see where it is in focus if necessary.

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Is this when you are trying to focus on something close up? If so you want to go into Portrait mode (turn dial to little head) then hit down arrow on the wheel once to MF mode (manual focus), then use the left and right arrow to focus specific inches or cm.

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