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DSC-T7 Magnify Mode

Question for anyone with a T7. RE: the magnify mode. Is this mode similar to the macro function in that it only allows focus from 1cm to 20cm (13/32 inch to 7 7/8 inches)? I thought it was intended to blow the image up on the screen when using manual focus. Am I missing something here? -- Marvin

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Hello, Don't mix magnifier mode and expanded focus mode. Magnifier mode is simply a short AF range operating mode, like a kinda super-macro. Whether you selected mag/macro/normal, the camera operates always same except that the focussing range limits are changed accordingly by the S/W. The lens itself is capable of focussing from 1cm to infinity anyway. Expanded focus is used on some still and video cameras to assit manual focus because the LCD's resolution is lower than the CCD's. It can be seen as a workaround for the lack of optical reflex viewfinder (Sony cams ar not dSLRs, including HDR-FX1!). So the center area of the pic is "digitally zoomed" to make sure you can adjust a sharp focus of the point of interest in your frame. However it has nothing to do with macro shooting, and works at any distance within the lenses focussing range. Hope having helped

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