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Manual Focus

Get every image as sharp as you intended

The new AF system gives the X series a dramatic performance boost, while still offering a variety of functions that help you achieve a pin-point manual focus. Flick the Focus Mode switch to MF to use various focus-assisting functions for highly accurate manual focusing on both macro and portrait photography, where you need to get the background perfectly out of focus.

Recommended lens

  • XF23mmF1.4 R

    XF23mmF1.4 R

    This lens has a focusing distance and depth-of-field scales, which makes it ideal for shooting snapshots at a pre-determined distance. The fast F1.4 aperture is also perfect for portraits.

  • XF56mmF1.2 R

    XF56mmF1.2 R

    Portrait lens that offers a shallow depth-of-field and a mid-telephoto angle of view. Ideally suited to portrait photography with precise manual focusing.

  • XF60mmF2.4 R Macro

    XF60mmF2.4 R Macro

    Mid-telephoto macro lens with the maximum magnification of 0.5x. Use the MF mode when you need to make fine focus adjustments on close-up shots of flowers etc.

*35mm format equivalent.

Using the functions for enhanced focus accuracy

  • Using the MF Assist functions

    When MF is selected, you can choose between three MF Assist modes. Standard displays a normal view with no assist. In Digital Split Image, you can align the split image to achieve accurate focus, while Focus Peak Highlight highlights focused outlines.

    • Standard


    • Digital Split Image

      Digital Split Image

    • Focus Peak Highlight

      Focus Peak Highlight

  • Enlarging the focus position

    In MF mode, press the Foucs Assist Button (X-T1) or Rear Command Dial (X-Pro2 / X-E2S / X-E2 / X-T10 / X70) to enlarge the view on the screen. You can specify the magnification rate by rotating the Rear Command Dial. The enlargement reflects the MF Assist settings.

  • Lenses with focusing distance and depth-of-field scales on the focus ring

    With the XF14mmF2.8 R, XF23mmF1.4 R and XF16mmF1.4 lenses, pull the focus ring toward the camera body to instantaneously switch to the MF mode without having to adjust settings on the camera. Perfect for taking snapshots with at a pre-set focusing distance.


  • focus mode selector

    01Rotate the focus mode selector on the front of the camera to M position.