How to switch off auto focus?

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tokintmash
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How to switch off auto focus?

Post by tokintmash »

Hi,

I am totally new to this. I got the app working on my Android device. Also managed to flash the TL-MR3040 and it all looks good. However, I cannot find how to switch off the autofocus and how to control the focus via app "manually".

I use it for video.

tokintmash
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Re: How to switch off auto focus?

Post by tokintmash »

Can anyone help?

I think I saw buttons for controlling the focus on the app's screen. But I cannot find where can I switch them on again. The manual does not help either.

I want to be able to control the focus via app. This should be possible, is it?

russellsnr
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Re: How to switch off auto focus?

Post by russellsnr »

Auto-focus button – with the auto-focus button the user can start the camera auto-focus.
While the camera auto-focus is engaged the button will have a red color.
Pressing the button while the camera auto-focus is engaged will stop the camera auto-focus.
Long press – by long pressing the auto-focus button the user can change the auto-focus behavior before capture. By default the auto-focus is not started before the capture. If auto-focus is enabled before capture the ‘AF’ button will have a red color and the camera auto-focus will be started before every capture.

tokintmash
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Re: How to switch off auto focus?

Post by tokintmash »

Thanks, I think that will work.

But just to be clear - can I control focus manually via app? Can it be done at all? I think I saw like arrows or plus and minus or something that I could use to control focus.


tokintmash
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Re: How to switch off auto focus?

Post by tokintmash »

So how do you get those arrows at the bottom of screen to show up? I don't have them.

The camera is Nikon D800 if it should matter

tokintmash
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Re: How to switch off auto focus?

Post by tokintmash »

This is what I see. No buttons or arrows to move the focus point manually.
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hubaiz
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Re: How to switch off auto focus?

Post by hubaiz »

You must set your focus mode to AF-S.

GonzoG
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Re: How to switch off auto focus?

Post by GonzoG »

Also set UI to much smaller. With this size buttons won't fit on screeen.

tokintmash
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Re: How to switch off auto focus?

Post by tokintmash »

Thanks for the tips! I'll try them later when I get home.

How do you set the UI smaller? The device is Samsung Galaxy S3 btw, so the UI is actually not very big in physical means.

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