View Full Version : Manual Focus

11-01-2004, 06:22 PM
How does "non-ring" manual focus work?

How does it compare with traditional manual focusing?

Which would you recommend?

11-01-2004, 08:32 PM
You have to use the 4 way directional button on the Canon Powershot S1, and it's nowhere near as intuitive and easy to use as on either a mechanically linked focus ring on dSLRs or even the focus-by-wire setups that use a ring or jogdial. With those, you can rotate rapidly and easily lock down onto the right focus. With the buttons, you need to tap back and forth which kind of is a PITA.

Nevertheless, it works, and I'd rather have an awkward manual focus than none at all.