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Manual using focus peaking vs auto focus

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I have been using focus peaking lately and the image focus seems way better than the Q2’s auto focus...same settings for both. Any thoughts?

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I use manual focus on my Q (not a Q2) more than 90% of the time.  This isn't so much about getting something in focus as it is getting the right thing in focus, especially with a 28mm lens.  Using a back button with center focus gets me close, but manual focus with peaking still works better for me more often than not.

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This is a real learning time for me. You are so right”...getting the right thing in focus.”  Your comments are very helpful. Thank you!!

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Unfortunately, you are right that AF can be inaccurate sometimes.  When there is a high contrast object in the back or light source, Q2 AF often locks to the wrong thing (even in spot focus mode with cross hair).  The good thing is MF, although by wire, is position locked with tab and highly responsive (the best focus by wire implementation I have ever used), and thus very usable.  I do wish Leica would improve Q2 AF in the next update.

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You guys are helping so much. I blamed myself (old guy camera shake, etc) on some of the focus issues. Look forward to better images in the future relying more on manual and peaking...it is good!

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