How to Turn Touch AF off when shooting Manual?

7 months 4 days ago #657055 by expos81
I am trying to learn how to use Manual Focus on my G85. When I am in MF mode I am wanting to be able to move the focus area around the screen as I am recording so I can then manually focus in. Unfortunately, it just focuses instantly, no matter what settings I try and change.
I have tried turning Touch Settings > Touch AF and TouchPad AF OFF, but it still lets me drag around the screen and autofocussing.
When I click the little 'AF' on the screen it goes off, then comes back on again.


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7 months 3 days ago - 7 months 3 days ago #657105 by Piechura
Ignore this. Misunderstood the question.

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7 months 3 days ago #657147 by garyrhook
I use the GH7, which as touch settings as well.

Your physical switch must be in MF mode to turn off AF. I'm unclear as to how the camera can focus instantly when in MF mode?

The touch controls only determine the behavior of touching the display, not whether other things happen. By turning the switch to MF, the touch screen behavior in focus assist mode will only be pan.

Unless I misunderstand the question.

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