Does anyone know how to change the focus point in a7? ... I read the 95 page manual provided with the camera but cannot find how to change the focus points. Also, the manual is probably written by a 2nd grade student, it is really that basic and bad ... it hardly feels like a manual fit for a camera of this price range. As I went through each page, my reaction was WTF!OK, I figured out how to do it ... a bit long winded, but it works. In doing so I found that the sides of the images are horribly soft ... I guess it might be the weakness of the kit lens ... but the center is stunningly sharp.
For those who are like me searching how to change focus points:
Hit "Fn" button, choose "Focus Area" and select "Flexible Spot M" ... then you can use the Control Wheel on the back of the camera to select the focus point.
If anyone knows a faster way, please do share. Thanks
I hope your experience gets better from here. We do a lot of complaining about Canon products around here, but this has been a little reminder that there a lot of things that Canon DOES do right. Looking forward to seeing some of your images from the new kit.
I hope so too ... but I do like the full frame awesomeness of the a7, I guess its just the cheap kit lens that is not able to take full of advantage of this glorious full frame sensor. I'm sure better lenses will deliver excellent results ... I'll post a couple of (lame) photos I made while testing the camera a few minutes ago.
Very true, some people complain about Canon without having used camera gear from other manufacturers ... I've been using Canon & Nikon for many years and currently I use a Canon 5D3, EOS-M, G1X, Nikon D610 & this Sony a7 cameras ... in my limited experience, for me, Canon has the best and easy menu system and they provide stuff that really matters. Take for example, the lens hood which Canon does not provide with non-L lenses, lots of people crib about it ... but look at the stuff that the other manufacturers do not provide ... Nikon does not provide any software worth talking about and their their QC lately has been horrendous and Sony menu system is nothing much to talk about and they keep changing their mind about what they want to implement in their gear almost every year and leave their customers in the lurch and now this really stupid decision not to include a batter charger ... so none of the camera manufacturers are perfect ... I guess we just need to use what we have and work around gear limitations .... but over all I prefer Canon eco system ... its like Apple - everything just works.