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Does Manual Focus Assist work with this setup?

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I'm using an a6000 with manual focus (non-CPU) Nikon lenses which I attach to the camera with a (non-smart) Metabones E-to-F adapter.  Manual focus is difficult without MF Assist, but I haven't figured out how to get MF Assist to work with this setup.  I'm guessing it's not possible.  Is it?  If not, is there a workaround?

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Turn off MF Assist, and then go to your custom keys, and set one for Focus Magnifier.  I use the one next to the shutter button.  MF Assist is actually a pain anyway. And, you are correct that if you don't have an auto-focus lens, you can't use MF assist.

With Focus Magnifier, you push the custom key and a box will show up on the screen. Press the wheel to move it over the area you want to magnify on to check focus.  Then press the custom key again, and it will magnify in.  You can still use the wheel buttons to move around on the screen.  Press the custom key again, and it will magnify more, then one last push, and it goes back to normal view.  Also, if you are magnified the first step, you can half press the shutter button to get back out of it.

It works like MF Assist, except you have a second level of magnification, and it only comes on when you want it to, not every last blasted time you try to focus. 

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10 hours ago, JetFLA said:

Turn off MF Assist, and then go to your custom keys, and set one for Focus Magnifier.  I use the one next to the shutter button.  MF Assist is actually a pain anyway. And, you are correct that if you don't have an auto-focus lens, you can't use MF assist.

With Focus Magnifier, you push the custom key and a box will show up on the screen. Press the wheel to move it over the area you want to magnify on to check focus.  Then press the custom key again, and it will magnify in.  You can still use the wheel buttons to move around on the screen.  Press the custom key again, and it will magnify more, then one last push, and it goes back to normal view.  Also, if you are magnified the first step, you can half press the shutter button to get back out of it.

It works like MF Assist, except you have a second level of magnification, and it only comes on when you want it to, not every last blasted time you try to focus. 

Great answer.  I followed your advice and it works just fine.

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