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Considering buying a Sony a6500 for street photography.  Want to know if it is possible to manually focus the camera to a specific distance and have the camera remember that information so that if the camera goes into sleep mode it will still be set at the same distance when I go to take another photograph.  Have tried to make this work when I was looking at the camera in the store ... but every time the camera wakes up from sleep mode the previous focusing distance is lost..  I rely on hyperfocal distance to shoot street..

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You're right, after waking up manual focus resets, which is quite annoying.

If I needed what you need, I would use a non-autofocus lens.

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