Subjects Not Suitable for Autofocus

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Shooting Features

Focusing

Subjects Not Suitable for Autofocus

The camera may not focus as expected in the following situations. In rare cases, the 
subject may not be in focus despite the fact that the focus area or the focus indicator 
is displayed in green:

• Subject is very dark

• Objects of sharply differing brightness are included in the shooting conditions (e.g. 

the sun behind the subject makes that subject appear very dark)

• No contrast between the subject and surroundings (e.g. a portrait subject wearing 

a white shirt is standing in front of a white wall)

• Several objects are at different distances from the camera (e.g. the subject is inside 

a cage)

• Subjects with repeating patterns (window blinds, buildings with multiple rows of 

similarly shaped windows, etc.)

• Subject is moving rapidly
In the situations noted above, try pressing the shutter-release button halfway to 
refocus several times, or focus on another subject positioned at the same distance 
from the camera as the actual desired subject, and use focus lock (

A56).