OTHER FOCUSING METHODS
you may find in the following situations that it is easier to set focus manually for a specific distance:
To use scale: With focus mode set to M, estimate the distance to your subject, and turn focusing ring to align corresponding figure on distance scale with index line.
- When making long exposures where it is too dark to focus visually.
- When you want to prefocus the lens at a certain distance and release the shutter as the subject reaches that spot.
For proper focus when using infrared films, focus subject as usual and attach a filter, if desired. With focus mode switch at M, turn focusing ring until distance shown opposite the distance index aligns with the small red dot.
This value is used when determining total film-to-subject distance, as when taking photographs at high magnifications. The distance between the film plane at the rear of the camera and the front surface of the lens mount is 44.6mm.