Focus Bracket

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Performs continuous shooting automatically while shifting the focus position. This function can be used to shoot images for depth-of-field composite images that are in focus at all points (focus stacking), or to select the optimum focus position from among multiple images.

  1. Select / (Drive Mode) on the control wheel → [Focus Bracket].
    • You can also set the focus bracket by selecting MENU (Shooting) → [Drive Mode][Drive Mode].
  2. Press the right side of the control wheel and set [Step Width] and [Number of Shots].
    • Step Width: Selects the degree to which the focus is shifted within the range of 1 to 10. The higher the number, the more the focus will shift.
    • Number of Shots: Sets the number of shots taken with one release within the range of 2 to 299 for each position.
  3. Point the cursor at the ones place of the number of shots and press the right side of the control wheel to open [Focus Bracket Settings]. Then select [Focus Bracket Order].
    • [0→+]: Shifts the focus from the current focus position toward infinity. When the focus reaches infinity, shooting ends even if the set number of shots has not been reached.
    • [0→-→+]: Takes three images in the order of the current focus position, front focus, and rear focus. At this time, the number of shots set in Step 2 becomes invalid.
    • You can also set [Focus Bracket Order] from [Drive Mode][Bracket Settings][Focus Bracket Settings][Focus Bracket Order].
  4. Press down the shutter button to shoot.


  • The [Step Width] value is a relative value, and the focus interval varies depending on shooting conditions such as the aperture of the lens and the initial focus position. It is recommended that you take a test shot to find the appropriate focus width.
  • [Shooting Interval], [Exposure Smoothing], and [Focus Brckt Saving Dest] for the focus bracket can be set from [Bracket Settings].


  • If the camera or lens moves while shooting with the focus bracket, focus stacking may not be successful. Use a tripod when shooting for focus stacking.