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 (Bracket) by turning the drive mode dial.
    • Turn the drive mode dial while holding down the drive mode dial lock release button.
  2. MENU (Shooting) → [Drive Mode][Bracket Settings][Bracket Type][Focus Bracket].
    • If you register [Drive Mode] to the function menu, you can also display the setting screen for [Bracket Type] from the function menu.
  3. 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.
  4. MENU (Shooting) → [Drive Mode][Bracket Settings][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 3 becomes invalid.
  5. Press down the shutter button to shoot.

To set the drive mode using MENU

When the drive mode dial is set to (disabled), you can set the drive mode in MENU.

MENU (Shooting) → [Drive Mode][Drive Mode][Focus Bracket].


  • 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.