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How to change meters to feet in focus scale?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by storyteller, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. storyteller

    storyteller TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2011
    A quick question hopefully someone here can help me out with. I normally manually focus with manual focus lenses but I started to use my 55 for this task as well. However the automatic focusing scale that pops up in the EVF is only in meters. Is there a way to change that to feet? For us nonmetrically inclined Americans?
     
  2. soeren

    soeren TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 12, 2014
    Næstved, Denmark
    Soeren
    Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated
     
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  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Yeah, having spent six years of my early life in a country where I grew up with the metric system, moving back to the States was a real shock. I mean... 12 inches to a foot? 3 feet to a yard? 5280 feet to a mile? Really? What masochist thought this system up? :laugh1:
     
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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Um, ya. Metric is the camera standard.

    It is baked into the camera.
     
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave

    I agree that the Metric system is sooo much easier.

    We discussed once in a class the effort, cost and fruatration it would take to convert to metric. What a headache it would be.
     
  6. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    The damn Brits! Didn't we have a revolt with them?
     
  7. soeren

    soeren TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Næstved, Denmark
    Soeren
    Yeah but they still do their Best to f... things up.
    Like the Mars climate orbiter.
    Unintentionally deorbited
     
  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave

    I hope you guys are being silly. We have many great European and English, (is that the preferred reference) members.
     
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  9. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Of course! I forgive them for all the empirical nonsense because they gave us Monty Python.
     
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  10. soeren

    soeren TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Næstved, Denmark
    Soeren
    Yes
    And now to something completely different.
     
  11. adwb

    adwb TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 30, 2015
    Bristol UK
    Alistair
    Then there is the USA gallon
     
  12. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 3, 2015
    Mus
    and...the Ministry of Funny Walks! :rofl:
     
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  13. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    New England
    Hmmm.... Silly walks, I believe. A silly walk pic thread suddenly springs to mind. Not sure I'd get any of my friends to let me take a picture of them doing one, but nonetheless, a fun idea for a thread.
     
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