Note: I've posted this on other forums as well, but thought I would post it here as well to see if any TalkNEX members had any thoughts on the topic: So I love DMF (Direct Manual Focus), I think it is a great feature that to a large extent eliminates the need for an AF/MF Select switch/button (something I am actually kinda missing on my NEX-5... but only because of what I consider to be DMF's limitations). The only problem with DMF is that it requires an AF lock to have first been achieved, before you can then activate DMF. This can be problematic in those times when you want to access MF the most... when you can't get AF to lock on at all. And besides, sometimes you just want to drop into MF instantly. I believe that this can be overcome with an enhancement to the manner in which DMF behaves, and would make DMF a far more powerful and useful interface feature. It doesn't even have to replace DMF, it can simply be a fourth option in the settings menu MF, DMF, DMF+ or AF. This is what I have in mind: DMF (Description of normal operation for those not familiar with DMF) 1 - Half press shutter release 2 - Obtain auto focus lock 3 - Turn focus ring 4 - DMF activates 5 - Image zooms in on area previously locked in by auto focus while the shooter focuses manually 6a - The shooter can choose to manipulate the zoomed in area (ie: increase the zoom and/or move it around), 6b - The shooter can fully depress the shutter release and take the shot while the image is zoomed in. 6c - The shooter can release (or stop manipulating) the focus ring (roughly a second after which the display will zoom back out to normal view), fully depress the shutter release and take the shot... or release his partial press of the shutter release and find something else to shoot. DMF+ 0 - DMF+ would essentially retain all of the above functionality of normal DMF, however... 1 - User turns focus ring (without a previously established auto focus lock) 2 - DMF+ activates 3 - Image zooms in on the center of the frame while the shooter focuses manually 4a - The shooter can choose to manipulate the zoomed in area (ie: increase the zoom and/or move it around), 4b - The shooter can partially depress the shutter release, which will cancel out of the zoom (allowing the shooter to now compose his shot before fully depressing the shutter release to take the shot). 4c - The shooter can release (or stop manipulating) the focus ring (roughly a second after which the display will zoom back out to normal view). Note: 4a-4c under DMF and 6a-6c under DMF+ are "and/or"s... probably would be clearer in flow chart form, but... it's late and...I'm going to bed. I dunno... seems like something easily achievable via a firmware update.