Nikon Coolpix 950 permits you to focus manually from a list of
preset distances ranging from 0.1m (4 inches) to
infinity. To perform manual focus, the mode dial must be turned to the
Then, please following the procedure below:
As the command dial is turned, the present distance is shown on both control
panel and the LCD monitor. The control panel shows a blinking infinity focus
(mountain) and close-up (flow) icon. If the subject is far away, you can use
a setting of Inf. Unlike the autofocus
setting of infinity, manual infinity allows the
use of flash. To cancel manual focus, press the focus setting
- Measure the distance from your subject to the front cover of
- Turn the command dial while holding down the focus setting
button (see the figure below) to select a focus distance.
The focus setting button
The Command Dial
Note that the actual distance may be different from the chosen setting if
a converter (i.e., wide angle or telephoto) is being used.
In this case, you could use the LCD monitor.
In general, manual focus on this camera is very inconvenient,
and I beat you won't use it once you try it.