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to see if I took a photo in manual focus or auto

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hello,

I am wondering if there is way to see which focus mode I used within lightoom or bridge....
my camera is sony a7iii.

many thanks
 
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There is a metadata field reserved for the manufacturer to put all kinds of manufacturer information However each manufacturer can parse that up into sub fields that are unique to the camera model. That is where your focus mode would be stored. Since it varies from camera model to camera model, Adobe simply copies the whole Manufacturer's Notes field unparsed. So, short answer, you can not see this information in the metadata panel.
 
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thanks for your message!
i will still search maybe with other application....
have a good day!
 
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For many (most?) of its cameras, Sony stores the focus mode in the metadata field MakerNotes:FocusMode. You can use the Metadata Viewer plugin to view all the metadata fields of individual photos. If you want to search particular fields that aren't built-in to LR, you can use the Any Filter plugin's Filter command, e.g.

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If a non-lightroom version is of interest, try this site:

Downloads – www.soens.de

It's in German but the program is pretty self explanatory and google will translate the pages. It doesn't tell you what it is for, but the first one on the page provides a browser for Sony cameras of various sorts that will show you visually and as data all sorts of information on focus modes, which points were active, etc.
 

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hi Ferguson,

thank you so much for your message:):):)
 
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