Anyone else use shimmering/moire as focus peaking substitute on the GH3?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by tosvus, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. tosvus

    tosvus Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 4, 2014

    Just curious - but I have used the GH3 for a bit now, and found that what I think is a flaw in the lcd screen can be used to my advantage when focusing manually (or verifying focus in AF). If I focus at something with good detail, I will usually find a point where there is a bit of shimmering going on (hard to explain exactly). It's fairly faint, but I can actually usually see it without zooming (and my vision isn't THAT great..). Other times I get a more pronounced moire effect on patterns, which is an even better giveaway( and the resulting photo is fine!).

    Was I luck and got a bad sample of the GH3, or is this a fairly common trick?

    Granted, I would have much preferred ACTUAL focus peaking, but alas...

  2. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Used to be a fairly well known trick on some of the earlier m43 models with lower resolution lcd. Haven't heard of the technique for a while, certainly not with the GH3.
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  3. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 15, 2012
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    Patrick Kristiansen
    Best way to focus on my ep1/90mmf2 combo fo sho:)
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