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In-camera Focus-stacking coming to GX80/85 with firmware update

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by CyVan, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. CyVan

    CyVan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Firmware update adds Focus Stacking to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80

    Panasonic today announces a free firmware update (v1.1) for the LUMIX DMC-GX80, further enhancing the camera’s performance by adding the Focus Stacking function.

    Taking a single macro photo with specific areas in focus can sometimes be difficult. Focus Stacking enables users to take multiple images of the same frame with different areas in focus, then combine all or selected focus areas into one image.

    The firmware update also adds other improvements to enhance the operability of the LUMIX DMC-GX80. The Focus Bracket menu now has a Sequence function, which allows users to set the bracket images to be shot farther and closer from the initial focus position, or farther away. Also, Flash Mode can be set to forced-off when using a built-in flash.

    The DMC-GX80 firmware v1.1 is available for free at the LUMIX Customer Support website: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/.

    Like the feature shown in the new G80/85. Should be available soon.

    I wonder if the GX8 will ever get this :(
     
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  2. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
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    don't know if I've done something wrong, but I can't find it there :coco:
     
  3. bahamot

    bahamot Mu-43 Regular

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  4. panamike

    panamike Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 5, 2016
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    Possible the GX8 will not get it as it has a different shutter and sensor i think.
     
  5. panamike

    panamike Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 5, 2016
    Lincolnshire UK
    Just had a thought i dont want in camera focus stacking added to my GX8,i may run out of excuses to buy the G85:biggrin:
     
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  6. CyVan

    CyVan Mu-43 Veteran

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    well *I* would like to get more use out of my GX8 till the G85 prices come down :)
     
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  7. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    Well I know my vision isn't the greatest, but I don't seem to see the upgrade anywhere.

    Maybe they ran out?
     
  8. DanS

    DanS Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 8, 2016
    Central IL
    Firmware update adds Focus Stacking to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80

     
  9. hillwalkinggirl

    hillwalkinggirl Mu-43 Regular

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    Barbara
    I must need my glasses changing too! I can't see it either. Come on Panasonic get out of bed and put it up.
     
  10. Schwingi

    Schwingi Mu-43 Regular

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    W8ing...
     
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  11. Schwingi

    Schwingi Mu-43 Regular

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  12. Schwingi

    Schwingi Mu-43 Regular

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  13. hillwalkinggirl

    hillwalkinggirl Mu-43 Regular

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    Barbara
    Thank you. Downloaded now and seems OK. Need to try it out now.
     
  14. Schwingi

    Schwingi Mu-43 Regular

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    Works like a charm.
     
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  15. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
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  16. Schwingi

    Schwingi Mu-43 Regular

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  17. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
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    well, some guys are lucky ;)
     
  18. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    It's too bad that Panasonic only gives a 8MP JPEG output with their stacking feature. On the other hand, I guess it works with all lenses, whereas Olympus' RAW focus stacking only works with a very select few.

    I guess with the GH5 you'll get 18MP stacked JPEGs. Still would prefer RAWs for the lack of NR, though.
     
  19. MrQ

    MrQ Mu-43 Regular

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    Doesn't Panasonic offer Focus Bracket where you get full res RAW which you can merge in post?
     
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  20. retiredfromlife

    retiredfromlife Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 15, 2016
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    Do you know if Panasonic will focus stack with Olympus lenses? This would be a real bonus if it does.

    Regards