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Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by rmcnelly, Nov 20, 2015.
Panasonic LUMIX is Changing Photography Again with 'Post Focus'
Interesting... A lot like a Lytro. I wonder if they are focus bracketing to get all the different focus points?
no GM5 support?
edit: I see, it's tied to the 4k capture mode
It shoots 4K at 30 fps for 1.6 seconds to get 50 frames.
So the post-focus images are only 8MP JPEGs, like 4K photo, and they will have subject movement within them due to the length of the exposure. But it still essentially guarantees that you will get a frame in focus, so that's something.
I can see using this in Photoshop for macro work (both insects and small objects) for focus stacking since you can save multiple images. Might not be useful for all but very useful for some IMHO. And yes I do have the android stacking app.
This post has another video showing it's use:
Panasonic Lumix "Post Focus" Firmware Update Announced - Daily Camera News
The GX8 firmware update is available here:
Update Contents for DMC-GX8
And the instructions how to use it:
I work at Roberts camera I Indianapolis. The Panasonic America's president demonstrated this in store last week. Thus is one of the reasons I finally picked up the g7, since I knew it was coming. Pretty cool feature to have
This was shot with the GX8's new 4K Post Focus mode. I saved 6 (8MP) pics at f/1.7, ISO 3200, which had the nose to her eyes in focus, stacked and merged in Photoshop. This kept her face in focus, and left the background blurred. I need to try this out in better light.
6 pic 4K Post Focus stack by Rick McNelly, on Flickr
This is a focus stack of 4 (8MP) 4k Burst shots at f/1.7, using the new "Post Focus" mode on my GX8. I wanted to keep the rose in focus and the background out of focus.
4 shot Post Focus stack. by Rick McNelly, on Flickr
I wish it used raw files and not jpeg.