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Panasonic Post Focus Firmware update available 11/25/15

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by rmcnelly, Nov 20, 2015.

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  1. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
  2. Lcrunyon

    Lcrunyon Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 4, 2014
    Maryland
    Loren
    Interesting... A lot like a Lytro. I wonder if they are focus bracketing to get all the different focus points?
     
  3. Generationfourth

    Generationfourth Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 11, 2015
    no GM5 support?

    edit: I see, it's tied to the 4k capture mode
     
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  4. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    Yes.

    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.
     
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  5. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    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.
     
  6. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
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  7. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
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  8. Taurahe

    Taurahe Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 24, 2015
    Brandon
    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
     
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  9. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
    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.

    22695547764_083cf58657_b. 6 pic 4K Post Focus stack by Rick McNelly, on Flickr
     
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  10. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    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.

    22700073613_3ba516af94_b. 4 shot Post Focus stack. by Rick McNelly, on Flickr
     
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  11. neek247

    neek247 Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 4, 2015
    Canada
    Ashley
    I wish it used raw files and not jpeg.