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Who wants peaking brought to m43?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by duke, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2010
    Tulsa, moving to Houston
    Duke
    Hello,

    I shoot several different camera platforms, two of them being NEX and m43. The NEX has a nice sensor, and especially now with the peaking firmware is my go to camera for legacy lenses. However, as a system it just isn't there (3 lenses, no hotshoe or EVF, etc.) There is no reason that m43 can't have peaking (that I am aware of anyway) and it would really help to lure legacy lens shooters like myself away from the NEX.

    So who else wants peaking for m43?
     
  2. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    Sorry to ask, but what's "peaking" ?
     
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  3. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2010
    Tulsa, moving to Houston
    Duke
    It outlines the plain of focus, eliminating, or reducing the need to zoom in to achieve critical focus. Here's a demo: [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJxUiLqPUgQ]YouTube - ‪Sony NEX-3 firmware 04 peak mode test‬‏[/ame]
     
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  4. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    Highlighting the live view screen pixels with highest contrast detection. A manual focusing aid without need for partial magnfication. In practice it looks a bit like highlight/lowlight false colour warning, except it's the sharp areas. I wonder if Sony has a patent pending; anyway, it's rather smart.
     
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  5. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    Ok, I see. Smart.
     
  6. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    ...as an option, why not? As long as I can turn it off.
     
  7. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Yes please (with the parameters SRHEdD just mentioned)
     
  8. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    Yes please. My PL1 already highlights over/underexposure, I don't see why it would be a problem to add peaking.
     
  9. Pelao

    Pelao Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    I am sure it will come. It's not uncommon in video cameras, a space where Panasonic (like Sony) is proficient and already uses the feature.
     
  10. luguidomanski

    luguidomanski Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 11, 2010
    Curitiba, Brazil
    Luiz
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  11. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    1) I LOVE it on my NEX-3
    2) Yes I wish µ4/3 adopts a similar system
    3) Yes, you can turn it off
     
  12. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    Sony holds the patent and will either not license it or license it at too high a cost.
     
  13. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    I think the reality of "peaking" will be different from its promise.
     
  14. Pelao

    Pelao Mu-43 Top Veteran

    959
    Feb 3, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Panasonic uses peaking in it's video cameras, so if Sony does hold the patent, it has already been licensed...
     
  15. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I think it would be a nice addition.
     
  16. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    How so?
    It's out now - I use it - it's definitely real & works great... :smile:
     
  17. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    From what I understand, it works on edge detection, which means it can be fooled. The other problem is it hides what you are seeing. Kind of a heisenberg uncertainty principle, you can see the subject or you can see what is in focus, but not both at the same time. This might be OK for static subjects, but I would not want it for things like portraits or documentary work.

    But then I have only seen video demonstrations of the feature...
     
  18. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I'm shooting all AF, so it doesn't matter to me personally one way or the other, but I think it would be a good addition to our system since we have many manual focus lens users.
     
  19. maxsoul

    maxsoul Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 23, 2011
    It seems "peaking" is a good aid for manual focusing, BTW does Sony has this "peaking" thing patented?
     
  20. Peaking would be a nice addition to Micro 4/3 if it happens. It would involve trusting the camera to get it right as much as you would would with autofocus, so it has to be accurate to be worthwhile. It sounds like a neat feature but it's hardly a dealbreaker for me, despite the fact that I would probably use manual focus lenses at least 50% of the time. If you only use autofocus lenses it would seem to be fairly irrelevant.