Numerous times over the years I've written the following - "The best part of this industry has nothing to do with photography but the friendships that come out of everyone's love for the craft." Meet a relatively new friend, Daniel J. Cox.
Daniel is a Panasonic Luminary and I've shared a number of his images and posts, always linking back to his website. In this new post, he shares some valuable insight with his use of "PinPoint AF" one of the many features on several of the LUMIX cameras. As always, Daniel shares not only great images, but gives us the technical support to go with the post, demonstrating the unmatched passion that comes with every click of his shutter!
Interested in checking out more of Daniel's work, visit his blog with just a click of your mouse on the banner below. Then wander over to the LUMIX Lounge and check out the rest of the Luminary team. They're a talented group of artists, educators and as you meet them at the various conventions and workshops this year, terrific friends to have in your network!
If you are interested seeing Kenya for yourself join Daniel in Kenya in 2017. All telephoto images in this post were shot with the new Leica 100-400mm lens. You can read more about the new lens at Lumix Diaries: Shooting the New Leica Lumix 100-400mm.
With so much vegetation I tried a seldom used feature on my Lumix cameras known as Pinpoint AF. The GX8 and the G7 have this feature on the back Cursor Pad. The Cursor Pad is the little circle with up/down left/right arrows that allow you to move through many of the cameras choices.
Who knows how many uses we may all find for this unique and little known feature. For me it was very handy on the plains of the Serengeti but one doesn't’ have to think to far outside the box to imagine how it might work in all sorts of other situations.
You may have your family pet sneaking through the grasses of your backyard. How about a portrait photographer creating a beautiful, out of focus foreground of fall colored leaves during a senior graduation shoot. I can imagine my college days as a wedding photographer shooting through a warm and glowing candelabra, foreground soft and muted while the bride and groom are critically focused in the distance.
It’s just one more amazing tool unheard of in traditional DSLR’s and one more reason why I’m a huge fan of the technology Panasonic is bringing to the world of capturing stills and moving images.