Do you understand Focus Stacking?
Intro by Skip Cohen
For the last two years I've written a lot about Panasonic's LUMIX cameras. With every new model they've added more creative tools. A few months ago we started talking about focus stacking. Rather than me explaining it, here's the definition directly from Panasonic. Even better watch the under two minute video below. What a kick!
The Focus Stacking is a new function integrated in the latest LUMIX cameras. It enables users to adjust the depth of field after shooting by combining multiple images shot with Post Focus function inside the camera. Users do not need to focus severely while shooting because they can get the image with the defocus that they want, or a pan-focused image, by simply selecting the focus area after shooting. This is beneficial when shooting macro shots of insects, small accessories and so on.
The Post Focus is a feature that lets users select the in-focus area even after shooting. This is also helpful especially in macro shooting where strict focusing is required or for changing expressions by changing the focused subject. Both Post Focus and Focus Stacking functions were developed by combining Panasonic's high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology and 4K technology.
Panasonic's tagline is "Changing Photography," and here's one more example. It's especially effective for artists working in macro.
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by Skip Cohen
There are three reasons you should attend every possible convention you can work into your schedule; new products, education and networking. Panasonic's LUMIX team are giving you the opportunity to pick up a little of all three at WPPI, February 7-9.
They're in booth 637 and it's the perfect place to have some fun while at the same time catch up on technology with the new LUMIX GH5. This new addition to the family is remarkable. You'll find all the technical information in a post I shared earlier in the month.
Only at the Panasonic booth can you have some fun with a "subway ride" while taking the GH5 for a test-drive of your own. At the same time get to know the Luminary team and Panasonic's staff working the booth. These are all people who need to be in your network!
Check out this video, "Beyond the Grid" from Neumann Films. It's all shot with the new GH5 and will give you a pretty good idea of just a few of the features and the quality of this new member of the family!
Panasonic's tagline for LUMIX is "Changing Photography," and that's exactly what they're doing. But don't take my word for it - check out the camera lineup for yourself while you're at WPPI. You won't be disappointed! And, if you're not headed to Las Vegas, then stop in and visit a LUMIX Dealer. Just click on the link below to find the one nearest you.
Meet the GH5: Freezeproof, Splashproof, Dustproof and Loaded With Incredible Technology!
LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless ILC Camera Body
20.3 Megapixels, 4K 60p & 4:2:2 10-bit Internal,
Dual Image Stabilization 2, & WiFi + Bluetooth
Intro by Skip Cohen
This is one of the most difficult announcement posts I've ever written because I don't know where to start! The GH5 was formally introduced this week at CES and is shipping in March. Panasonic's new flagship is so loaded with new technology it's hard to think through what to talk about first.
So, start with the short video above. Then, check out this summary of features:
Here's the link to the press release for a better explanation of the technology behind this amazing new camera. I've been shooting Lumix cameras for the last two years, and the technology has completely revitalized my passion for the craft.
Along with the GH5 announcement also comes a new home for Lumix videos. Check out the new YouTube channel dedicated to Lumix cameras. It's loaded with great content and will give you a chance to check out everything in the Lumix family!
Panasonic's slogan is "Changing Photography." Well, they never slow down and today as a photographer you have the greatest selection of creative tools in the 175+ year history of imaging!
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