Panasonic Announces Very Cool “Post Focus” Function
Available via a firmware update, the DMC-GX8, DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ300 will all have this exciting new functionality.
Using Post Focus is super simple and easy – just set the camera to Post Focus mode, and take a picture. The camera automatically “racks” the focus while capturing photos with varied in-focus points. During playback, use the touch screen to select the in-focus area desired, and save as a separate 8 megapixel photo file… all right in the camera!
The Post Focus function is best for non-moving subjects, such as portraits or landscapes, and is ideal for shooting at wide apertures to create dramatic, shallow depth of field effects. Create different impressions out of a single shot by changing the highlighted subject after capturing the picture, taking the risk and anxiety out of getting that perfect picture.
This capability will also assist advanced users interested in macro photography. Simply capture the scene using the same process, then use third party software to perform “focus stacking”, to combine multiple frames into a single image, which has more areas in tack-sharp focus for amazing results in a fraction of the time typically needed for great macro images.
The Post Focus function will be available on the DMC-GX8, DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ300 by updating to the latest FREE firmware upgrade, which will be available at GMT 1:00 a.m. on November 25, 2015.
If you are not comfortable installing new firmware, let Mike’s do it for you!