Video test: A99 #2 vs EM5

Started Dec 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP photo chris Regular Member • Posts: 281
Re: Video test: A99 #2 vs EM5

johnbee wrote:

photo chris wrote:

You would be wrong. Everything was in focus from the front to the back as it measured 11" - well within the DOF range of roughly 3 feet. I checked it with focus magnify in "M" mode, it was sharp front to back. Nice try though, perhaps you can conjure up some other BS explaniation. Next time I'll fire off a still as well to demonstrate. Start working on your next theory now. Enjoy your camera and please post some "better video."

I admire your conviction, though I prefer to let the evidence speak for itself. If you look closely, you can clearly see the gradual focus falloff within the scene.

I'd try with another lens, f-stop and manual focusing just to be sure. As I said, I have video here taken with a much cheaper lens that is extremely sharp in comparison. And so I'm thinking that's no coincidence.

Just to clarify, when I magnified focus I checked from bottle to bottle on either side with the point of emphasis on the books. If you look at the still of the A99 shooting, you can clearly see focus peaking is lit up on the still life, I use the red option. It was perfectly sharp until I hit record. Any issues were created by the video, not by my point of focus.  And again you have no explanation for the softness with the exterior, or maybe you're still working on that.

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