Canon g1 x mark 2 review

Started Mar 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP hawat Forum Member • Posts: 93
Re: Samples seem to show more than just image softness...

Marco Nero wrote:

Mark9473 wrote:

I find the flower shots all extremely soft to be honest.

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Some VERY heated discussions on the Japanese forums the night before last. They were discussing how soft the Macro shots were and upon viewing some, I am prone to agree with them. The shots I saw were simple and showed a very shallow DOF. Even with this effect in place, there was a considerable softness to the images, even the areas meant to be sharp. But what I am seeing in these new images is not a natural blur to the background.
Below is a crop from one of the official Canon images from the G1X Mk2. It shows an artificially blurred background and you can see how the blur continues across the shoulder of the model. The image processor software produced a halo or smudge of skin tone across the contrasting area of the shoulder and it has a softening effect on the overall portrait. It looks like the effect used with the Macro shots below.

Are you talking about that discussion on

The poster of the macro picture (tundraco) is saying that at max aperture there is some kind of fog when using macro mode but when reducing it, its ok.

When not using macro mode he doesn't seem to have a problem as well. That is a bit worrying but I hope more people will show up with their own macro picture to confirm or not this problem.

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