DoF preview with Panasonic

Started Mar 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP 0MitchAG Contributing Member • Posts: 538
Re: DoF preview with Panasonic

smithling wrote:

0MitchAG wrote:

smithling wrote:

On the Panasonic bodies it is incredibly frustrating trying to compose with the macro lens at close distances because the Live View depth of field is fixed at F2.8, meaning razor thin DoF at the required working distance. I really hope Panasonic can find the goodwill in their hearts to allow the preview to be actually representative, and I won't have so much frustration trying to use their products! It is much worse when there is a breeze and the subject is constantly moving in and out of the tiny focus plane... I literally just set my aperture, roughly compose and then randomly fire the shutter hoping I will get everything I want in focus, and sharp. Honestly, this is no way to work, but without changing to the rather poorly implemented shutter preview, it's is the only way.

I guess there's no reason this can't be done... thinking of manual aperture rings...

You didn't even ask a question. RTFM.

Have you noticed....that you're the only one confused by this thread? Perhaps you should read the manual, because what I'm talking about is not included!

I have two Panny bodies. For each of these cameras, the answer to your problem is found in the manual. I'm not confused in the slightest because I read the manual. pg. 115.

Next time act like an adult.

Condescending but still wrong.

That is indeed the 'shutter preview' I referred to in my original post, but not the 'constant preview' as is on the GH3 of which I seek (which has just come to my attention thanks to the friendly folk who knew).

So now that we've both aware of this, I guess we're done here.

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