A1 - any hopes for focus bracketing?

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Mike Fewster Veteran Member • Posts: 8,149
Re: C'mon, that isn't logical

TN Args wrote:

Mike Fewster wrote:

Magnar W wrote:

SafariBob wrote:

My thought is that focus stacking is much more awaited for the lower end series of cameras.

Why would that be? It is much used for high end macro science work? That kind of photography wants all the resolution they can get. And if the are working in the field, high frame rates and fast focus are better. I would think that the A1 should be perfect.

If you are that high end with your macros then you are probably using automated focusing rails and building your images in post. No focus breathing issues and maximum control. I too think it’s an amateur feature and why not just use a CamRanger if you want it. So it’s a “nice to see on the end of an already super-long feature list” feature but should never be escalated to big deal status.

Yes you can use automated focusing rails. And the price of those are? They once were a way to solve a photographic technique that simply no longer needs to be done this way.

You might as well argue that we all don't need high shutter speeds because "if we are really into that sort of thing we can use an electronic flash with time exposures in a dark place" You know, just like they used to do it.

or you might argue against the multiple pixel technique for high detail because you could do that with a bigger sensor camera.

Or you could argue that there is no case for the A1 because you can have a CamRanger and an A9 and an A7R4 and an A7S3

For many high end users, focus bracketing is a significant feature and competing cameras from other manufacturers understand this and have it. The Sony seems to have everything necessary in its focussing and processing capacities to be able to make the A1 a killer macro camera.

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