G1X MkII haze at F2.0 macro, solution?

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Jostian
Jostian Senior Member • Posts: 2,192
G1X MkII haze at F2.0 macro, solution?

Was wondering if perhaps a solution for that slight haze at f2.0 at shorter distances could be the use of a 'haze' filter, would this have any impact on that slight haze I wonder?  Just curious if anyone has tried this, I would be interested to see photo comparison at F2.0 of a flower or something with and without a 'haze' filter.

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Dale Buhanan MOD Veteran Member • Posts: 4,018
Re: G1X MkII haze at F2.0 macro, solution?
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Jostian wrote:

Was wondering if perhaps a solution for that slight haze at f2.0 at shorter distances could be the use of a 'haze' filter, would this have any impact on that slight haze I wonder? Just curious if anyone has tried this, I would be interested to see photo comparison at F2.0 of a flower or something with and without a 'haze' filter.

I don't think so, Jostian.  A haze filter is for when there is actual haze in the atmosphere.  What you are seeing is an artificial haze that is caused by the camera lens reaching the limit of its correction ability when used at f2 and very close.  The only way I know to really get rid of it under those circumstances is to stop down, or shoot from a little further back, or both.

The lens behaves much like the Canon 50/1.4 shooting at f1.4.  It creates kind of a dreamy look, or haze.  But stopped down to f2.8, it is much clearer and sharper.  This lens behaves similarly.

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crashpc Veteran Member • Posts: 5,124
Re: G1X MkII haze at F2.0 macro, solution?

As said, with this class of cam, you are not supposed to shoot macro at f/2 anyway. I have my 50mm f/1.4 and it is very dreamy and hazy until f/2, then it´s still not really sharp until f/3,5, and then it´s very sharp at f/4.5 - f/8. This is how fast budget lenses work. If you want better, get ready to spend $$$$...

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Why does he do it?

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Re: G1X MkII haze at F2.0 macro, solution?

I don't think so, but I think even stopping down to f2.8 already reduces it significantly. As others have noted, one would not usually shoot macros at f2 anyhow. What I do find reduces it somewhat, because it is a form of diffusion, is adjusting the "clarity" slider in Lightroom.

These are not macros but they DID have a little diffusion initially.

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Re: G1X MkII haze at F2.0 macro, solution?

GaryJP wrote:

I don't think so, but I think even stopping down to f2.8 already reduces it significantly. As others have noted, one would not usually shoot macros at f2 anyhow. What I do find reduces it somewhat, because it is a form of diffusion, is adjusting the "clarity" slider in Lightroom.

These are not macros but they DID have a little diffusion initially.

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Thanks for the clarification and explanations guys, appreciated. Thought I ask at least.

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Re: G1X MkII haze at F2.0 macro, solution?

Jostian wrote:

Was wondering if perhaps a solution for that slight haze at f2.0 at shorter distances could be the use of a 'haze' filter, would this have any impact on that slight haze I wonder? Just curious if anyone has tried this, I would be interested to see photo comparison at F2.0 of a flower or something with and without a 'haze' filter.

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Jostian

The only right solution is to avoid such F ratios in the macro photography. For example in the manual for the Fuji X100s is (allegedly, as what I know from my friend, the X100s owner) stated that for the macro shooting set the F ration to 1:8 at least.

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