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03-13-2012, 05:22 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Focus peaking demo

Hi,

haven't seen it here around yet:


More here on Neds blog.

Must say, very impressive - not to call it - killer feature, esp. for manual lens owners!

I really would like to have this in a DSLR, in best case through the viewfinder. Now Petax: K5-n with hybrid viewfinder and this implementation and I'm a happy camper...


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I want it in the next Pentax DSLR!
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Focus-peaking is really, really cool.
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MMVII... Not sure if that was your video or just a link. If it was yours, could you repeat the same thing with a smaller aperture? In other words, does the highlighted area elongate with the "real" depth of the field? Or does it always leave the lens wide open (a la SLR) until shutter press? Anyone know?

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QuoteOriginally posted by ofer4 Quote
MMVII... Not sure if that was your video or just a link. If it was yours, could you repeat the same thing with a smaller aperture? In other words, does the highlighted area elongate with the "real" depth of the field? Or does it always leave the lens wide open (a la SLR) until shutter press? Anyone know?

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If you look at the video link, you'll see it was posted by Ned Bunnell, who is the head of Pentax USA.
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They should really improve it with a window in window zoom, so that the user does not loose composition.
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Since the contrast tells you where focus is, why bother with a window to further the focus point? It seems to work quite well as it is, wish they'd update the k-5 firmware with it. No doubt it'll be in the k-5 replacement though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote
They should really improve it with a window in window zoom, so that the user does not loose composition.
You can do both if you enable AF zoom. For MF lenses, you press the OK button to zoom in, then you can focus with peaking. Very handy! I just played with it last night for the first time. Makes manual focus very easy.

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I'm more and more considering the K-01 as a 2nd body dedicated to my MF lenses, keeping the K-x for the AF lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ofer4 Quote
MMVII... Not sure if that was your video or just a link.
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Hi, sorry, this is a video by Ned Bunell, as it is credited on the embedded player. I posted it as a link, forum software embedded it automatically, but I guess the reference is clear.

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No worries...I just didn't know who Ned Bunnell was.

Can anyone else confirm whether the highlighted depth changes with depth of field? I could make an argument for not doing it this way...i.e., keep the focus plane narrow for accurate focusing. But it was also be a very cool feature if the depth of field was somehow displayed on the screen.
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is this feature there for video too?
an external lcd with focus peak feature would cost more than 500 bucks...
if this feature is build in for video too, that is very cool
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
I want it in the next Pentax DSLR!
I want it in the current dslr.
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QuoteOriginally posted by liukaitc Quote
is this feature there for video too?
an external lcd with focus peak feature would cost more than 500 bucks...
if this feature is build in for video too, that is very cool
It is available in Video either as a pre-shooting feature or continuous if you map euither the green or red button to hold down during shooting.
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