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Focus Peaking

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by nippa, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. nippa

    nippa SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2010
    Cheshire UK
    Dennis
    Just been looking at the GX7 specs and wondering if I'm the only one underwhelmed by Focus Peaking.

    It features on two of my cameras - RX100 and X100S - but frankly it seems to indicate "in focus" over an unexpectedly wide range.

    Even the X100S split screen focusing aid seems a bother ; easier just to "eyeball" when things are sharp.
     
  2. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Me too, I find peaking only basically useful, to determine a range or area of focus. But I do not trust it for critical focus and always do it in magnified mode on my Nex. I could live without peaking, but not without magnification for manual focusing.
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    it's better than not having it, but I agree that it is better at getting us in the ballpark than nailing it.
     
  4. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Maybe it's much more handy for video, but I'm just not doing it.