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author Ray Griffiths ( )
title Rose Pink
date7/29/2016 2:58:23 AM
detailsPlaying with the compact, finding its best settings

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DAT (Davey Towers)   (7/29/2016 3:36:37 AM)
Lovely new toy Ray, Great pov but seems a little dark, maybe it's just my screen! Well done ray
2 Stuart Holmes   (7/30/2016 9:59:05 PM)
I think you could push the exposure a bit here as well, but not too much. Also maybe I'd clone this bit out but that's pretty nit-picky. DoF is lovely, but I wish for a bit more background blur. That camera has a feature called "depth from defocus AF." Do you know what that's all about? Lovely shot!
3 Ray Griffiths ( )   (7/31/2016 3:35:54 AM)
#2 Stuart Holmes:

This camera has a function called "Post Focus" which, in simple terms, allows you to select the focus area after the image has been taken. In practice it is a bit more of a faff. It involves selecting a camera function that takes a short 4K video burst at different focus settings. During the shot, the camera must not be moved. After the shot, the touch screen is used to select the focus and an appropriate frame is saved as a jpg.

Being a compact, though, depth of field is not a strong feature, so if this was a serious shot I'd be using my DSLR. I'm just playing to see what can and can't be done with a walkabout.

I see the camera being used when I want to travel light or I want to be inconspicuous or, as is often the case nowadays, my DSLR is on a tripod setup for something else.
4 Stuart Holmes   (7/31/2016 6:17:37 PM)
#3 Ray Griffiths( ): I picked up a Sony RX100Mk4 for very much the same purposes. I'm a bit disappointed in the Sony's focal range, but it's 1.8-2.8 is pretty nice and the Zeiss lens is sharp. It's nice to have in my pocket when I have tele mounted on the D750 and I need a wide shot, but I think I would be unhappy with it as my only camera on a trip. (Maybe we need a theme day where all the shots are on these new all-in-one's)
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