Panasonic is about to release a free software download for its DMC-GX8, DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ300 that will enable users to select where the camera focus is, after the photo has been taken.
An example of Panasonic’s new ‘Post Focus’ software, which will allow photographers to choose where the image is focused after taking the shot. (Source: Panasonic.)
The new ‘Post Focus’ mode captures all possible focus points from foreground to background when the camera’s shutter is pressed. It is ideal for close-up shooting in macro and food photography as well as portraiture where perfect focus is essential for the shot. It also provides greater flexibility for deciding the best focus point when recording fleeting moments. Photographers simply take the shot, review it and select their preferred focus point. During playback they can access adjustment tools like Focus Peaking and 5x magnification to fine-tune the selection process.
Further examples of how the ‘Post Focus’ mode can be used for macro and food photography plus portraiture. (Source: Panasonic.)
A demonstration of how to use ‘Post Focus’ can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/zukYhBihj80. From 26 November, Panasonic will provide a link to a free download for this software upgrade at the LUMIX Global Customer Support Site:
http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/index.html.The firmware that enables the DMC-GH4 to comply with Post Focus is scheduled to be released in early 2016.