Do you understand Focus Stacking? 

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Before and after screen grabs from the video below.

Intro by Skip Cohen

For the last two years I’ve written a lot about Panasonic’s LUMIX cameras. With every new model they’ve added more creative tools. A few months ago we started talking about focus stacking. Rather than me explaining it, here’s the definition directly from Panasonic. Even better watch the under two minute video below. What a kick!

The Focus Stacking is a new function integrated in the latest LUMIX cameras. It enables users to adjust the depth of field after shooting by combining multiple images shot with Post Focus function inside the camera. Users do not need to focus severely while shooting because they can get the image with the defocus that they want, or a pan-focused image, by simply selecting the focus area after shooting. This is beneficial when shooting macro shots of insects, small accessories and so on.

The Post Focus is a feature that lets users select the in-focus area even after shooting. This is also helpful especially in macro shooting where strict focusing is required or for changing expressions by changing the focused subject. Both Post Focus and Focus Stacking functions were developed by combining Panasonic’s high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology and 4K technology.

Panasonic’s tagline is “Changing Photography,” and here’s one more example. It’s especially effective for artists working in macro.

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