Regarding Panasonic Gx1

GX1 Back-Button Focus Works Pretty Well

Recorded on April 17th, 2016

photo of a cute little dog

As I had hoped, using the GX1’s closest thing to back-button focus works pretty well. This cute little guy can move pretty fast, so this shot probably wouldn’t have turned out as sharp if I hadn’t set the focus with the back AE/AF Lock button and just hit the shutter release a bunch of times as he settled into cute poses. One thing to remember, though, is that wide open apertures like this one are going to be hard to get sharp no matter what focusing tricks you use, just because the depth of field is so much shallower. Next time I’ll probably close it down a bit, but I will miss the bokeh.

Whenever I read the word “bokeh”, I always imagine Cartman from South Park saying it.