Hi guys, I'm still fighting with my macro skills (I'm really a rookiee for macro) so reopen this old topic...
How do you set your GH4/gh5 camera for macro work? I do not have an external monitor. Till now my experiments got pretty miserable results.
Starting form this valuable thread (http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=53817) my settings are:
AFS/AFF: AFS (half-press focus)
Continuous Auto Focus Off
AFL Lock Hold - On
AF+MF On (allows fine manual adjustments of focus)
MF Assist On (the lens barrel)
MF Guide ON
Peaking ON (L)
I made countless test at home thinking i was mastering the controls but when in the water it was a completely different story (as usual).
While in MF the focus peaking colors did not appear at all. I now that it depend on the subject contrast but i thought to see something. I tried several colors, high and low. So it seems that GH4 focus peaking it's not so reliable: I was filming huge Lytocarpia hydroids
I thought to get perfect focus peaking on this kind of texture/surface but nothing appeared.
Moreover, from what I read, while I'm in MF I should be able to make a quick AF using the AF Lock backbutton. (AF lock in WA shots it's my normal AF method).
Unfortunately while in MF if i press AF Lock nothing happen. The only way i found was:
#1 put the camera in AFS
#2 press AF lock
#3 Put the camera in MF
#4 from here working with MF. (***)
*** at home while in MF I can press the small AF icon on the touchscreen and the camera will perform a quick AF while in MF.
How the hell do i perform this underwater? All the reef heard me swearing inside the loop of my rebreather