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Hawgwild May 25, 2015 12:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lomitamike (Post 1390365)
Another persons take on clear zoom.
http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/clear-im...9.html#1361989


Hi Mike. These guys are really checking the clear zoom out. One guy said it best "clear image zoom is simply an in camera crop and enlarge and no better than crop and enlarge in PP; worse probably seeing as it's a JPEG only option. Not saying it can't be used for the sake of convenience but I wouldn't go there for any "critical" shot.

For anything else, like snapshot type pictures (non-critical) the clear zoom might be an option. One drawback is, while you can crop an original, you can't un-crop one.

TCav May 25, 2015 3:42 PM

Spider on web - Shot with A58 and 'Beercan':
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8800/1...639795c0_c.jpg

Spider on web - Shot with A58 and 'Beercan' and CIZ:
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5443/1...10e78ed7_c.jpg

Both shots are available for your inspection at their full resolutions, unretouched, along with the Exif data, by clicking on them.

I'll say that the focus jumped around a lot while using the CIZ, so getting the shot was tougher.

Hawgwild May 25, 2015 10:23 PM

Your second spider looks good at 2X.

I find that, at 4X, I have to manually focus if shooting close up. At a distance, not a problem.

All my 4X shots of the above flowers were manually focused.

I wanted to do some more shooting today but the weather here was nasty most of the day.

TCav May 26, 2015 1:04 AM

The 2X shot was MF. AF was bouncing around a lot, so I turned it off, focused closest, and shot continuous as I moved ever so slightly back and forth. The shot I posted was the sharpest of the 12 I took.

Also, the metering mode was Center-weighted in the unCIZ shot, but Multi-Segment in the CIZ shot. I DID NOT change that. The camera did.

Hawgwild May 26, 2015 8:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TCav (Post 1390529)

Also, the metering mode was Center-weighted in the unCIZ shot, but Multi-Segment in the CIZ shot. I DID NOT change that. The camera did.

Well, that's interesting.

Streets Jul 23, 2015 11:03 AM

There are trade-offs in any kind of in camera image manipulation. My experience with "Clearview Zoom" is mixed. I ALWAYS seem to sense artifacts that are not there when the C.Z. is off. I prefer to crop the image and avoid C.Z.


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