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Wicked Dark
03-14-2010, 06:26 PM
So funnily enough, in time for Marko's podcast about finding functions deep in the menu and using them to your advantage, I found out about a function that I'm so in love with I can hardly stand myself.

Now, it's not so much a function as an overlay in Live View. Most of the time I've got just the spirit level overlaid my screen. Now I find that I can make a little green square come up. I can move that square anywhere in the scene. Then I can zoom 5, 7 or 10 times. OMFG. You've got to be kidding me. I can SEE tiny details in my macro shots and make sure I've got them in focus before taking the picture??????

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Nature/A-Walk-in-the-Woods/P3144267/810075845_JAxik-XL.jpg

This is a piece of potential firewood shot in my garage with my manual Olympus 90mm f2 macro lens. A lens I will not part with while I'm still breathing. OMG. Each of those little clusters is about 1cm in width. It's like I have a whole new camera. I'm so amazed I'm practically speechless.

I knew you guys would understand.

Bambi
03-14-2010, 06:54 PM
brilliant WD!!!

Wicked Dark
03-14-2010, 07:06 PM
thanks much. I can't tell you how over the moon I am about this zoom in Live View thing. Here's another from a few inches away on that same log. This little guy is probably 2cm wide. Maybe a tad smaller.

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Nature/A-Walk-in-the-Woods/P3144277/810117342_wwpuK-XL.jpg

I'm such a freak.

Mad Aussie
03-14-2010, 07:58 PM
Impressive indeed! And your excitement is probably just as entertaining as the photos ;)

Wicked Dark
03-14-2010, 08:13 PM
where else can I totally dork out about some esoteric function in my mystifying camera? Just wait until you have an epiphany. : P

casil403
03-14-2010, 11:15 PM
Love the first one WD...they are so neat all in a row...:)
And pretty tack sharp too :clap: