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03/23/2015 08:43:59 AM · #1
I'm not sure if this is widely known, I haven't seen it before. This nifty little lightroom plugin will show you at which point focus was achieved for Canon and Nikon images. It also gives you a range for the focus distance (not sure on its accuracy).
//www.lightroomfocuspointsplugin.com/
03/23/2015 08:50:16 AM · #2
I do so many focus and recompose shots that having something like this wouldn't necessarily help me, but for a free plugin why not?! Might help with the wildlife shots to know where the camera is focusing, and more specifically where the point is migrating over a series of photos.

Thanks for the heads up.

PS - Just in time for Lightroom 6, right? ;)

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03/23/2015 09:20:16 AM · #3
Originally posted by davidw:

I'm not sure if this is widely known, I haven't seen it before. This nifty little lightroom plugin will show you at which point focus was achieved for Canon and Nikon images. It also gives you a range for the focus distance (not sure on its accuracy).
//www.lightroomfocuspointsplugin.com/


Thanks for sharing! :)
03/23/2015 09:29:18 AM · #4
just curious as to what benefit this would offer, except for just noticing trends in ones shooting style.
03/23/2015 09:57:56 AM · #5
Originally posted by Mike:

just curious as to what benefit this would offer, except for just noticing trends in ones shooting style.

Precisely that: plus, it will show you what you were ACTUALLY focusing on, and you can then locate the actual zone of sharpness in the image visually, and get some idea of front/back focus issues as well.
03/23/2015 11:00:23 AM · #6
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by Mike:

just curious as to what benefit this would offer, except for just noticing trends in ones shooting style.

Precisely that: plus, it will show you what you were ACTUALLY focusing on, and you can then locate the actual zone of sharpness in the image visually, and get some idea of front/back focus issues as well.


that makes sense. in my case i usually aim for the eye, so i can usually tell by pixel peeping if I have issues but i could see how others may benefit from it.
03/23/2015 12:59:12 PM · #7
Originally posted by Mike:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by Mike:

just curious as to what benefit this would offer, except for just noticing trends in ones shooting style.

Precisely that: plus, it will show you what you were ACTUALLY focusing on, and you can then locate the actual zone of sharpness in the image visually, and get some idea of front/back focus issues as well.


that makes sense. in my case i usually aim for the eye, so i can usually tell by pixel peeping if I have issues but i could see how others may benefit from it.


I got to wondering the same thing, and I think there is an issue. If I focus using my selected focus point and then recompose, I don't think the plugin will show the right place on the image. It'll highlight which focus point I used, but not the place on the image where I had that point when I locked the focus. Right?
03/23/2015 01:23:11 PM · #8
Originally posted by davidw:

Originally posted by Mike:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by Mike:

just curious as to what benefit this would offer, except for just noticing trends in ones shooting style.

Precisely that: plus, it will show you what you were ACTUALLY focusing on, and you can then locate the actual zone of sharpness in the image visually, and get some idea of front/back focus issues as well.


that makes sense. in my case i usually aim for the eye, so i can usually tell by pixel peeping if I have issues but i could see how others may benefit from it.


I got to wondering the same thing, and I think there is an issue. If I focus using my selected focus point and then recompose, I don't think the plugin will show the right place on the image. It'll highlight which focus point I used, but not the place on the image where I had that point when I locked the focus. Right?

Correct. This plugin is for people who move their focus points instead of recomposing.
03/23/2015 09:04:01 PM · #9
for those that learned to focus when there was only the center to work off - it's not going to be of much use ;)

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Correct. This plugin is for people who move their focus points instead of recomposing.
03/23/2015 10:44:59 PM · #10
I have lightroom 4 so I am not sure if this plug in is working right, but it seems kinda a fun thing to use

Message edited by author 2015-03-23 22:45:44.
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