Recently, at the Spider’s

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Impressive that the spider managed to catch this butterfly despite the difference in size.

I’m still struggling to control the depth of field correctly using the Samsung NX300:

  • The NX300 is capable to zoom to the center of the image as soon the manual focus of the lens was used. Unfortunately, the camera zooms out a couple of seconds after the manual zoom was used. No chance to use the zoom to control the DOF when using a macro slider.
  • The camera can display coloured pixels around the area of the highest contrast to check the DOP via its display (focus peaking). However, it does so only a couple of seconds while using the manual focus of the lens. No chance to use this feature with a macro slider.
  • The abovementioned zoom always zooms the center of the image. For placing objects excentrically, I’d like to manually point the camera to the area to zoom via its touch screen.
  • Direct Manual Focus (DMF) is not available for the 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA iFn lens.

Obviously I have a couple of wishes :) :

Allow to set the camera’s display to persistent zoom

As ce, the fungi photographer, I’d like to set the display of the camera to a zoom level of 5 or 8 times manually, so that I can use a macro slider to set the desired depth of field.

Allow to set the camera’s zoom center manually

As ce, the fungi photographer, I’d like to set the center of the zoom manually, so that I can place the main object outside the center area of the image composition.

Allow to set the camera’s focus peaking persistently

As ce, the fungi photographer, I’d like to enable the focus peaking of the camera persistently, so that I can use a macro slider to set the desired focus.

The NX300 is a great camera. All of the above requests are invalid, as professionals might know how to achieve the goals without those features. In case someone knows those secrets, please drop me a line.