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Long Exposure + High Resolution Mode on LUMIX G9 ► Can it be done?!

Photo Moment - April 30, 2018

A viewer asked if you could combine the long exposure mode photography (to get a blurry waterfall, for example) with the LUMIX G9 High Resolution mode. The easy answer is YES… but the details may surprise you.

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There Is an old Photoshop plugin called pixel genius 1.67...It only works on the 32 bit version of Photoshop..You can do selective sharpening but more importantly selective smoothing...It works well for getting rid of artefacts such as these...
Hi. Can I make time-lapse mode to take hires photos?
This has been really useful because I love long exposure photography . How is the the G9 with 60 sec raw exposures ? does it introduce alot of sensor burnout noise like the gx80 . Hopefully with the Sony sensor inside the g9 it dosn't do this . What is you experience with this Joseph ? are the olly cameras better at controlling long exposure noise ? thanks for the video and sorry about all the questions but this is really a big part of landscape and urban photography and it will help people make the right choices of m43 gear for long exposures .
Instead of going into PS, why not just brush in a little negative clarity in LR? Its what the 'soften skin' setting does. I was wondering if you can do long exposures with the sensor shift modes, cool.
A couple things - 1) They just announced new FW with better hi-res motion algorithms, would be curious if it helps this, 2) What about the obvious choice of stacking multiple hi-res images? Is the pattern the same each time?
Well. I wanted to buy the Panasonic G9 but this is where to me it falls apart. And I shoot a lot of HiRes pics on my EM1.2 so yes, to me, it is very important...My E-M1.2 first of all can shoot 60s exposures and may be longer in HiRes. Which you do need to get really smooth clouds. This artifacting happens on them EM5.2 but in a more dramatic way. E-M1.2 does not seem to have this otoh. As an aside?: G9 is also restricting me for action shooting especially in video. They need OSPDAF period. DFD is very good and works in most action shooting, but has great difficulty with BIF...And that is sad since I like Panasonic cams a whole lot more than my E.M1 mark II.
the Pana hi res mode is different from Oly, Oly has the f8 limit but not the 1sec exposure limit, from memory i don't think i've come across a limit like that when using it.
The G9 uses the e-shutter for hi-res mode, which I think is where the 1sec limit comes from.
Sorry. I suppose that I should have finished the video instead of pausing and jumping the gun with the comment.
Hello. I'm a new subsciber as of about a minute ago. I also recently purchased the Panasonic Lumix G9 with the 12-60mm f/2.8-4 Leica lens and the 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Leica lens. I'm just learning digital photography, as I grew up shooting and developing film.
I have a thought on the lines in the photo. Some time ago I read something about an individual choosing not to purchase a G9 due to it's lack of a high pass filter. Please correct me if I'm wrong on all of this as I'm only trying to learn. I think that a high pass filter is supposed to help eliminate Moire. I then saw an example of the Moire on the back of a gentlemans suit coat. It looked quite a lot like the patterns you have when you zoomed in. Just a suggestion. Thanks.
Hi Joseph. I notice that with the hi res photos on the G9 that my Luminar and Aurora plug ins do not work. And sometimes I have problems with Lightroom as well.
Likewise in Affinity photo... I am hoping that when DxO Photo support eventually comes out they handle it...
Joseph, where is the video field test of the mega lens and tele-converter you received the other day? Keen to see what your thoughts and outcomes on this product.
High, is it possible to use the high resolution mode with on/off-camera-flash like the Oly EM1/5 lines?
As far as off camera flashes via radio triggers It currently doesn't. I have the Olympus EM1 Mkii which does support this feature. However when the EM1 Mkii was first released, it didn't support off camera flash. Olympus issued a firmware release a few months later that enabled off camera flash with radio triggers. I use this mode a lot and it is quite impressive. I believe Panasonic will issue a firmware update that will enable off camera flash. Until that time, I believe you can set your strobe to optical trigger and use the on camera flash to trigger the strobe (maybe).
Very nice! I’m still waiting for someone to make wildlife photos using the HighRes mode before I get myself the camera!
Hi, my question with the DFD. As far as I know the DFD autofocus only works with native Panasonic lenses because they do not profile other brand optics with the DFD system (your video about DFD 1 year ago). Does anyone know if the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 can track sports with a G9? (usually contrast autofocus is very slow and the Leica 200mm f2.8 is a bit expensive) thanks a lot.
YEs it can. Many use it that way with very good results. Don't give to much credit to DFD, Panasonic is just very good with its CDAF it seems.
Hi Joseph, I have another suggestion: do more than one High Res photo (let's say 3-4) and make an "mean average stacking" of them. That maybe will "merge" the pattern differently depending on the photo...
I'd guess that the pattern you are seeing is (unintentionally) created by the camera firmware, that is generating a higher resolution image from 9 shots, where each of them is shifted for 1/3 of the pixel dimension. As the shifted pixels are overlapping with their non-shifted neighbors, the algorithm used to merge those images into one has to partially discard information for each of the pixel (in other words - calculate the new values for each of the sensor's cells - shifted and unshifted - based on the values from all the overlapping pixels). What you see is perhaps a side effect of that algorithm.

I'd suggest you shooting some predictable movement using this mode (perhaps with a faster shutter) to study the effect.
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