It sounds, from the information Pete’s been recording, as though he uses manual settings and controls all sorts of variables. I’ve never got beyond aperture priority myself. But it means, in theory, I can select which bit is in sharp focus and how much else is less so. With this one I didn’t want the view through the “window” completely blurrified because I wanted the words on the signs to be tantalisingly discernible as words but not actually legible.
Of course the effect can be entirely arbitrary since I now need glasses to look at things close to me and, fantastically annoyingly, another pair to look at things far away. Two pairs? wtf! well needless to say I hardly ever wear either so can’t actually see the camera screen properly… almost everything can look out of focus to me.