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I have similar issues when using partial auto mode and my solution has been to
reduce the amount of light hitting the image sensor, either by using the neutral
density filter or higher f stops or increase shutter speeds.
When videoing horizons with high brightness areas, the camera immediately de
focusses to a “Standard definition look”, or as described above a soft focus.
As soon as I use the internal density filter, the image sharpens. I wonder
if the image sensor has an inherent fault, or even as mentioned above the
glass/optics just can’t hack the light ? I Just have to remember to use ND filters
when not in the winter season.