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Hey, as anybody here tried focus stacking yet?

I had a go earlier on today, using the free CombineZM program.

Here's my first stack.



This is the product of a stack of 7 images, all F11 and manual-focused using live-view, with a remote-shutter release, on a tripod.

At the distance I was shooting, there was no way I could of got this close to a match-head and got this level of DOF. Even with F32 this wouldn't have been possible and of course, F32 would have led to diffraction and loss of image sharpness anyway, even if it could come close.

If you have a macro lens and haven't tired focus-stacking yet, download the free program and give it a go. It takes time, but the virtual DOF you can get is worth it. Make sure to manual focus though and use small focus increments.

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Nice stack! I love CombineZM, such a good free program. I've had moderate success with it, and I'm currently trying to get some decent water drop refractions for a focus stack.
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Hey, as anybody here tried focus stacking yet?

I had a go earlier on today, using the free CombineZM program.

Here's my first stack.



This is the product of a stack of 7 images, all F11 and manual-focused using live-view, with a remote-shutter release, on a tripod.

At the distance I was shooting, there was no way I could of got this close to a match-head and got this level of DOF. Even with F32 this wouldn't have been possible and of course, F32 would have led to diffraction and loss of image sharpness anyway, even if it could come close.

If you have a macro lens and haven't tired focus-stacking yet, download the free program and give it a go. It takes time, but the virtual DOF you can get is worth it. Make sure to manual focus though and use small focus increments.

Highly-Annoyed
Very nice HA. I've downloaded CombineZM but haven't had time to mess with it yet. I'll try and find some time tonight with some water drops. Anxious to see your results as well GT. That match is truly awesome though... Very nice work.
    
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Nice stack! I love CombineZM, such a good free program. I've had moderate success with it, and I'm currently trying to get some decent water drop refractions for a focus stack.
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Very nice HA. I've downloaded CombineZM but haven't had time to mess with it yet. I'll try and find some time tonight with some water drops. Anxious to see your results as well GT. That match is truly awesome though... Very nice work.
Thanks guys . Looking forward to seeing some of your stuff soon .

The only problem I see with focus-stacking is using it on living creatures or other moving subjects, but for static subjects it seems really promising. I've seen some really good stacking on flickr of some insects, so I know it can be done; I guess you need insects dead though, or very co-operative .

I think I try some more .

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Just picked up a Canon 40D & 17-55 2.8IS
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First attempts with my new lens





    
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First attempts with my new lens



Wow, you got that lens fast! Did you go with the 50mm f/1.8D?
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Just picked up a Canon 40D & 17-55 2.8IS
Nice, do you still have the 350D?
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Wow, you got that lens fast! Did you go with the 50mm f/1.8D?
Yup. Found a locally owned sporting goods store that had it.
    
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Snow? Canada? Ohhh, you're on the wrong side of the country
West coast is clear and sunny for tomorrow!

But, if you're in the Toronto area and have a bit of spare cash on hand while travelling...
http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/pho/1105741611.html
55-200mm AF DX lens for $180 Canadian.
Snow is cool . We bought maple syrup

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My 18-200 mm VR Nikkor doesn't creep at all, zero.

On the other hand, I have a 28-300mm "VR" Tamron that creeps so bad, it has a hard lock switch to lock the lens at 28mm to prevent it from creeping while you're carrying it.

But the Nikkor doesn't creep at all. It's a really sweet lens but as you say, $$$.

Here's a picture taken at full focal length to illustrate the sharpness.
I'll assume VR was on when you took the picture, thats pretty sweet quality. No tripod was used?

What is the lense hood meant to do? Nikon website tells me that it is to reduce stray light... what? I think it'll have full function on a D60, I just figured out I have nearly enough money to buy one with some extra warranty . Now let's convince the parents
    
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Not sure how I missed this group.

My gear (currently):
- Canon 5D MkII
- 50mm f1.4
- 100mm f2.8 macro
- 135mm f2L
- 70-200mm f2.8L IS

Yes, I'm missing the wide end. Used to have a 16-35 f2.8L and also 17-55 EF-S (when I had 20D), but planning to replace with 24mm f1.4L prime.

I'll be sure to post up a few photos on the site.
Please update my gear-list. I just broke down and got the 16-35mm f2.8L II. Got tired of waiting for the 24 f1.4L II to come into stock and wanted to experience 16mm on full-frame.
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