First attempt using Helicon Focus Stacking software

2 months 2 days ago - 2 months 1 day ago #674488 by [email protected]
Well, its very impressive how easy it is however , I now realize that for a subject as simple as a flower, 6 photos at different focal points isn't near enough to cover the full focal spectrum .  There must be almost infinite points of focus  in a single subject !! WoW! .  Now I see the benefit of a focus slider rail.  Its all a learning process but I'm loving it.

Make: SONY
Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
ISO: 250
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Captured: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:53pm


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2 months 2 days ago #674489 by [email protected]
Sorry, don't know how 2 images got posted.....doesnt seem to be an edit feature after posting


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2 months 2 days ago #674490 by Screamin Scott
As a moderator, I can delete one if you want

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2 months 2 days ago #674496 by [email protected]
yes please. Thank you


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2 months 2 days ago #674515 by Nikon Shooter

[email protected] wrote: Now I see the benefit of a focus slider rail.  Its all a learning process but I'm loving it.


For focus stacking, I shoot around ƒ8 to give the most chance
to HF to produce the best results.

I shied away from rails and favoured the HR approach that is
waaaay less costly and has rendered spectacular stacks.

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1 month 4 weeks ago #674815 by [email protected]
Could you please explain the HR approach( I'm still pretty new at this). Thanks
Marc


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1 month 4 weeks ago - 1 month 4 weeks ago #674829 by Nikon Shooter


Sorry Marc, just jargon.
 HF = Helicon Focus
 HR = Helicon Remote

This was done using HR and HF:


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1 month 4 weeks ago #674833 by [email protected]
Ok, that's what I thought.

Thanks


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1 month 4 weeks ago #674840 by [email protected]
Unfortunately, I'm using a Sony A7rii which is not supported by Helicon remote focus.  I have tried doing some larger stacking with helicon focus with images shot from my Sony and as long as nothing moves I get some pretty good rendering but not perfect.
Make: SONY
Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Captured: Sat, 1 Feb 2020 14:27pm


Make: SONY
Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
ISO: 400
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Captured: Sat, 1 Feb 2020 20:43pm


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1 month 2 weeks ago #676247 by [email protected]
Ok after some practice with Helicon Focus, and a cooperative deceased subject,, I got some of my best to date stacked images using a Swebo focus rail.  47 stacked images rendered these....( possibly a Northern Masked Chafer Beetle)



Make: SONY
Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
ISO: 160
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Captured: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 20:16pm
Make: SONY
Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
ISO: 160
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Captured: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 20:08pm


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1 month 2 weeks ago #676398 by Hannah Williams
Nice ones. Will try this one out too. 


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1 month 2 weeks ago #676488 by [email protected]
Thanks.
Yes I really wanted the Photoseiki brand rail , but was told it is no longer being made . This SWEBO is pretty nice. I figure the next ( not too expensive) step is to get a micrometer plate and build myself a rail. Just cant justify the $600 for an electronic one right now.


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