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not only insects or flowers ...
« on: May 06, 2013, 12:13:09 PM »
An old watch, using a Canon 5d mkII + autobellow + macro 100mm and a combined  multipictures technique   

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not only insects or flowers ...
« on: May 06, 2013, 12:13:09 PM »

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Re: not only insects or flowers ...
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 12:22:15 PM »
and a combined  multipictures technique   

How many shots did you fuse, what original aperture?

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Re: not only insects or flowers ...
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 01:07:52 PM »
The number of shots appears in the picture name, every figure ("21-22-...") number is a single original picture. The depth of field is so short that a lot of pictures have to be taken with a small change in the manual focus and then to be fused.

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Re: not only insects or flowers ...
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 01:10:34 PM »
Sorry, the aperture in general was between f8 and f16-f22

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Re: not only insects or flowers ...
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 01:44:02 PM »
The depth of field is so short that a lot of pictures have to be taken with a small change in the manual focus and then to be fused.

Looks nice, you should really use Magic Lantern Focus Stacking to automate this, and personally for shots like this @f8 (lens peak sharpness) and for 100% crop I have to take 10-20 stacked shots to assemble it w/o out of focus segments.

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Re: not only insects or flowers ...
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 02:07:07 PM »
Thanks, I didn't know that a dedicated Sw exists for this kind of multipictires. But to be honest I really like programming on my PC, even using "assembly", but I wouldn't like to transform my camera in a computer. But, in any case I'll check the software feature.

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Re: not only insects or flowers ...
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 03:19:57 PM »
The depth of field is so short that a lot of pictures have to be taken with a small change in the manual focus and then to be fused.

Looks nice, you should really use Magic Lantern Focus Stacking to automate this, and personally for shots like this @f8 (lens peak sharpness) and for 100% crop I have to take 10-20 stacked shots to assemble it w/o out of focus segments.

Another solution is Breeze DSLR Remote which allows scripting to run software to control increments for focus stacking, but your camera must be tethered to a computer. 
 
That's a feature in Magic Lentern that seems useful to me, but I haven't used ML.
 
I've used combinezm  to process stacks of images, but it hasn't been updated for many years so there may be something better.

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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 03:19:57 PM »

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Re: not only insects or flowers ...
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 03:22:58 PM »
That's a feature in Magic Lentern that seems useful to me, but I haven't used ML.

The big disadvantag of the ml software solution (and manual focusing) in comparison to a macro sledge is that the former has to reconstruct data that isn't there since the size of the image changes when focusing - in some cases this will show, esp. when having a object in the foreground occluding the non-bokeh background. Magic Lantern works great for "simple" shots of a tilted plane like this watch.

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Re: not only insects or flowers ...
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 03:22:58 PM »