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£1 Coin. Focus Stacked
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1p Coin Focus Stacked
tomoswald wrote:I've tried focus stacking and it's very tricky to do properly, these images are all excellent tony
Thanks for your comments Tom, much appreciated. I think patience is the virtue here with focus stacking, which fortunately I have a lot of. These coins were I think my 3rd try at focus stacking and are certainly my best attempt so far. I enjoyed doing it and will certainly be sharing some more attempts on CAS.
I think the trick with stacking is to keep the overlap tight between the focus points. Which I didn't have close enough on my first attempts on these Crocus's. Also the first attempts were at F2.8 which was possibly a bit too shallow depth of field. The coins I did at F8, which worked out better with a slightly deeper depth of field.
roanephoto wrote:Hi Tony, the 20p and 50p Coins Focus Stacked image really shows how focus stacking works, because both the coins are in focus which would be near impossible using normal focusing technique.
Thanks for your comments, they're very much appreciated.
I use back button focusing and focus just in front of it. Then release the focus button and fire the shutter on continuous shooting and very gently rock forward slightly to move my focal plane through the Damselfy. All hand held. Photoshop does the rest