Focus Stacking

Started Mar 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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KWEnz Regular Member • Posts: 256
Re: Focus Stacking

I don't think it matters too much whichever way you stack your photos.  The following post on www.photomacrography.net provides a good analysis of both methods:

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7298

The writer of the first post, Rik Littlefield, is the developer of Zerene Stacker, probably the most highly regarded stacking software available.

http://zerenesystems.com/cms/home

I am not sure if there is anything available which can automatically adjust lens focus positions by a small amount by rotating the focus ring, but there are a couple of automated stacking rails (and many manual ones) which move the camera a small amount.  The Stackshot rail is an "electronically controlled macro-rail that coordinates the movement of the rail and the triggering of the camera."

http://www.cognisys-inc.com/stackshot/stackshot.php

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