citizenlouie: It does work for landscape orientation photos, but doesn't work too well for portrait orientation photos. Still, it's a nice upgrade. My photos are meant to be viewed super size, and I appreciate Flickr makes my photos look better now.
I just wish in the photostream view will be upgraded to "justified view."
I noticed you had to scroll to view verticals. I believe they have fixed this today.
brliv: I shoot large stacks. But I can't imagine how to set up for a macro stack of an insect. Sometimes my stacks are 100 or more files and takes quite an effort to set up, time consuming... How do you keep these buggers absolutely still for 20 minutes or even longer without killing them?
They are impressive images. I'd still like to know how one can "freeze" the bug without killing or maiming it
I shoot large stacks. But I can't imagine how to set up for a macro stack of an insect. Sometimes my stacks are 100 or more files and takes quite an effort to set up, time consuming... How do you keep these buggers absolutely still for 20 minutes or even longer without killing them?
IcyVeins: The problem most people have with too-shallow depth of field is not easy to fix - they actually think it looks GOOD. Way too many people who post images on here seem to think that using very shallow depth of field makes their images look "professional" and most of the time they're dead wrong.
And how would a Lensbaby achieve increase in DOF in more than one plane?
Lng0004: I have a question with focus stacking. Do I have to move the camera accordingly (like on rail) if the lens focuses by extension?
Either way. Results are good both ways, but may differ in appearance. If you have a lens with a long focus throw, you can achieve results with either method. A lens with short throw needs a rail.
lajka: Yeah, focus staking is the solution. Hej, big industry, macroshoters are waiting for the camera that has focusbracketing where you can define- DOF according to lens used (from 1mm to whatever), number of shots taken and the FPS (10 or higher.
A fine focus stack is not really an automated procedure.
StephaneBr: Played with that a few years back.Stacking software has serious limitations due to the fact that an objects is larger on the sensor when out of focus, leaving a lot of blur around the pulled in focus details.I came with some good results by hand but with a lot of time:http://www.thefrenchguy.com/gallery/RoachXL.html
Try Zerene Stacker. I believe there's a free trial version.
kkardster: Do you see the Lytro-style multi-focus camera making its place in macro soon? Not only could this help solve DOF issues but could offer 3-D macro shooting as well.
I've studied the results. The resolution is still primitive.
gluino: About focus stacking, do any post processing software do alignment for camera movement / subject movement?
Are there any cameras that automatically fire off focus-bracketed shots? CHDK on supported Canon models? But what about cameras with better IQ? Any ILC's and DSLRs offer configurable focus bracketing??
A lot of artifacts in PS, and one can't edit very well. Also a loss of image. Zerene Stacker is the best software for the job.
mikesee: Stacking is neat. But it is not photography.
Not, Eh? Actually, it's been used in scientific application for years, in microphotography. Oh Yeah, a division of photography.