Macro Focus Stacking

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
rgolub Senior Member • Posts: 2,061
Re: Macro Focus Stacking

You ought to download Helicon Focus as a trial and play with it.  If you're serious about focus stacking (warning:  don't go there - too many expensive trinkets to obtain to get that final 15%) you'll find you have much more control over the process in terms of changing parameters to deal with the annoying edge blurring and ghosting.

It's also faster and easier to use although focus stacking isn't exactly something you have to rush to finish and get out the door.  I find it invaluable for adding and subtracting images in order to get exactly what I want.  The real advantage to focus stacking is that you can control in focus and oof behavior to an incredible degree.

Original 7 image stack reduced to three in HF.  D800, 200 f/4

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