Having trouble with focus bracketing and XT3 :-(

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G3_4_ME Regular Member • Posts: 263
Re: Having trouble with focus bracketing and XT3 :-(

I just started with this a couple of weeks ago to help my son capture some pictures of charcuterie boards that he's creating for marketing purposes.

Unfortunately, I don't have a macro lens, so I'm using the Mighty 16 as it's my most closely focusing lens.  I've found that 5 steps and higher frames worked best - the one below was using 90 images.  My aperture was just over f2, electronic shutter I'm struggling with lighting and just bought a "Pixel G1s RGB" video light which should help.  Lots of trial and error and no concrete guidelines on how to use it.  At least that I could find.

Stacking is fiddly.  Especially when trying to identify the files associated with stacks within a large list.  I tried using LR/PS, but found it fiddly too - Helicon is very easy to use.

Here are a couple of URLs that helped me get started:  here , here , here

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