Diamonds are ... not a photographer's best friend! ;-)

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OP philzucker Veteran Member • Posts: 9,210
Re: Diamonds are ... not a photographer's best friend! ;-)

MightyMike wrote:

I appreciate you put the effort in, now here is a thought I don't usually care for but that could help. Unless you're printing big, why not drop down to 0.25x magnification, get the extra depth and settle for a lower resolution image? Either that or focus stack.

Hi, Mike!

Thanks very much for looking and for your suggestion!

The post was more about the difficulty of *lighting* the gem; I was satisfied with the DOF, and I was going for some really fine detail, so I was looking for that kind of resolution - and these are crops! I was prepared to do some focus stacking (camera was on a macro rail) but didn't saw the need for it after all.

But I'll keep your advice in mind for the next time I want some extra DOF and am willing to loose some resolution.


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