A1 - any hopes for focus bracketing?

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SteveY80 Senior Member • Posts: 1,660
Re: A1 - lower end cameras????

TN Args wrote:

Mike Fewster wrote:

Magnar W wrote:

SafariBob wrote:

My thought is that focus stacking is much more awaited for the lower end series of cameras.

Why would that be? It is much used for high end macro science work? That kind of photography wants all the resolution they can get. And if the are working in the field, high frame rates and fast focus are better. I would think that the A1 should be perfect.

If you are that high end with your macros then you are probably using automated focusing rails and building your images in post. No focus breathing issues and maximum control. I too think it’s an amateur feature and why not just use a CamRanger if you want it. So it’s a “nice to see on the end of an already super-long feature list” feature but should never be escalated to big deal status.

Focus bracketing is probably my favourite camera feature of the last decade and it's something that I use regularly. I don't care if it's "amateur" or not - there are many shots that I simply wouldn't have managed without it.

That gives it "big deal status" for me and the lack of it is the one thing that's stopped me from switching to E-mount.

I've had a look at CamRanger, but for me that kind of kludge doesn't even come close to being a decent substitute for in camera focus bracketing.

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