what I have is a 150mm macro lens, 3 extension tubes (+/- 50mm) a macro rail and a canon dslr!
Until now I did macro stacks with eos utility, LR5 and PS5
I put my subject on a table/ leaf/stick, position the camera on a tripod with macrorail more or less in focal range and than focus one with the rail to get a proper mid-focus on the object. Now I use the canon software to remote control focus and shutter actuation.I go into lupe view and focus on 200%take the shots, Import with LR. than EDIT in PS "open as layers, >auto align, > auto blend layers and flatten. This pic was over 6GB large, but the results is at best, OK
As the picture shows, the eyes are not clear and crisp and the whole pic is sort of soft! This picture is stacked from 72 single raw files, the fly is about 6mm and the pic is not cropped! Nearly brought my MBA down )-:
My question and the problem I see is now. How can I get a 100% in focus and sharp picture? If I move the camera or the subject on the rail, how do I know the amount of movement I need and how can I control 0,5mm. Also The camera would shake to much if I had to move on the rail wheel.
Any Ideas tips.