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Jonathan Cross

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Auto focus stack
« on: February 09, 2021, 10:23:55 am »

This is my first auto focus stack on my Fuji X-T4.  Manual focus used, near point set just in front of closest point on flowers, far point set just behind furthest point on flowers.  Camera decided to take 26 images, which were then processed from RAW in Helicon Focus.  I shall use it again.

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Re: Auto focus stack
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2021, 10:56:40 am »

Works beautifully.
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Re: Auto focus stack
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2021, 11:04:49 am »

Yeah looks great. That's a nice feature I kind of wish my Pentax cameras had. It's the kind of specialty feature they often like to include.
Maybe one day or maybe I'll have to switch systems...
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Re: Auto focus stack
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2021, 09:18:52 pm »

Great example of focus stacking.  I let the X-T4 do the same thing for some of my landscape photos as well as macros.  I'm a happy camper.
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Re: Auto focus stack
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2021, 12:52:24 am »

For me the single most annoying thing about Sony is the lack of this ability.
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Re: Auto focus stack
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2021, 11:09:43 am »

For me the single most annoying thing about Sony is the lack of this ability.

It seems like a killer feature!
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Re: Auto focus stack
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2021, 11:18:21 am »

It seems like a killer feature!

I don’t need it often and have never felt the urge to use focus stacking for personal work but every now and again, such as tomorrow, I find it useful commercially. Then I am forced to do it manually and stitch together in Helicon. My gear has to do double duty. Work for me with my personal projects and make me a living. In this one area I feel short changed. I suspect I could find others with careful thought but why poke that bear.
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Re: Auto focus stack
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2021, 11:47:44 am »

I don’t need it often and have never felt the urge to use focus stacking for personal work but every now and again, such as tomorrow, I find it useful commercially. Then I am forced to do it manually and stitch together in Helicon. My gear has to do double duty. Work for me with my personal projects and make me a living. In this one area I feel short changed. I suspect I could find others with careful thought but why poke that bear.

I got into doing some near/far long telephoto landscapes last summer that lend themselves well to stacking and I'd like to do more. But it can be a chore both while shooting and in post. So making it a little easier would get me to do it more and the results can look great if it all comes together. I hate when I realize I should have stacked after the fact when I didn't.
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