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by orac
12.03.2015 18:57
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Did i ask too much?
Replies: 5
Views: 4438

Re: Did i ask too much?

OK I will have a look when I get some more time, in the mean while I ran the stack with a lot more depth last night (26mm in total giving 336 shots), still at F3.5. It does seem better this time around. even though the subject was lit using a ring light mounted to the lens I still got variation in b...
by orac
11.03.2015 15:16
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Remote focusing, mirror lockup
Replies: 33
Views: 27762

Re: Remote focusing, mirror lockup

this is an interesting subject, using my macro rail which controls the camera shutter (through a hacked cheapo wired remote) instead of calling commands on the camera I am able to use pretty much what ever setting a care to use, mirror up, live view, normal single shot, with settable settle time to ...
by orac
11.03.2015 13:46
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Did i ask too much?
Replies: 5
Views: 4438

Re: Did i ask too much?

I did have a closer look at the images myself and found that the images of the front where not very sharp for some reason. I re-ran the stack for a better result but still not perfect (270 over 18mm this time), I may have need to add an extra 1mm of depth to the shot I will upload the images for thi...
by orac
08.03.2015 15:39
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Did i ask too much?
Replies: 5
Views: 4438

Did i ask too much?

I think I have asked a little too much this time but would like some thoughts on the situation I was out for a walk the other day when I came across this skeletonised seed pod blew into my path, so I picked it up wondered home. 232 shots, nikkor AF-S 40 2.8G @ f3.5, 1/320s ISO 100, Nikon D7100. over...
by orac
11.09.2014 14:02
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Mirros and reflections
Replies: 2
Views: 3741

Re: Mirros and reflections

didn't think of that, I only have the lite version as I cant justify spending on the full version at this point in time, the lite version which as far as I understand does not include a retouch without adding a water mark. this image was processed with method C, most of my stack are due to normally ...
by orac
10.09.2014 10:36
Forum: Shooting
Topic: Focussing stack using Microscope ?
Replies: 7
Views: 10338

Re: Focussing stack using Microscope ?

I know this is an old thread, but I was wondering if the system you posted can deal with backlash with in the drive system, or does helicon deal with that? Also, stepper motors do miss steps, specially under micro stepped conditions. The step accuracies are equal to the quality of the driver and mot...
by orac
10.09.2014 06:41
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Still Hanging
Replies: 3
Views: 4086

Re: Still Hanging

I sometimes get helicon focus has crashed thing every so often, its a pain when you are half way through a 200 image stack that takes over an hour to process.

is you machine over clocked?
by orac
07.09.2014 14:27
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Mirros and reflections
Replies: 2
Views: 3741

Mirros and reflections

I was thinking about reflections the day, while we all understand that a camera can capture a reflection from a mirror, I also found that mirror seem to maintain DoF too. This shot I struggled with dust on the mirror (did some cleaning in PSE after) and there seem to be some and some soft focus in a...
by orac
07.09.2014 00:48
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Brigthness changes
Replies: 14
Views: 8664

Re: Brigthness changes

lovely job, using the Nikon codec seems to take a bit longer but there is no alteration in the brightness/contrast which I was were after.
by orac
04.09.2014 11:14
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Brigthness changes
Replies: 14
Views: 8664

Re: Brigthness changes

I have downloaded and installed the Nikon codec which seem to work lovely. Is there a way to set it as default, I can't see anything along those lines but I am most likely missing it.
by orac
02.09.2014 19:02
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Brigthness changes
Replies: 14
Views: 8664

Re: Brigthness changes

The resolved it, thanks stas
by orac
31.08.2014 12:33
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Brigthness changes
Replies: 14
Views: 8664

Re: Brigthness changes

Sorry for the delay, I had a hectic work schedule and needed to install new drives and a clean install of W7 before I could have a look.

I don't seem to have the button in question. I don't know if it make any difference but I have only purchased the basic option due to funds and the current time
by orac
15.08.2014 12:34
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Brigthness changes
Replies: 14
Views: 8664

Re: Brigthness changes

I Dont have LR, but but PSE.

I will remove that link when i get some time and see if the button appears. I currently only hvae the add, remove and the little gear thinging which does not show and RAW info outside of the meta data
by orac
14.08.2014 12:44
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Brigthness changes
Replies: 14
Views: 8664

Re: Brigthness changes

Would i be correct in assuming that is Edit>Prefrences>Intergration

Currently showing
Plugin path: C:\Users\Orac\Application Data\Adobe\Lightroom\Modules\HeliconFocus.lrplugin

any suggested location for obtaining different ones
by orac
13.08.2014 10:46
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Brigthness changes
Replies: 14
Views: 8664

Re: Brigthness changes

The raw files are nearly 1GB in size and would take a small eternity to upload from my rural connectiong that normally does not exceed 4mb/s. Converting to tiff, or jpeg seem to stop the exposure alterations so will either just shoot jpeg or convert. until next week whem i can leave my system runnin...