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by MikeCT
31.05.2019 11:24
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: WeMacro Rail - Nikon D500 - MAC
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: WeMacro Rail - Nikon D500 - MAC

I use a D500 with Remote, and there is no problem controlling all parameters (f stop, ISO, time) from the app in real time. All other functions can be modified under the Preferences menu.
by MikeCT
01.05.2019 01:50
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Fine details
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: Fine details

Milkweed is one of my favorites
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by MikeCT
22.04.2019 17:15
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Focus Stacking with 3 subjects in image
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: Focus Stacking with 3 subjects in image

I usually start earlier than the first focused image and continue past the last. That way I am sure the entire object will be covered. You can omit the extremes later in the stacking process.
by MikeCT
15.04.2019 19:57
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Not changing focus
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Not changing focus

The problem is resolved. I use an AC adaptor, instead of a battery, so the camera can shoot all day. It seems the transformer was having problems: it provided just enough power to run the camera, but not enough to operate the focussing system. Replacing the transformer has taken care of the issue.
by MikeCT
14.04.2019 19:51
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: My first try was useless
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: My first try was useless

I’m not sure what you feel is missing. Everything seems in focus.
by MikeCT
14.04.2019 19:37
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Not changing focus
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Not changing focus

When shooting a stack the program no longer moves the focus point, but takes all pictures at the same plane. Setting up looks normal, using the arrows to set the start and end point work normally. Just to be sure I have tried on both Manual and Auto focus, with the same result. Everything was workin...
by MikeCT
27.06.2018 17:19
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Stacking HDR series
Replies: 6
Views: 3338

Re: Stacking HDR series

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I feel foolish: I had used this to batch process a time series, I just never looked at the other options. Works like a charm. The attached is from 3 levels of exposure, 60 shots in each stacked then merged into HDR. The actual size of the flower is ~1/4" across. The full file is 72MB
by MikeCT
26.06.2018 16:19
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Stacking HDR series
Replies: 6
Views: 3338

Re: Stacking HDR series

Hi

I saw the thread, and tried to contact you, but it was locked. I will give it a try.

Thanks
by MikeCT
22.06.2018 20:41
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Stacking HDR series
Replies: 6
Views: 3338

Stacking HDR series

Remote allows you to take several shots at different exposures for each step in a stacking sequence. Is there a way for Focus to detect this and stack all the +1EV shots, then all the 0Ev, followed by the -1EV?
by MikeCT
27.04.2018 00:59
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Light Variation During Stacking
Replies: 6
Views: 3067

Re: Light Variation During Stacking

I described exactly this problem last week, seeing in Remote. Also using a Nikon, but with LED lighting. Exposure bracketing was NOT on. The reply was “Helicon Remote does not manipulate live view image, except for the case of "Live view brightness increase" option enabled in the settings. So, whate...
by MikeCT
26.04.2018 20:49
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Radius and Smoothing in method C
Replies: 1
Views: 1841

Radius and Smoothing in method C

Didnt method C allow adjusting these parameters in the past? Is there a reason these options are in A and B but not C?
by MikeCT
11.04.2018 17:41
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Two new Remote problems
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

Two new Remote problems

I am using the current version of Remote on a MacBook Air, running High Sierra, and have two problems. I am working with a Nikon 7100 with a Nikon 105 Macro lens. Lighting is from constant illumination LEDs. First problem. During a shoot, the images cycle from bright to dark every 5-6 shots. The dif...
by MikeCT
27.03.2018 02:39
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Stackshot 3D
Replies: 1
Views: 1137

Stackshot 3D

Any word on a version of Remote that can control all three axes on Stackshot 3D?
by MikeCT
27.03.2018 02:25
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Helicon Focus Macro in the field recommened set up
Replies: 2
Views: 2533

Re: Helicon Focus Macro in the field recommened set up

I use a laptop along with a collapsible chair that has a swing-out platform to rest it on. I also use a long connector so I can sit some distance from the camera. That way I can often find shade for the screen, or at least a better angle. If all else fails a sheet to drape over me and the laptop sto...
by MikeCT
13.03.2018 01:25
Forum: Shooting
Topic: The usual newbie question... plus an hint from me about illumination
Replies: 2
Views: 4217

Re: The usual newbie question... plus an hint from me about illumination

I would recommend method C. I have had similar problems with some of the very hairy caterpillars