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by JPS
12.06.2018 16:12
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: I can't retouch, using HF "lite" !!
Replies: 1
Views: 525

I can't retouch, using HF "lite" !!

Hi ! I bought "Helicon Focus Lite" and just found out the "retouch" function stops working after a few clicks... I got a little window saying that I need to get the PRO version to use this function :shock: !

What's good buying a program which one can't use the basic tools ?

:x
J-P.
by JPS
24.06.2011 15:01
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: 5.2.4 update fail
Replies: 10
Views: 4519

Re: 5.2.4 update fail

Thank you Stas for the good news !

...however... I will let someone else try the "corrected" new version before to download it myself :wink: !

:)
J-P.
by JPS
20.06.2011 15:44
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: 5.2.4 update fail
Replies: 10
Views: 4519

Re: 5.2.4 update fail

..............my experience was that the installation failed, because the older program couldn't delete the files HeliconFocus.exe and (in the direction library) focusmts.dll.......... Thing is, I did delete ALL the files within the Helicon Focus 5.2.4 directory AND of the previous version (it took...
by JPS
15.06.2011 08:10
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: 5.2.4 update fail
Replies: 10
Views: 4519

Re: 5.2.4 update fail

Jumping in to say that I had/have major problems, following the download (on june 14) of the latest 5.2.4 version: I used a previous version for some times (with Vista 32), without any problem, but when I tried to install the 5.2.4, it locked my PC (with the CPU busy at 50 to 100%) and NEVER ended !...
by JPS
04.08.2010 18:57
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Strange cropping by HF !
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

Re: Strange cropping by HF !

If you change the order of the source images and Helicon Focus will not crop the result. But you will see that the edges will contain blurred areas from some of the source files. When you refocus your camera, the framing chages. I think you need to frame when you are focused on the FARTHEST point, ...
by JPS
03.08.2010 15:27
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Strange cropping by HF !
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

Strange cropping by HF !

Hi ! I noticed a strange cropping by Helicon Focus: I took 16 shots of some tools, laid on a white background. The depth of the subjects was 43 cm. (17") and the nearest point of the subject was at 37 cm. (14.5") from the camera. I carefully focussed so that I wouldn't have to crop anything ! I posi...
by JPS
02.03.2010 16:38
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Distance between shots ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3689

Re: Distance between shots ?

Yes, if the program know the total distance and number of shots it can determine the distance between shots ( = (farthest - nearest)/(number of shots-1)) But again, it calculates the distance in focusing steps, not cm. Please send us a printscreen of the interface, that would help me to understand ...
by JPS
01.03.2010 18:17
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Distance between shots ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3689

Re: Distance between shots ?

Thanks for the answer, Stas ! But what I meant was: in the little FOCUS BRACKETING window, after having used the DOF calculator, hence knowing the DOF I need AND after having saved the nearest (or furthest) point (in my example a minimum of 18 centimeters), the program should normally a be able to t...
by JPS
26.02.2010 20:09
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Distance between shots ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3689

Distance between shots ?

Hi ! I'm trying Helicon Remote and I would like to know HOW MUCH each figure in Distance between shots represent in milimeters or centimeters ? I'm using a Nikon D700 with a Tamron SP90 macro set at f/16, and I found that, at a distance (nearest) of 55 cm., with an object of 18 cm. "deep", I needed ...
by JPS
09.10.2008 13:31
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tough job !
Replies: 2
Views: 5352

Tough job !

I had to increase the RADIUS up to 25, while leaving the SMOOTHING to 1 (method B) to get a good job done on this image !

35 shots with Nikon D200 and Tamron SP90 - 1:250 @ f/13 - ISO 100

Cheers,
J-P.
by JPS
04.06.2008 09:23
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: A few images !
Replies: 10
Views: 11027

Hi "guest" !

Pleased to know that you found another way of shooting flowers... Right: it's not as "fair" as shooting them "in the wild", but -at least here in Switzerland- so much more practical :wink: !

Let see YOUR results, then...

Cheers,
J-P.
by JPS
02.06.2008 09:33
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: A few images !
Replies: 10
Views: 11027

Re: JPS' flower shot with strobe

Very impressive flower shots, JPS. Outstanding "glow" to the petals. Is there much post-processing involved with these images, or is it "straight from the camera?" I've been doing similar work... but outside. Even at the crack of dawn there's often a breeze, as gentle as it may be. One tip worth sh...
by JPS
27.05.2008 10:35
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: A few images !
Replies: 10
Views: 11027

Hi ! Not to worry too much... if you're shooting at f/8 (or so), rotating the focussing ring one millimeter at a time will give you more than needed security to get your entire depth of field covered sharply !

Cheers,
J-P.
by JPS
27.05.2008 09:41
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: A few images !
Replies: 10
Views: 11027

Hi ! Thanks for commenting... I tried to use both systems -locked focus and moving camera on rail vs camera still and rotating the focus ring- and choose to keep the camera on tripod and rotate the focus ring ! For the iris, the lighting was a 100W Elinchrom into a 24x24" (60x60 cm.) softbox on the ...
by JPS
26.05.2008 14:28
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: How to best set the camera ?
Replies: 2
Views: 4413

Thanks Tom !

After a few trials, i decided that i got much better results -less ghost images- only rotating the focus ring than moving the whole camera/lens combo on a rail !

Thanks for the tips !

Cheers,
J-P.