And now for something completely different....

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And now for something completely different....

Unread post by peteski » 11.09.2007 12:30

First of all let me say that Helicon Focus is an amazing tool! And the tech support and customer service (Danylo) is also great.

Looking over the forums I see lots of very nice images of various insects. But I use Helicon Focus for another purpose. I build and photograph miniature models.

Here are some of my initial experiments with Helicon Focus. Using it I discovered a limitation of my camera (Nikon Coolpix 8700). It focuses using a stepper motor. At extreme closeups the focus steps are quite large. So even with the smallest apperture I end up with areas which are slightly out of focus after combining the images. But to me this is still so much better than a photo with a just single focal point.

Here is one of my models. Due to my camera's limitation I use a stack of only 5 images.

One image is attached. Other (larger) image are viewable at:

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Unread post by mireille » 12.09.2007 01:41

You did very good! :wink:
''Photographier c'est peindre avec la lumière''

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