Stacking anomoly

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Stacking anomoly

Post by Earlyman1953 » 15.07.2018 16:49

Please look at the attached image. It is a stack of 75 images using the "C" rendering method. (It gave the best results of the three methods). Notice the hairs at the top of the head in between the eyes. Why are they blurred? The individual images show all of the hairs to be in focus. I tried two stacks, one with 75 images and another with 150 images, both with the same results. Does the magnification have anything to do with it? This image was shot at 3X. I shot this same insect at 1X and the were not out of focus areas.
Canon 5D II with MP-E 65m
2018-07-15 10-35-45 (C).jpg
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Re: Stacking anomoly

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 17.07.2018 16:32

Please upload your stack to our server as described at
If you are user of GoogleDrive, DropBox, OneDrive or other cloud service, you can upload your files there and send us a link.

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Re: Stacking anomoly

Post by Falk Lumo » 23.01.2019 04:02

Hi, there are several such threads here in the forum, regarding stacking imperfections.

As they are quite common depending on the circumstances, it would be very helpful if we could learn from these case studies.

However, you ask to upload the example to your server and then never report back about your findings. I find this rather frustrating.

In particular, I‘d like to learn if increasing #images in a stack is a safe method to increase quality?

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