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Focus Bracketing with Lightroom 6

Can it be done, or do have to FB is photoshop??
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Re: Focus Bracketing with Lightroom 6

It can't be done in Lightroom. I've done it in Photoshop but needed to Google the technique to discover how to. It's not as good, by a long mile, as Helicon though. Helicon isn't free but I think if you do a lot of stacking it's definitely worth the money. You can download and use free for a trial period.

Best free option is probably Picolay.
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Re: Focus Bracketing with Lightroom 6

Exactly as Paul said, Helicon is definitely worth it if you intend to do a lot of stacking.

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Re: Focus Bracketing with Lightroom 6

Of course with Olympus lens, I can do it in the camera. But with the Panasonic lens, I have to bracket with outside software.

Thanks both, I may or may not us it much, but after last weeks miss on the first butterfly of the year, I may well give it a go.

Also seen the first swallows at the w/e.................
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Re: Focus Bracketing with Lightroom 6

You use the term bracketing but do you mean focus stacking?
I always thought the bracketing part was done by camera controlling the lens. Where stacking is done on a number of shots taken at slightly different focus distances.

Photoshop is very good at stacking and the upcoming challenger is serif affinity photo.

If you want to take a sequence of shots at different focus distances then you have to use the Oly pro lenses
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Re: Focus Bracketing with Lightroom 6

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You use the term bracketing but do you mean focus stacking?
I always thought the bracketing part was done by camera controlling the lens. Where stacking is done on a number of shots taken at slightly different focus distances.

Photoshop is very good at stacking and the upcoming challenger is serif affinity photo.

If you want to take a sequence of shots at different focus distances then you have to use the Oly pro lenses
Yes Stacking is what I mean I think..........

Em1 ii does it and combines the photos in camera with Olympus Lens. With the Panasonic lens, it will produce the to be stacked photos, but not the stacked one...............

Just a follow up from last weeks loss of a butterfly shot. As I mainly use the Panny 100-400mm on wildlife walks, I need to get the stacking methods sorted..........

Thanks Dave, will look up how to do it in Photoshop..........
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Yes Stacking is what I mean I think..........

Em1 ii does it and combines the photos in camera with Olympus Lens. With the Panasonic lens, it will produce the to be stacked photos, but not the stacked one...............

Just a follow up from last weeks loss of a butterfly shot. As I mainly use the Panny 100-400mm on wildlife walks, I need to get the stacking methods sorted..........

Thanks Dave, will look up how to do it in Photoshop..........
I know it's stating the obvious, but the subject needs to be fully static across the sequence of frames. I suspect it would be tricky on a live butterfly.
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Re: Focus Bracketing with Lightroom 6

There are lots of tutorials on YouTube that show how to do it, just choose a presenter you like.

In PS CC there is a script under the File menu dropdown - Scripts - Load Files into Stack. that sets the whole thing up very simply.
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Re: Focus Bracketing with Lightroom 6

I had hoped it might stand still for a moment or two. Hence my original point of whether the OOF on the left wing was wing flutter or just DOF issue.

I did try and move to a square on position, thus surprised the one wing was OOF. But my lens was wide open, so DOF may well have been the main issue...

Thus my thoughts are that I should have tried a focus stack, with the Panasonic lens. Changing lens might have helped but you know wildlife does not hang around for long (usually)..............

Thanks for thoughts...
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Re: Focus Bracketing with Lightroom 6

CombineZP, it's free and works a treat, not on MAC though.

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Thanks Dave, will certainly look at that............
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