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focus bracketing/ staking

who has used the focus stacking and bracketing in the EM1? Must admit I haven't . Haven't really thought about
Your thoughts about it?
Program used to stack (??) the files
how many files do feel are required

In the mean time I better do a refresher read up
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Re: focus bracketing/ staking

Hi Ian,

Is this thread of any interest?

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=40891
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Re: focus bracketing/ staking

Thanks for the link have still to try this.
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Re: focus bracketing/ staking

I watched this video a couple of times before trying it:


And found this article on the mirror lessons website:

http://www.mirrorlessons.com/2015/11...ocus-stacking/

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Re: focus bracketing/ staking

thanks skids and MrsT; project for tomorrow
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Re: focus bracketing/ staking

should be in help me to improve I guess so don't hold back with your thoughts

getting it sorted; but I did have a bugga of time yesterday turning stacking on and making adjustments

these are from this morning in the backyard; all hand held


in-camera stack of 9 files>> pretty in 'auto'; hand held 1/250 F8 36mm (24- 80 mm oly lens

stacking test
by Ian Browne, on Flickr

photo part of a standard

stacking test
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top part of the stacked file. Camera has crop the file due to my movement

stacking test
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I have cropped this to match the stacked file. Note to me: leave extra space

stacking test standard file
by Ian Browne, on Flickr


stacking test_ stacked file
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I'm quite sure better files can be captured with in camera stacking but the best result will come from PP stacking; but that needs another damn program!

big difference in colours off the card (have not adjusted colour but have edited files together.
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Re: focus bracketing/ staking

Try Picolay for stacking. It's free and works very well.
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thanks Paul; haven't heard of that one
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Re: focus bracketing/ staking

I have done photo stacking but I dont see me doing much in camera.

I will give it go at some time I am sure.
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Re: focus bracketing/ staking

like a lot of bells and whistles stuff in cameras Alf; we (the more experienced) will not use them much or need them much IMO. However with that said I can see some uses for in the camera stacks although the small under 3 mg jpg files means exposures/colours need to be as close to spot on as possible.
Focus bracketing will have more appeal for the more serious and not just for macro/close-up but for landscapes as well, especially those where a longer lens is used. One would have to question if it would be better to use one click at a small aperture or use X clicks at a wider aperture. I will leave that for the "experts" to sort out and answer.

the oly way has to be better than doing the focusing manually or on a slider; especially for 999 click lol
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