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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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Interesting article on focus stacking

http://www.mirrorlessons.com/2015/09...om-d-e-m10-ii/

Can't wait for the new firmware!!
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Re: Interesting article on focus stacking

Good link thanks. There are defo advantages ive just started to get into macro so this is a tad advanced for me at the mo but can see the potential for sure.
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Re: Interesting article on focus stacking

certain raises the bar a lot for the close-up macro photographers
I might just have to look a bit more at that little 60mm Sigma and tubes
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Re: Interesting article on focus stacking

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certain raises the bar a lot for the close-up macro photographers
I might just have to look a bit more at that little 60mm Sigma and tubes
The article is about Focus Bracketing (out of camera) not Focus Stacking (in camera)

Is the Sigma compatible, the Oly release says.......For Focus Stacking.

The following 3 lenses are compatible: M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 Macro, M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO, and M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO.

FB is a different matter any lens will work.
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Re: Interesting article on focus stacking

I will do a lot of asking before I comment to a lens
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The article is about Focus Bracketing (out of camera) not Focus Stacking (in camera)

Is the Sigma compatible, the Oly release says.......For Focus Stacking.

The following 3 lenses are compatible: M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 Macro, M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO, and M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO.

FB is a different matter any lens will work.
The only difference between focus stacking and focus bracketing is that with the former the images are combined in camera. Personally I'd prefer to stack afterwards because then I have more control over the process.

In both cases, the trick is using electronic shutter plus the camera driving the lens's focus mechanism in small increments. If Oly say that they only support those three lenses, then I'd be prepared to believe them! I doubt 3rd party lenses will work. Pity since I use my Panasonic 12-35 a lot for landscapes and focus bracketing would be useful for that. I may have to swap it for the 12-40.
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Re: Interesting article on focus stacking

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I might just have to look a bit more at that little 60mm Sigma and tubes
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I will do a lot of asking before I comment to a lens
If you are looking for the Olympus 60mm macro lens then this place has one of the cheapest prices for it. Maybe a cash back promotion will come again later this year.

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Re: Interesting article on focus stacking

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The article is about Focus Bracketing (out of camera) not Focus Stacking (in camera)
The article is about a forthcoming firmware update and the first line clearly says that for the E-M1 only it will provide in camera focus stacking.
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Re: Interesting article on focus stacking

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Oly say that they only support those three lenses,
yep; all the expensive ones; which is fair enough. the 3rd parties will be working to make lenses to match, but OLY might have it all locked up

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If you are looking for the Olympus 60mm macro lens then this place has one of the cheapest prices for it. Maybe a cash back promotion will come again later this year.

Thanks for the link; not sure I need a macro lens; but I do need something . Maybe a sensibly priced used 12-40.
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