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Old Nov 24, 2008, 10:21 PM   #1
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My fav movies are the Star Wars series and wouldn't you know it, Lego has Star Wars sets. :-)





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Fujifilm F40fd, auto, macro, flash off. No post processing.

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Old Nov 25, 2008, 2:58 PM   #2
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I really like the idea here. Star Wars is one of our favorites also. The shallow DOF is a bit distracting

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Old Nov 25, 2008, 3:42 PM   #3
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Download the free trial version of Helicon Focus and give it a try. It puts shots with different focus together and creates one final shot all in focus.
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I have no manual aperture control on my Fujifilm F40fd camera. I tried to max the zoom which puts the aperture at least f5.1 but it won't autofocus--the challenges of a point and shoot.

How does that Helicon Focus work? How many shots are required?

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It works similar way that Photomatix works creating HDRs. Using a tripod you take 3 or 4 shots using various focus. Then you assemble them in Helicon and it produces the final with the best focus from each of the shots.
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Dr. Spock.

Something you could try with the camera. I'm not sure of all your settings with that model, but try shooting with the landscape setting (this should giver you a smaller f-stop/larger number) then back away from the subject, focus on the closest object then crop for effect. This may help, as the closer you are to the subject the shallower the dof will be no matter what the fstop.

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