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Old Jul 8, 2008, 5:43 PM   #1
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Playing around a bit with combining multiple shots with different focus, after having found helicon focus.
Really like the results of this program so wanted to share two of the shots.

Sorry for the big sizes.

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First one (don't know its name)

Taken with a Pentax K20D + Kiron 105mm. Combination of 12 shots.
  • Exposure: 0.5 sec (1/2)Aperture: f/8 Focal Length: 100 mm ISO Speed: 200Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV Flash: Flash did not fire
Large size available at flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhermans/2649883762 (3254 x 3254)



Second one is a hibiscus.
Taken with a Pentax K20D + Kiron 105mm, combination of 13 shots
  • Exposure: 0.125 sec (1/8 ) Aperture: f/8 Focal Length: 100 mm ISO Speed: 200 Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV Flash: Flash did not fire
Large size available at flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhermans/2644937437 (4859 x 3290)


or the same flower at a bit more distance

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Wow Ronny, those are great! I had read an article about the software and wondered how well it really worked, apparently it works very well indeed. Do you use the software as a plug in or stand alone?

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I read about it too and your results are amazing with unlimited DOF.

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These are really outstanding! I read about the software, but just assumed it would be beyond my means at the moment. With results like these, it's well worth whatever it costs!
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Wow Ronny, those are great! I had read an article about the software and wondered how well it really worked, apparently it works very well indeed. Do you use the software as a plug in or stand alone?

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Tim,

it's a standalone program, and for the things I've done so far incredible easy to use.
Just select a set of raw images (dng) and let it do it's job.
You can save the result as a tif or photoshop image as 16bits image, or jpg.

If you want to try it just go to the site and download it, the first month it's fully functional and ... free http://www.heliconsoft.com/heliconfocus.html

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I read about it too and your results are amazing with unlimited DOF.

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Thanks Tom,

The only problem with unlimited DOF is that you seem to flatten the image,
next try's are with insects, only hope they keep still:G

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These are really outstanding! I read about the software, but just assumed it would be beyond my means at the moment. With results like these, it's well worth whatever it costs!
Harriet,

No problem about the price for the first month, (it' free then)
For the lite version (the one I'm using) it's 30$ for 1 year, or 115$ unlimited licence + upgrades.

At least it is worth trying it out.

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Interesting software provenance.
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rhermans wrote:
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I read about it too and your results are amazing with unlimited DOF.

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Thanks Tom,

The only problem with unlimited DOF is that you seem to flatten the image,
next try's are with insects, only hope they keep still:G

Ronny
Not sure of the insect technique, but LordV seems to make a real good job focus -stacking his insects.


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