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Old May 16, 2010, 5:53 AM   #1
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thanks to some earlier threads on stacking macros I learnt of CombineZP
and being free I thought I would download it and give it a try
I read a tutorial on it and found it fairly easy to use
(not that i went to deep into it)
and this is the result of stacking 8 images
using my old manual f1.7 50mm (i think it was f5.6 or
f8)
and mounted on a tripod


just as a reference this is one shot at f22

a dead beetle was the easiest subject
sorry
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Old May 16, 2010, 7:51 AM   #2
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Very interesting! The results you got here are excellent, and it did give you better results than what you got with the f22. May have to check that out as CS4 doesn't always give you the results you want, at least I've had some inconsistencies when using it for flowers.
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Great result John

I'll have to take a look at that program again.

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Really nice John ! I just can't figure out why it's legs are up in the air
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looks really nice John. thanks for sharing your find with us.
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In looking around about this program (and a couple of other stacking programs), someone made the comment that the order of the pictures has an effect. I wonder if my inconsistent results with CS4 is that I sometimes go review the series, pick up that I missed some part, and then go back to capture it. I've never been particularly careful with how I stack them. I wonder if that's why my results are inconsistent - I'm going to have to play with this more. Thanks for bringing this up.
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Looks good John.
Now go out and get a live subject and do it like a real man!
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In looking around about this program (and a couple of other stacking programs), someone made the comment that the order of the pictures has an effect. I wonder if my inconsistent results with CS4 is that I sometimes go review the series, pick up that I missed some part, and then go back to capture it. I've never been particularly careful with how I stack them. I wonder if that's why my results are inconsistent - I'm going to have to play with this more. Thanks for bringing this up.
I have read that it's more effective if you stack from back to front. The order it critical too.
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i was pleasantly surpised with the results
i took the photos from front to back and loaded them into the program in that order
i used the "quick" method, i tried the "exact" method but it took way to long to do and i gave up
then i did the "stacK"
it was that easy

why are its legs uo in the air, its happy??
as for live ones, i cant find any, we are two weeks away from winter, i am guessing the bugs with a life are heading to the tropics

thanks every one for taking a look and commenting
i will try to get something a bit more exciting next time
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