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Randy S. Tesch
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December 6, 2019 4:12 pm  

I have had my Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 macro for a few years.  It's application has always felt somewhat restricted by the very shallow depth of field at optimum apertures.  After having my Nikon D810 for more than four years, I acquired the Nikon D850 this week.  The D850 is equipped which automatic "focus shifting" to automatically produce any size set of images for "photo stacking".  

I use Capture One, so I downloaded "Helicon Focus Pro" to run some tests using my 105mm Macro.

Attached are my first to practice images - each along with closeup cutouts of the two originals.  Depth of field is no longer an obstacle for my macro lens at f/5.6.

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John Motzi
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December 7, 2019 5:54 pm  

Fantastic - isn't technology great!  (In the hands of a master photographer, that is.....)


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Randy S. Tesch
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December 9, 2019 9:19 am  

Looking for objects to gain practice...

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Randy S. Tesch
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December 12, 2019 3:39 pm  

This time of year, it is nice to find things to photograph in doors also.

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Randy S. Tesch
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December 24, 2019 10:59 am  

One more test shot of my work space, focus shifting/stacking seven photographs each taken at f/5.6.

Work Space


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John Motzi
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December 24, 2019 12:04 pm  

@rstesch That’s a great workspace!  So neat and tidy!  Do you do astrophotography with that Meade?


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Randy S. Tesch
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December 24, 2019 12:48 pm  

@jmotzi

I did a little astrophotography a long time ago.  I have the attachment to mount any of my Nikon cameras onto it.


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