Cushion

Cushion

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DescriptionHaving seen some insect work from a guy using a microscope to shoot what are presumably dead insects, his website declines to comment, I thought I would try and work out the processing technique. I have done several experiments, some using the 5x lens. This is back onto the 60mm at 1:1 closest ratio. The reason being I can switch on focus stacking and control the sequence. I processed both ways, stacking then using Affinity to mosaic as a panorama, vs creating layer panoramas then focus merging. Both produce very similar results for this image, the stacking first being less labour intensive using automation in Helicon. The output from 15 tiles is a bit bigger, and a bit sharper than the HD mode, so worth pursuing. I really need to be able to reproduce micro focal adjustments with an MF lens to be able to shoot these efficiently at high magnification. Shooting a layer, then adjusting focus means doing the more intensive layering approach. It also seems to not stack so well when you get the layers. The rail I would like, that has a connection to Helicon is as much as a lens though, so not on the immediate shopping list.
ArtistRob Daykin
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Date Time Created2020:08:23 12:57:37
MakeOLYMPUS CORPORATION
Image Width3507
Image Height3507
ModelE-M1MarkIII
Lens Info60mm f/2.8
Lens ModelOLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro
Focal Length60.0 mm
F Number5.6
Aperture5.6
ISO200
Shutter Speed1/40