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Jamed600 Gold Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2013Sun 28-Apr-13 04:57 PM
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"Focus stacking w/ elements?"


Naperville, US
          

I am interested in starting into macro. Just bought 105 Micro, have TC 2.0 and bought a set of extension tubes. After seeing the 'disposable pie plate' photo by 480 sparky and others I can see that focus stacking is a neat and I am sure challenging process. My question is what software is required to handle this? I currently have and am trying to master photoshop elements 11. A pro that I know says that even CS5 doesn't do an adequate job and recommends Zyrene Stacker. I am a ways from even trying focus stacking and if there is substantial added software cost (and a steep learning curve) I will just file it as something to think about someday. Thanks, Jim B

  

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sun 28-Apr-13 08:35 PM
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James,here is a free program that works quite well and is used by many members in this forum. Good luck and welcome to Nikonians.

http://hadleyweb.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/CZM/News.htm

Rick

  

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Jamed600 Gold Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2013Mon 29-Apr-13 04:12 PM
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Rick, thanks for URL, will try

  

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rpoyner Registered since 23rd Apr 2013Sun 12-May-13 07:36 PM
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Hi James, just adding to previous post ref CombineZM (CZM), I've used this for a couple of years and although doesn't always work well, it does a great job normally. One thing I have found is to use a monopod / tripod where possible as it doesn't always deal with excessive movement between shots. Have fun.

  

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