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
#1. "RE: Focus stacking w/ elements?" | In response to Reply # 0rb4good Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sun 28-Apr-13 06:35 PM
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.
#3. "RE: Focus stacking w/ elements?" | In response to Reply # 0
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.