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by Deanimator
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Upgrading the Macro Table 2.0
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Upgrading the Macro Table 2.0

The table is complete. It only requires the camera rig, strobes and monitor to be put back on the table. There's a temporary shelf for the Wemacro control box that will be replaced with a couple of permanent shelves bolted in place when I have time to find a cut a couple to fit. I'll probably post a...
by Deanimator
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Upgrading the Macro Table 2.0
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Upgrading the Macro Table 2.0

The table itself is done and the design for the mounting shelves for the strobes prototyped and proven. When I'm done, the strobes will be adjustable in x, y and z axes. Now I have to move my workbench onto the balcony and cut a bunch of pipe with an angle grinder so that I can assemble the other th...
by Deanimator
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Upgrading the Macro Table 2.0
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Upgrading the Macro Table 2.0

After my move after a fire, my macro rig ended up on my still life table instead of the macro table. This in fact turned out to be an improvement since my new living room floor doesn't sway when I walk on it and the old table was huge. The old table was in the way and preventing me from cleaning up ...
by Deanimator
Sat May 29, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Too much diffusion...
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Too much diffusion...

I'd be thrilled to get the flat image, or even have something as interesting to photograph.
by Deanimator
Mon May 10, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Haze?
Replies: 23
Views: 887

Re: Haze?

A 97 image stack of the tip of a cheap screwdriver that came with the monitor arm.

Configuration was the same with the exception that, per suggestion, I turned off image review on my Canon 80D. No out of focus areas that I can tell.
Web_Cropped_2021-05-10-12.48.16 ZS DMap.jpg
by Deanimator
Thu May 06, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Haze?
Replies: 23
Views: 887

Re: Haze?

To be clear, was the recommendation to turn off displaying the image after the exposure? On the camera screen - Yes, that was one of them. I haven’t tried the Android version. It’s worth monitoring a stack of >50 images to see if this is what’s happening. Dave I'll have to give that a try. I haven'...
by Deanimator
Thu May 06, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Haze?
Replies: 23
Views: 887

Re: Haze?

I did raise the issue with WeMacro and was told:- ——— There are several factors that may make the chances of missing a photo higher, especially with Canon cameras......... 1,Please turn off the liveview on the camera screen while shooting.The switching back and forth of operating modes affects. 2,T...
by Deanimator
Wed May 05, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Haze?
Replies: 23
Views: 887

Re: Haze?

I have seen the same sort of results using WeMacro and WeMacro software on a Canon. It was missing firing the shutter occasionally, sometimes for 3 steps at a time when using live view and quiet mode 2 (EFCS). It didn’t happen if used mechanical shutter with a long exposure and second curtain flash...
by Deanimator
Tue May 04, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Haze?
Replies: 23
Views: 887

Re: Haze?

Perhaps I have misunderstood, but... My understanding is that your first and second stacked results (https://www.photomacrography.net/forum/download/file.php?id=3754 and https://www.photomacrography.net/forum/download/file.php?id=3755) used source images from the same acquisition. That is, you shot...
by Deanimator
Tue May 04, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Haze?
Replies: 23
Views: 887

Re: Haze?

When you say "radical difference", what aspects are you referring to? --Rik The absence of the artifacts seen in the previous image. It's a much better stack/image, albeit with far fewer images in the stack. On the previous image, the only way I can imagine there being missing images would be if th...
by Deanimator
Mon May 03, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Haze?
Replies: 23
Views: 887

Re: Haze?

Did you try the "play like a filmstrip" method for investigating the first run? Each gap in focus coverage would have appeared as a sudden jump in what was focused, as you skipped over the gap. Yes, that's what made me wonder if I was starting the sequence of exposures too soon and ending it too la...
by Deanimator
Mon May 03, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Haze?
Replies: 23
Views: 887

Re: Haze?

I singled out a lone coffee ground, keeping the start and end points much more in focus:
Web_Shrunk_2021-05-03-21.10.30 ZS PMax.jpg
by Deanimator
Mon May 03, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Haze?
Replies: 23
Views: 887

Re: Haze?

PMax is relentless about preserving focused detail, so the intermittently-blurred appearance of that bright fiber is very odd. Could some of the artifacts be caused by including too many out of focus images? I reran the stack, excluding the most out of focus images. The right side seems sharper to ...
by Deanimator
Mon May 03, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Haze?
Replies: 23
Views: 887

Re: Haze?

Scarodactyl wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 1:14 pm
Is this a stack? It looks like a layer missed focus.
PMax stack of 170 images processed with Zerene, 30micron steps.
by Deanimator
Mon May 03, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Haze?
Replies: 23
Views: 887

Haze?

In the below image (unused coffee grounds), I notice some haze in the upper portion. Any clues on the cause? Canon 80D Pentax(?) M42 bellows Amscope 4x finite objective 3 Flashpoint 300 studio strobes Wemacro diffusion disk as shown in the post-fire rig thread in the equipment forum PMax stack of 17...