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by Deanimator
Sat May 29, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Too much diffusion...
Replies: 4
Views: 347

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: 878

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: 878

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: 878

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: 878

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: 878

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: 878

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: 878

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: 878

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: 878

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: 878

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: 878

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...
by Deanimator
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Paperclip
Replies: 0
Views: 290

Paperclip

Experimenting with strobe power and sync speeds:
by Deanimator
Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Personal parasite.
Replies: 14
Views: 2062

Re: Personal parasite.

micro_pix wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:45 am
Deanimator wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:16 pm

I'm lucky I missed all of that.

Good luck.
Thanks! Great to see you have your gear set up and working again after your very traumatic year!

Dave
I'm astonished at how quickly I got the diffusion working properly.
by Deanimator
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Personal parasite.
Replies: 14
Views: 2062

Re: Personal parasite.

It was about three days after my walk that I noticed this tick. It’s now a week later and I had the violent shivers last night and neck and head pain this morning. The doc suspects Lyme disease so a blood test in the morning and 3 weeks antibiotics!! Dave I'm lucky I missed all of that. Good luck.