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by TheDocAUS
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Panasonic Lumix cameras & Post Focus
Replies: 79
Views: 45558

Re: Panasonic Lumix cameras & Post Focus

Thanks for the tip Rik. I will bear that in mind next time I see it happen.
by TheDocAUS
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Panasonic Lumix cameras & Post Focus
Replies: 79
Views: 45558

Re: Panasonic Lumix cameras & Post Focus

I have chosen post focus because it allows me to achieve good shots, quickly in the field. It does come at a cost; the quality is not as good as using a macro rail. Post processing is even more important to maximise image quality. Depending on the subject, I use Helicon Focus and Zerene to image sta...
by TheDocAUS
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Post Focus Stacks with Lumix Gx80
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Re: Post Focus Stacks with Lumix Gx80

Depending on the camera model, some Panasonic cameras give you an option of 4K or 6K video for post focus.
by TheDocAUS
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Post Focus Stacks with Lumix Gx80
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Re: Post Focus Stacks with Lumix Gx80

Thanks for that. I really like post focus in my Panasonic.

There is also a general post focus thread here: http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... 25&t=37904
by TheDocAUS
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Worm With Spider (Caution: not for the squeamish!)
Replies: 21
Views: 40875

Re: Worm With Spider (Caution: not for the squeamish!)

I feel the need to visit the chemist and buy some de-worming tablets. :)
by TheDocAUS
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: SONY AWARD
Replies: 16
Views: 4085

Well done!
by TheDocAUS
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Helicon - export full res file
Replies: 6
Views: 978

If you have LR or C1 you can do some processing of the RAW files before you export to and stack in Helicon. There is a Helicon plug for both LR and C1. C1 guide here: https://www.heliconsoft.com/capture-one-plugin/ Use RAW in DNG out for LR here: https://www.heliconsoft.com/raw-in-dng-out/ IN LR mak...
by TheDocAUS
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Panasonic Lumix cameras & Post Focus
Replies: 79
Views: 45558

I have used the Olympus 60mm macro, Olympus 30mm macro and the Panasonic 45mm macro lens. Apart from the obvious range of each lens differing, they all perform well. The overall process when using Post Focus is very close. I tend to use the Olympus 30mm more as it is 1.25X (2.5X 35 mm equivalent).
by TheDocAUS
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Panasonic Lumix cameras & Post Focus
Replies: 79
Views: 45558

Post Focus is a fully automated process using a specialised 4K or 6K video mode on the camera. There are no precise details on what the camera does, that I have found. I have made 1,000s of Post Focus videos now. I can say this by way of observation (I only use 6K) after you press the shutter: 1. Th...
by TheDocAUS
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Re sizing an image
Replies: 6
Views: 1533

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by TheDocAUS
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Macros from the weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 1709

Excellent.
by TheDocAUS
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: About 3rd Party Batteries
Replies: 5
Views: 1939

Newmowa is another brand to look at. While I have not used the Olympus battery, I have used there Sony FZ100 and Panasonic G9 batteries from Newmowa without issues.

You can often but two batteries, 2 battery cases and a USB charger for a good price on Amazon.
by TheDocAUS
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Field focus stacking
Replies: 6
Views: 3718

There is also a thread on Post Focus and the G9 here: http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... sc&start=0

I will look at your images with interest as you are photographing insects. Most users in that thread are botanical.
by TheDocAUS
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Sony A7R IV without focus bracketing?
Replies: 20
Views: 6456

No Sony A7 series camera (or the A9) has focus stacking. It is not on Sony's radar. But this thread suggests ways to get around that shortcoming: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4314348 Not practical for in field use, my main need. There was a Sony app that allowed 3 images to be stacked - n...
by TheDocAUS
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Sony A7R IV without focus bracketing?
Replies: 20
Views: 6456

No Sony A7 series camera (or the A9) has focus stacking. It is not on Sony's radar.

Video on 16 image pixel shift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwwzM81 ... e=youtu.be