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    Tiny Format Image Stacking

    Since my new NIKON Z can shoot up to 300 stacking images, I am going to try to learn this

    The camera only shoots, Photoshop is necessary, which also means any image size may work too!

    Here is Photoshop Image Stacks instructions

    and Z fc, Instructions for shooting stacks

    I also just looked at the heavily redacted last thread on stacking

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    Re: Tiny Format Image Stacking

    There are other stacking programs, PS isn't the only one. The museum photo lab I use has Nikon DSLRs, Nikon Capture Pro 2 and Helicon stacker.

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    Re: Tiny Format Image Stacking

    Good to know, but I don't use them yet

    Any advantages I should know of?

    Years ago Nikon Capture Pro seemed terrible

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    There are other stacking programs, PS isn't the only one. The museum photo lab I use has Nikon DSLRs, Nikon Capture Pro 2 and Helicon stacker.

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    Re: Tiny Format Image Stacking

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    There are other stacking programs, PS isn't the only one....
    The two dedicated programs that I've seen mentioned most frequently by hard-core users are Helicon Focus and Zerene Stacker.

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    Re: Tiny Format Image Stacking

    Thanks Oren

    I looked at them, Helicon is over the top, unlimited images in stack!

    One step at a time, meaning use what I have now



    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    The two dedicated programs that I've seen mentioned most frequently by hard-core users are Helicon Focus and Zerene Stacker.

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    Re: Tiny Format Image Stacking

    Stacking seems like a lot of work. What is the big advantage of stacking?

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    Re: Tiny Format Image Stacking

    Sharp DOF beyonding

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    Re: Tiny Format Image Stacking

    Mr. Can I'm very curious about how your Nikon Z is set up for this. Maybe you set the near-to-far parameters along with a given aperture value and the camera takes it from there - with a single press of the shutter button? Three hundred stacks in for a single image? Like...a fly's eye occupying a third of the foreground...maybe with a receding field of flowers leading to a mountain range, all in "perfect" focus - something like that? Hmmm...or maybe that fly has just landed on a woman's big toe? Am suddenly just a little intrigued by all this! (then again...what if that fly decides, during the sequence...that it's had enough and leaves?)

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    Re: Tiny Format Image Stacking

    Quote Originally Posted by Timmyjoe View Post
    Stacking seems like a lot of work. What is the big advantage of stacking?

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    How I Focus Stack


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    Re: Tiny Format Image Stacking

    Quote Originally Posted by r.e. View Post
    How I Focus Stack

    Making the original images before they were stacked (go to 4:40):

    Last edited by r.e.; 20-Dec-2021 at 11:09.

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