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by FredT
06.06.2007 07:50
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Third try-Caterpillar
Replies: 0
Views: 6200

Third try-Caterpillar

This is a Tomato Hornworm larva at about 3x and 11 images. This has been the most problematic subject. You can see some softness and halos all around the caterpillar. I tried many different combinations of radius and smoothing. This was about the best with radius 15 and smoothing 6. Do I need more i...
by FredT
06.06.2007 07:38
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Second try-Water Boatman
Replies: 1
Views: 5605

Second try-Water Boatman

Here is my second try, this time a 4x close-up of a water boatman. The problems I had here were first, some softness along the bottom where there should have been more hair detail, and second some softness in the lower third of the face. There was one image where this was very sharp, so I tried to u...
by FredT
06.06.2007 06:45
Forum: Helicon Focus: Micro
Topic: First try....!
Replies: 3
Views: 10426

What a fascinating bee that is! Any idea what kind?

On the technical side, the image looks nice and sharp, but there is some haloing around the antenna. I am having quite a bit of trouble with that. What radius and smoothing did you use, and how many images were there?
by FredT
01.06.2007 18:30
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Water Strider-First try, need help
Replies: 3
Views: 7218

Thanks Dan and Inge. I've tried a couple more since, and so far this is the best. I think maybe I'm using too many images and not enough control over stability of my setup. I've run through trying radius from 2 to 8 and smoothing 2 o 6. Best results seem to be something like 4 to 6 radius with 4 smo...
by FredT
30.05.2007 01:02
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Water Strider-First try, need help
Replies: 3
Views: 7218

Water Strider-First try, need help

This is my first serious attempt with Helicon Focus. I used a Canon 20D with MP-65 and MT-24EX flash mounted on a Manfrotto focus rail. There were about 25 exposures. I didn't do any cleaning up of artifact and such in Photoshop; this is the image just as Helicon Focus rendered it. The problem: it i...
by FredT
30.05.2007 00:40
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Crane fly
Replies: 7
Views: 13600

Really? I am using pretty much the same equipment and so far I am getting too much flash refelection in the eyes. Your crane fly has such a 3-D look like it was illuminated from all around. I am going to try to post an image for critique. Perhaps you would take a look at it and comment. Thanks very ...
by FredT
25.05.2007 15:56
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: I can't get Helicon Focus to start
Replies: 15
Views: 15043

Hi Dan,

Unfortunately 3514 has the same problem as the others.
by FredT
24.05.2007 15:58
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: I can't get Helicon Focus to start
Replies: 15
Views: 15043

Hi Dan,

I downloaded HeliconFocus3513 and tried running it on my G5, but it still has the same problem and won't start. :(

Is there anything else I should try?
by FredT
23.05.2007 05:42
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Crane fly
Replies: 7
Views: 13600

Inge,

What a stunning image. How did you light the subject?
by FredT
23.05.2007 01:44
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: I can't get Helicon Focus to start
Replies: 15
Views: 15043

Thanks Ariel. I'll just have to wait for Dan to check in. In the meantime I'm trying it out on my wife's Macbook, though she doesn't give me much time on it. :(
by FredT
22.05.2007 23:13
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: I can't get Helicon Focus to start
Replies: 15
Views: 15043

Here's my theory as to what the problem is: I downloaded the "Intel" version and looked at the application file. The file size is identical for both versions, and the package contents likewise are the same. I am guessing that the "Intel" version has been attached to both of the download links. Do th...
by FredT
22.05.2007 07:09
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: I can't get Helicon Focus to start
Replies: 15
Views: 15043

Yes, get info shows Kind: Application (PowerPC).
by FredT
22.05.2007 06:31
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Pls recommend some focussing rail for use with helicon focus
Replies: 16
Views: 27936

Does anybody have an answer to Tim's question. I'm also very interested in knowing the answer.
by FredT
22.05.2007 05:33
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: I can't get Helicon Focus to start
Replies: 15
Views: 15043

I can't get Helicon Focus to start

I downloaded the Mac version of Helicon Focus to try it out. I'm running Mac OS 10.4.9 on a Powermac G5 dual. Each time that I try to run the program, it fails to start with the message "The application Helicon Focus quit unexpectedly.". Any hints as to what my proble is?