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by MikeCT
26.11.2019 04:11
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Orange marble spider
Replies: 8
Views: 14798

Re: Orange marble spider

It was a Nikon 7200 with the Nikon 105 macro lens. The camera was mounted on a Thor labs light table and controlled using a Cognisys rail. There was very little processing in Photoshop: just adjusting light balance and contrast.
by MikeCT
29.08.2019 21:12
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Display is black
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Display is black

I am using a Nikon D7100 with a 105MM Macro lens, attached to a MacBook Air running Mojave. Everything worked fine until this afternoon. When I turned the camera on and clicked Live View, I got a totally black image. If I do a Quick Preview, the image is there, and looks fine, but I cannot see it to...
by MikeCT
24.08.2019 17:38
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Helicon Focus or Zerene Stacker, which is better?
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: Helicon Focus or Zerene Stacker, which is better?

I’ve used both and both are far better than Photoshop. My reason for staying with Focus is that it integrates so well with Remote.
by MikeCT
01.08.2019 15:55
Forum: Gallery
Topic: UV fluorescence Rhododenron
Replies: 0
Views: 1164

UV fluorescence Rhododenron

This flowered a good month after the rest of the bush was done.
by MikeCT
01.08.2019 14:00
Forum: Gallery
Topic: UV fluorescence
Replies: 2
Views: 1522

Re: UV fluorescence

I use a Nikon D500, with a 105 macro lens. It is shot at f4 +/- one stop, shutter speed 20 seconds, ISO 200. This was done using Helicon Remote and the 20 images stacked in Focus. Other than adjusting the range of brightness, no editing was done. The 'glow' is due to the fact that in this this metho...
by MikeCT
26.06.2019 19:13
Forum: Gallery
Topic: UV fluorescence
Replies: 2
Views: 1522

UV fluorescence

I have started to play with this as a technique. Plenty of technical challenges, especially since the images are both stacked and HDR. This is a cluster of Spirea blossoms.
by MikeCT
31.05.2019 11:24
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: WeMacro Rail - Nikon D500 - MAC
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

Re: WeMacro Rail - Nikon D500 - MAC

I use a D500 with Remote, and there is no problem controlling all parameters (f stop, ISO, time) from the app in real time. All other functions can be modified under the Preferences menu.
by MikeCT
01.05.2019 01:50
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Fine details
Replies: 1
Views: 1353

Re: Fine details

Milkweed is one of my favorites
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by MikeCT
22.04.2019 17:15
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Focus Stacking with 3 subjects in image
Replies: 6
Views: 2285

Re: Focus Stacking with 3 subjects in image

I usually start earlier than the first focused image and continue past the last. That way I am sure the entire object will be covered. You can omit the extremes later in the stacking process.
by MikeCT
15.04.2019 19:57
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Not changing focus
Replies: 2
Views: 1459

Re: Not changing focus

The problem is resolved. I use an AC adaptor, instead of a battery, so the camera can shoot all day. It seems the transformer was having problems: it provided just enough power to run the camera, but not enough to operate the focussing system. Replacing the transformer has taken care of the issue.
by MikeCT
14.04.2019 19:51
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: My first try was useless
Replies: 6
Views: 2537

Re: My first try was useless

I’m not sure what you feel is missing. Everything seems in focus.
by MikeCT
14.04.2019 19:37
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Not changing focus
Replies: 2
Views: 1459

Not changing focus

When shooting a stack the program no longer moves the focus point, but takes all pictures at the same plane. Setting up looks normal, using the arrows to set the start and end point work normally. Just to be sure I have tried on both Manual and Auto focus, with the same result. Everything was workin...
by MikeCT
27.06.2018 17:19
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Stacking HDR series
Replies: 6
Views: 5101

Re: Stacking HDR series

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I feel foolish: I had used this to batch process a time series, I just never looked at the other options. Works like a charm. The attached is from 3 levels of exposure, 60 shots in each stacked then merged into HDR. The actual size of the flower is ~1/4" across. The full file is 72MB
by MikeCT
26.06.2018 16:19
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Stacking HDR series
Replies: 6
Views: 5101

Re: Stacking HDR series

Hi

I saw the thread, and tried to contact you, but it was locked. I will give it a try.

Thanks
by MikeCT
22.06.2018 20:41
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Stacking HDR series
Replies: 6
Views: 5101

Stacking HDR series

Remote allows you to take several shots at different exposures for each step in a stacking sequence. Is there a way for Focus to detect this and stack all the +1EV shots, then all the 0Ev, followed by the -1EV?