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by BrianS
16.01.2010 15:17
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Focus Stacking shot time interval
Replies: 3
Views: 4656

Re: Focus Stacking shot time interval

Hi Chris, there is a specific setting for this in Preferences, I use the following ( for 50D with studio flash and 2 x 580 EX II ). Pause for Flash recharge 3 secs Pause between focus steps 300 ms Auto Focus time N/A Exposure preview 1 sec (the minimum as it is not relevant to auto shooting) Under t...
by BrianS
06.12.2009 16:06
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Images has the same focal point
Replies: 7
Views: 6562

Has it been uploaded?

Hi Stas,

the download page still has the date showing as 17/11, has 5.0.5 been released yet?

Brian
by BrianS
03.12.2009 00:34
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Images has the same focal point
Replies: 7
Views: 6562

Re: Images has the same focal point

Thanks Stas, will test it ASAP
by BrianS
02.12.2009 14:47
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Any changes to HR in the Nov 17 version?
Replies: 1
Views: 3339

Any changes to HR in the Nov 17 version?

Hi Stas,

just noticed there is a HF version dated Nov 17, are there any changes to HR in this?, especially if they relate to Canon's :)

Brian
by BrianS
02.12.2009 14:36
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Images has the same focal point
Replies: 7
Views: 6562

Re: Images has the same focal point

Hi Frank, I have the same problem with my 50D and the EF 100 2.8 macro, but only when I use HR in 'manual shoot' mode. In the auto shoot mode the focus steps work fine. One thing you might notice is that when you use the 'return to nearest focus point' HR does not always come back to the right spot,...
by BrianS
03.11.2009 15:46
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Non Focus stepping partially solved
Replies: 2
Views: 4768

Thanks Stas

Stas,

I'll check it out ASAP after it arrives.
by BrianS
02.11.2009 15:09
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Memory error with Remote
Replies: 4
Views: 6349

Maybe the same prob as my Canon 50D

Hi ExB53, just a long shot, but I discovered that if I still had mirror lock up set on my Canon, then HR did exactly what you describe (I mentioned it in a recent post). You might also have another custom setting that the camera would ignore in Live View mode, but upsets HR (this is the case with mi...
by BrianS
29.10.2009 15:18
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Non Focus stepping partially solved
Replies: 2
Views: 4768

Non Focus stepping partially solved

Stas, partially good news. I discovered that if you have mirror lock up enabled, then HR in Auto mode: - does not perform the focus steps - writes the first image to the PC - the rest to the card on the camera OK so easily fixed by turning off Mirror lockup - however in Manual shot mode, the focus s...
by BrianS
29.10.2009 14:53
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Testing Helicon Remote
Replies: 22
Views: 18452

Oops wasn't logged in

Sorry Stas that was me last post.

Another request - ability to rotate the Live View Image for portrait shots
by BrianS
26.10.2009 15:01
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Testing Helicon Remote
Replies: 1
Views: 3005

Testing Helicon Remote

Dan/Stas Just downloaded V5, have a Pro licence. Am very excited about the Helicon Remote beta. Am using it with a Canon 50D, mostly it connects, allows settings etc but am having some problems getting it to do the focus steps when I start shooting. Where is the best place to post / discuss issues w...
by BrianS
25.07.2009 08:34
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Necklace photo - feedback requested
Replies: 6
Views: 12253

Hi Tim, Yes, the light tent makes a big difference. Your necklace is also benefiting from reflections from the bust it is mounted on. Below is a basic set-up I use for the shots I posted (diamond rings etc are a lot trickier). Firstly though you used the term 'bulbs', do you mean fixed lighting not ...
by BrianS
22.07.2009 14:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Necklace photo - feedback requested
Replies: 6
Views: 12253

Lighting needs some work

Hi Tim, I shoot jewellery professionally, I must say it is the most technically challenging photography I've done. Mostly I shoot diamond rings using a 100mm dedicated macro. Image stacking for DOF has certainly raised the bar on client expectations! The trick is to somehow make the object look 'rea...
by BrianS
31.03.2009 15:07
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: HF and CZM combo a winner
Replies: 4
Views: 6612

Uploading now

Hi Dan, have started uploading to a new Folder called NancysShells. Expect it to take a couple of hours - about 200meg 2 zip files loaded, with 35 jpgs in each (no great difference in using these compared to the tiffs, which would have taken for ever to upload) File names describe their lineage DPP_...
by BrianS
30.03.2009 05:55
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: HF and CZM combo a winner
Replies: 4
Views: 6612

Update to last post

Dan, Just noticed that in HF preferences-Auto adjust I had brightness set to 0%, which would not have hurt HF considering the exposure/brightness variations. Changed this and redid the test, also using highest interpolation 16x16. Whilst the result using the original images was much better, the resu...
by BrianS
29.03.2009 14:32
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: HF and CZM combo a winner
Replies: 4
Views: 6612

HF and CZM combo a winner

Dan and others, I've been helping Nancy (peteschick) with her work with sea shells. Thought you might like to share something I've found. It seems that her biggest single problem was (is) significant variations in exposure, I suspect due to (fixed !) lighting fluctuations (which I have yet to solve ...