Another test of CombineZP
Set up the 350D with bellows to get a close look at a strawberry flower.
Lighting from a bright LED lamp.
Took 12 photos varying the focus a little between each.
One of the shots showing how shallow the depth of field was.
Let CombineZP align and then Stack the photos
A better lens, better lighting and operating the camera with a cable release would make for a crisper result but this certainly shows the possibilities of the program.
It was later that I noticed some aberration at the bottom of the stacked photo and the next try I carried out with a different lens taking 16 shots had distortions on all edges. Possibly a result of the shots differing in subject size as the focus is altered. The centre part of the picture is fine and it is possibly better to make sure the subject doesn't fill the frame.
This is a crop of the main part of my final session for now.
The lens used was an old Super Takumar 55mm f1.2 manually set to f4 as wider apertures gave poor results. The 350D was set to ISO 400 and 1/200sec
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