I took me a while to accept that Helicon does a superior job to that of Photoshop - it has also taken me a while to formulate a lighting strategy, given the constraints of not having a dedicated area in which I can leave the stands etc. but I think that I am getting there. The 50p piece was the most un-cooperative of the three. The Royal Mint is not far from where I live and I might visit their shop in the near future to pick up a couple of "minty" pieces, although older coins have a little more character.Your lighting certainly shows the color, shape and detail. How long did it take you to get all of them to stand up?
Thank you Richard.WOW, impressive result. Well done!
Thom Hogan's how-to ebook about using the Z6 and Z7 doesn't mention those very important details.
You probably remember the setting that ensures the exposure of the image that is first captured is used in all captures. Hogan also should have explained that there is always the alternative of setting the desired exposure in manual mode. I do that because it guarantees my control of the exposure.OOPS!
I typically shot in manual mode, and I don't believe I've ever changed to any of the auto modes (though I of use auto ISO) when I stack. Recently I've been using highlight spot as my metering method and I like the control I get in manual mode.the alternative of setting the desired exposure in manual mode. I do that because it guarantees my control of the exposure.
This seems as good as any place to discuss it and related topics.I have a question related to Focus Stacking and i am unsure where to post it.
My focus stacking is mainly just for fun and I really don't think I would ever revisit a project, so now I'm just saving the stacked tiff and converted jpeg.My question to those who are also focus stacking is: after processing the images to your satisfaction do you keep the original nef files or rely on the output dng file for future use?
That would make sense especially if you decide to delete all the NEFs included in the stack. If I continue keeping all the NEFs included in the stack, I would want to delete those not included.I have found, with Helicon, that it either disregards the oof images beginning and end or that they don't figure in the end result. Therefore i do not spend time worrying about them and, as long as I have adequately covered the area i want, i add everything to the stack.