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RiverGuy wrote:
ZF 135/2 working with Helicon Focus. 16 images stacked. 2nd image is crop of the first.

http://danmacdonald.zenfolio.com/zeiss135_for_nikon


Very nice. Do you know if there is good focus stacking software available as plugin for Lightroom?



Apr 17, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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Reagan wrote:
Dean, You street photography excels with the M9 and 50mp
great work on both threads
Same to you Ronny and Phillipe
Everyone else here has great work also

Reagan


Thanks, Reagan !!

Lot of familiar people on this thread



Apr 17, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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deang001 wrote:
Thanks, Reagan !!

Lot of familiar people on this thread

I think Reagan is feeling the pull of Zeiss (and AF? What is up with that Reagan?) I know I would love a Zeiss lens, but unless its given to me, my economics would have to change drastically.



Apr 17, 2013 at 11:38 PM
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wiseguy010 wrote:
Very nice. Do you know if there is good focus stacking software available as plugin for Lightroom?


I don't know. I would wonder about Lightroom, as it would be early in the PP process, or earlier than I like to do stacking. I generally process the layer photos in NX2, convert to JPEG or rarely TIFF, then stack, then crop if necessary. You have to be very careful not to introduce any more variation in light levels or anything else before you stack, since the software needs layers where the variation is mainly in the point of focus. By the time HF takes on the stack of images, everything is already done to them. PP sharpening, any WB adjustment, etc. But I don't play with anything that wouldn't be the same adjustment image to image. So you can batch adjust a whole stack to a certain light level, a sharpness level, and maybe a WB adjustment to a grey card or something. Then stack them in HF and run the results. I might rarely adjust light in the final image, or even select a piece of the background to darken or lighten in NX2 afterward.

You can't stack NEF images. So a plugin to something like Lightroom doesn't really help much, I would think. But that's a guess, I don't really know.

--Dan



Apr 18, 2013 at 01:04 AM
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p.846 #5 · p.846 #5 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Some of the plugins do convert before the export to the plugin, so that would work. And of course there is nothing stopping you from doing all your usual Lightroom stuff before invoking the plugin. I think it could work well.


Apr 18, 2013 at 06:32 AM
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carstenw wrote:
Some of the plugins do convert before the export to the plugin, so that would work. And of course there is nothing stopping you from doing all your usual Lightroom stuff before invoking the plugin. I think it could work well.


I'm sure I was trying to say what you just said, but didn't make it clear. Thanks, I agree. I was just trying to stress that it's best to give the HF stacking program, the only one I'm familiar with, as uniform a series of layers as possible, with the main variable being the depth of field. So all the creative PP that isn't absolutely uniform needs to occur after the stacks become one image.

--Dan



Apr 18, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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RiverGuy- Thank you very much for your detailed 'focus stacking demystified' report. Great information. Getting a bit of an itch after visiting your gallery. Very nice works.



Apr 18, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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RiverGuy wrote:
I'm sure I was trying to say what you just said, but didn't make it clear. Thanks, I agree. I was just trying to stress that it's best to give the HF stacking program, the only one I'm familiar with, as uniform a series of layers as possible, with the main variable being the depth of field. So all the creative PP that isn't absolutely uniform needs to occur after the stacks become one image.

--Dan


Yes, that makes sense. Unify exposure and white balance, perhaps some other global operations, then HF, then local operations.



Apr 18, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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p.846 #9 · p.846 #9 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Gregg, love the last one
Ronny, the bird shot is amazing

85P :









Apr 18, 2013 at 07:59 PM
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p.846 #10 · p.846 #10 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Was nice to see 28mm images in last pages - thanks for posting. That lens has great characteristics.

Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 @ f/2.8, 1/800s, 5DmkII


Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 @ f/1.4, 1/2000s, 5DmkII


Samuli

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p.846 #11 · p.846 #11 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Downhill and uphill? I prefer the first one.


Apr 18, 2013 at 08:36 PM
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Greggf wrote:
Ladybug...


Factoid: did you know that these are called ladybirds in British English? Ladybirds aren't actually bugs, which shockingly actually has a specific definition. Anyway, they are not birds either



Apr 18, 2013 at 08:38 PM
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carstenw wrote:
Downhill and uphill? I prefer the first one.

No - typo in the lens descriptions (corrected), same tree with 100mm and 35mm.

Samuli



Apr 18, 2013 at 08:39 PM
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p.846 #14 · p.846 #14 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


It was a lovely and dramatic evening in old fishing village of Skogn, Norway with storm clouds rolling in from the fjord. 21ZE with B+W 10x ND filter and exposure of 5 minutes. FujiFilm 160c VSCO filter applied in post processing and some dodging.








Apr 18, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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p.846 #15 · p.846 #15 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


^^^^^^^^^^
The above photo is what makes me want into the Zeiss world again
Even though I know it's more the photographer than the equipment
Well Done

Reagan

More of the people I know have the 50 MP
and I thought that's the way I was leaning but there's something about photos with the 50P that draws me
Someone tell me it is a nice lens also




Apr 18, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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p.846 #16 · p.846 #16 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Samuli - Light on the #1 is very nice.

Martynas - That shot is a feast to my eyes. Love the rendering of second structure behind the main house. Some magnetic force there. Ha ha.

1,4/ 35 @f4






Apr 19, 2013 at 04:06 AM
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p.846 #17 · p.846 #17 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


2/35 Distagon and D700

Campo San Polo, Venice








Apr 19, 2013 at 06:04 AM
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p.846 #18 · p.846 #18 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Lovely BW's dubai and Luka!


Apr 19, 2013 at 09:07 PM
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p.846 #19 · p.846 #19 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Martynas, great shot again. Do you have a 82mm B+W ND110? The stores here only go to 77mm.
Luka, I like that B&W conversion.
Phil, once again this demonstrates why I think the 35/2 is excellent for B&W! One of the best in the whole Zeiss lineup for this IMHO.

50P:


Siena by Jochen-B, on Flickr



Apr 20, 2013 at 10:20 AM
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p.846 #20 · p.846 #20 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)


Samuli, of the two tree photos I prefer the one taken with the 35 mm.
Martynas, excellent photo.
Luka, very good b&w
Dubai, also a very good b&w photo
Jochen, very nice photo from Siena



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