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by TheDocAUS
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Post Focus Stacks with Lumix Gx80
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Post Focus Stacks with Lumix Gx80

Depending on the camera model, some Panasonic cameras give you an option of 4K or 6K video for post focus.
by TheDocAUS
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Post Focus Stacks with Lumix Gx80
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Post Focus Stacks with Lumix Gx80

Thanks for that. I really like post focus in my Panasonic.

There is also a general post focus thread here: http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... 25&t=37904
by TheDocAUS
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Worm With Spider (Caution: not for the squeamish!)
Replies: 20
Views: 35555

Re: Worm With Spider (Caution: not for the squeamish!)

I feel the need to visit the chemist and buy some de-worming tablets. :)
by TheDocAUS
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: SONY AWARD
Replies: 16
Views: 3337

Well done!
by TheDocAUS
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Helicon - export full res file
Replies: 6
Views: 718

If you have LR or C1 you can do some processing of the RAW files before you export to and stack in Helicon. There is a Helicon plug for both LR and C1. C1 guide here: https://www.heliconsoft.com/capture-one-plugin/ Use RAW in DNG out for LR here: https://www.heliconsoft.com/raw-in-dng-out/ IN LR mak...
by TheDocAUS
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Panasonic Lumix cameras & Post Focus
Replies: 76
Views: 40977

I have used the Olympus 60mm macro, Olympus 30mm macro and the Panasonic 45mm macro lens. Apart from the obvious range of each lens differing, they all perform well. The overall process when using Post Focus is very close. I tend to use the Olympus 30mm more as it is 1.25X (2.5X 35 mm equivalent).
by TheDocAUS
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Panasonic Lumix cameras & Post Focus
Replies: 76
Views: 40977

Post Focus is a fully automated process using a specialised 4K or 6K video mode on the camera. There are no precise details on what the camera does, that I have found. I have made 1,000s of Post Focus videos now. I can say this by way of observation (I only use 6K) after you press the shutter: 1. Th...
by TheDocAUS
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Re sizing an image
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

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by TheDocAUS
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Macros from the weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Excellent.
by TheDocAUS
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: About 3rd Party Batteries
Replies: 5
Views: 1668

Newmowa is another brand to look at. While I have not used the Olympus battery, I have used there Sony FZ100 and Panasonic G9 batteries from Newmowa without issues.

You can often but two batteries, 2 battery cases and a USB charger for a good price on Amazon.
by TheDocAUS
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Field focus stacking
Replies: 6
Views: 3360

There is also a thread on Post Focus and the G9 here: http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... sc&start=0

I will look at your images with interest as you are photographing insects. Most users in that thread are botanical.
by TheDocAUS
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Sony A7R IV without focus bracketing?
Replies: 20
Views: 6232

No Sony A7 series camera (or the A9) has focus stacking. It is not on Sony's radar. But this thread suggests ways to get around that shortcoming: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4314348 Not practical for in field use, my main need. There was a Sony app that allowed 3 images to be stacked - n...
by TheDocAUS
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Sony A7R IV without focus bracketing?
Replies: 20
Views: 6232

No Sony A7 series camera (or the A9) has focus stacking. It is not on Sony's radar.

Video on 16 image pixel shift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwwzM81 ... e=youtu.be
by TheDocAUS
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Panasonic Lumix cameras & Post Focus
Replies: 76
Views: 40977

Received a small mention over at the Atlas of Living Australia for some images I submitted (1,200 and counting). Most of those barks and seed pods referred too used Post Focus with the G9: https://www.ala.org.au/blogs-news/spotlight-on-ala-users-three-key-contributors/ The endangered mammals used mo...
by TheDocAUS
Mon May 20, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Panasonic S1R has focus bracketing and hi-res pixel-shifting
Replies: 28
Views: 8324

Is Post Focus crippled as well?