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by plantfan123
Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: New timelapse art film about the beauty of decay, featuring some microscopic focus stacked shots!
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: New timelapse art film about the beauty of decay, featuring some microscopic focus stacked shots!

Pau wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2022 1:30 am
Spectacular work! =D> =D>
Thanks for posting it.

Would be nice to know more details on how it has been done
Thanks! Yeah we might make a making of at some point. Lots of interesting stuff we had to figure out along the way over six years of working on it. :)
by plantfan123
Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: New timelapse art film about the beauty of decay, featuring some microscopic focus stacked shots!
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: New timelapse art film about the beauty of decay, featuring some microscopic focus stacked shots!

AlP wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:54 pm
Very well done. Just a personal observation, it wasn't too long ago a loaf of bread would start getting mould after four or five days on the counter. Now after two weeks the bread is still pristine. Winters are looong in Manitoba too, eh. (winky eye)
:wink:
by plantfan123
Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: New timelapse art film about the beauty of decay, featuring some microscopic focus stacked shots!
Replies: 7
Views: 410

New timelapse art film about the beauty of decay, featuring some microscopic focus stacked shots!

Hello. I just finished my film Wrought, which is about our relationship with decay - from rotting produce and animals to fermentation and slime moulds. There are three shots in the Fermentation chapter done using microscopic focus stacking - one of the koji fungus (used to make sake, miso, etc), one...
by plantfan123
Fri Feb 11, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Watchfolder script to move photos into new folder via detecting 30 second gap between batches for use in ZS?
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Watchfolder script to move photos into new folder via detecting 30 second gap between batches for use in ZS?

Wow, thank you so much for going to the trouble to write this script, it's incredibly kind of you. It will be very helpful as I migrate from HF to ZS. I'll start testing it soon and will be in touch. :)
by plantfan123
Wed Feb 02, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Watchfolder script to move photos into new folder via detecting 30 second gap between batches for use in ZS?
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Watchfolder script to move photos into new folder via detecting 30 second gap between batches for use in ZS?

Hi. I am doing a photo stacking timelapse project. The Stackshot controller is controlling the rail and the camera is capturing photos tethered, with each stack having 100 photos. Before the next set of 100 photos there is a 30 second gap from the rail returning to the start. Helicon Focus has a gre...
by plantfan123
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Source of inconsistent step sizes with DIY microscope/Pi-based automated focus stacking set-up?
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: Source of inconsistent step sizes with DIY microscope/Pi-based automated focus stacking set-up?

What video stabilizer did you use for the GIF you posted earlier? Ah, well, I was careful to say "like video stabilization would do ". That was actually a guess. I have quite limited skills with video software, and none with stabilization. So instead, I pulled each set of 4 stack results into Zeren...
by plantfan123
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Source of inconsistent step sizes with DIY microscope/Pi-based automated focus stacking set-up?
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: Source of inconsistent step sizes with DIY microscope/Pi-based automated focus stacking set-up?

Thanks Rik for the clarification on the alignment preference pane settings, and for insight into your attempts at fixing focus blocks. Thanks also for the other focus stacked timelapse examples. Stunning footage. Thanks Chris for the fantastic pointers. I'll convert it to surgical tubing, and thanks...
by plantfan123
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Source of inconsistent step sizes with DIY microscope/Pi-based automated focus stacking set-up?
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: Source of inconsistent step sizes with DIY microscope/Pi-based automated focus stacking set-up?

Wow, thank you so much for going to the trouble of analyzing these images and then explaining the results so lucidly! I love how the problem becomes clear with the graphs. Once again, thanks! :) I have used ZS a bit and have liked the results a lot more than Helicon Focus, so great job with it! I'm ...
by plantfan123
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Source of inconsistent step sizes with DIY microscope/Pi-based automated focus stacking set-up?
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: Source of inconsistent step sizes with DIY microscope/Pi-based automated focus stacking set-up?

First thought is that I don't see any sort of spring tension to keep the rack on the focus block firmly engaged with its drive gears. Focus blocks are designed to run vertically, with gravity doing that job. In horizontal setups you need some sort of spring. I use "surge tubing", see for example ht...
by plantfan123
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Source of inconsistent step sizes with DIY microscope/Pi-based automated focus stacking set-up?
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Source of inconsistent step sizes with DIY microscope/Pi-based automated focus stacking set-up?

Hello. I am trying to build a DIY automated microscope-based focus stacking set-up from this awesome tutorial: https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub/jendeegan/focus-stacking-rail-made-from-a-microscope-focus-block-bbc2ce?ref=similar&ref_id=60245&offset=0 My set-up is kind of rough but everything seem...
by plantfan123
Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Recommendations for 20x objective for timelapse?
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: Recommendations for 20x objective for timelapse?

I am mostly using Nikon Z-series cameras with FX size sensors. I also have a Sony camera with an APS-C size sensor. So I use both sizes but more so full sized sensors.
by plantfan123
Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Recommendations for 20x objective for timelapse?
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: Recommendations for 20x objective for timelapse?

Oh thanks very good to know. Are there better online stores for North America that you'd recommend?