Category Archives: Focus Stacking

Old Habits Die Hard

There’s a well-used saying that “Old Habits Die Hard” which is applicable to various areas of our lives including photography. Humans tend to be creatures of habit. We can sometimes find ourselves falling into patterns of behaviour (including some that are counterproductive) without being aware of our habitual actions. The first step in changing old photographic habits is to become aware of them.

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Focus Stacked Dragonfly

This article shares a small selection of handheld in-camera focus stacked dragonfly images that were captured at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington Ontario. These photographs fall under the ‘push my gear and see what happens’ category. All were captured using an E-M1X, M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom lens, and M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter. This set-up was shot fully extended which creates an equivalent field-of-view of 1600 mm. All of the photographs in this article were created during the same photo session as described in my previous article. 

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100-400 Handheld Focus Stacking

This article features a selection of photographs that illustrate M.Zuiko 100-400 mm handheld focus stacking capability with the OM-D E-M1X and the M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter.

After viewing Peter Baumgartner’s presentation during World Photography Day I was inspired to try out my E-M1X’s focus stacking technology again. It has been well over a year since I last used this feature.

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The Beauty of Guitars

The beauty of guitars is something that has always captivated me. I love the fretboards. The intricate mechanical workings of bridges. How electric pickups look against wood. Even simple things like guitar strings wound around tuning posts. This article shares a selection of handheld macro photographs that attempt to capture the beauty of guitars. One thing is certain… my camera does these instruments far more justice, than does my ability to play them!

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Handheld Focus Stacked Macro Butterfly Images

During a recent visit to the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory I concentrated on capturing some handheld focus stacked macro butterfly images, using an Olympus E-M1X and the M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. This article features a selection of handheld focus stacked macro butterfly images and discusses some practical considerations when using this Olympus in-camera feature.

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Handheld Macro Focus Stacking

Over the past number of months I’ve had a few Olympus camera owners ask if I had tried the in-camera focus stacking feature of my OM-D E-M1X. Yesterday I visited the Royal Botanical Gardens (RGB) in Burlington Ontario and did some handheld macro focus stacking test images.

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