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neophyte52
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Jan 10, 2018 10:12 |  #1

I’ve just started dabbling in macro work, and came across the FB tube on the Helicon site (I also employ stacking for landscapes, so find their software useful). This almost looks like a “too good to be true “ gadget, but also potentially complicated to actually use. Haven’t been able to find any reviews online. Has anyone used this?


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Jan 10, 2018 10:52 |  #2

Looks pretty interesting (external link) but I wish there was more info on the site about it. It seems to be a device that attaches between the lens and camera like an extension tube but can it change the distance between the lens and camera for a focus stack?!

Looks like it can change the focus point of the lens (external link) in steps that can be configured. I've never heard of anything like it before. Here is a review of sorts (external link) -Google is your friend ;)

Last edit, I hope: The example images that I've found have not been true macro images, with the exception of one. Not sure how small of a step a lens motor can make, and that's how the tube works (by shifting the focus point in between frames).


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Jan 10, 2018 11:12 |  #3

Found a complete overview. (external link)


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Jan 10, 2018 13:37 as a reply to Dalantech's post |  #4

Thanks!


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4 hours ago |  #5

There are several compositions stuck in my head that just won't work in a single frame. Since the Helicon FB fits my style of shooting (hand held) I took the plunge and ordered one with the pro Helicon Focus software. My goal is to shoot close to 3x with the EF-S 60mm at F8. So the Helicon FB + two 25mm extension tubes. I'll report back if it works or not.


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