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Jun 19, 2017 20:07 |  #586

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To date, it is my favorite. The edges look better than anything else I have used.

I hope I get to at least test it out...looking SE from here there really isn't any light pollution, so I don't know that the PureNight will do much...

SharpStar was a little tricky at first, the trcik is finding the brightest star in the sky you can see, and putting that in the middle of the frame. You are not framing the scene as you want to shoot it, you are obtaining critical focus and then recomposing. Ian has mentioned that for the B18, critical focus is just as the infinity symbol pops up on the OLED, and I have found that to be the case with mine as well, and now I don't have to use the SharpStar for that lens...if it was a critical shot to get right, I probably would double check it to make sure...the trouble is, if the dang thing turns off at all...it can reset...focus by wire is a bit of a PITA.

SharpStar...it makes ALL the difference.

OK, Sharpstar, Ian Norman. Now please tell me my lens choice going with Sharpstar in mind.
I know my classic Rokinon 14mm won't work.


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Jun 19, 2017 20:09 |  #587

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Jun 19, 2017 20:11 |  #588

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18382338 (external link)
OK, Sharpstar, Ian Norman. Now please tell me my lens choice going with Sharpstar in mind.
I know my classic Rokinon 14mm won't work.

if you're using rokinon, just prep before you go out, bring a mini light, align your personal infinity and done.


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Jun 19, 2017 20:28 |  #589

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Jun 19, 2017 20:35 |  #590

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Have that exact lens. It's my personal infinity I can't find :(
I understand Sharpstar, I've used a Bahtinov with the scopes.
I'm willing to add a lens that is Sharpstar compatible if it helps.


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Jun 19, 2017 21:33 |  #591

So...I'm looking at focus stacking software and wondering what you folks use? Zerene or Helicon or ?



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Jun 19, 2017 21:38 |  #592

i just use photoshop for focus stacking.


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Jun 19, 2017 21:49 |  #593

Timphoto wrote in post #18382391 (external link)
So...I'm looking at focus stacking software and wondering what you folks use? Zerene or Helicon or ?

Have both, prefer Zerene. Both are great.


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Jun 19, 2017 22:00 |  #594

another plus for Zerene. Been using it for quite some time. The editing function inside the program is amazing but takes a bit to
get used to/understand.


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Jun 19, 2017 22:04 |  #595

i will try that.


meanwhile,

a friend who owned an RII and 2470GM claimed his eye-af isn't working as good after the new firmware(4.0) installed. i got the 4.0 as well but i have no problem. i searched google with the new firmware for any issues. can't find one.

anyone have an eye AF-C issues with 4.0?


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Jun 19, 2017 22:07 |  #596

I wish I took more landscapes to make use of Zerene stacker. I'll check it out though.

This is my favorite tree at our local park. I edited it using the latest On1 Photo RAW. I'm slowly moving away from Nik since it may stop working soon. I still love the Nik plug-ins though.

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Jun 19, 2017 22:24 |  #597

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Jun 19, 2017 22:35 |  #598

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I wish I took more landscapes to make use of Zerene stacker. I'll check it out though.

This is my favorite tree at our local park. I edited it using the latest On1 Photo RAW. I'm slowly moving away from Nik since it may stop working soon. I still love the Nik plug-ins though.

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" I'm slowly moving away from Nik since it may stop working soon..." I don't understand why the Nik suite of plugins might stop working soon. Google hasn't upgraded it since they bought out Nik software and made all of the plugins into one suite that they gave away for free. Is it a question of compatibility with future operating systems? I'm still on Windows 7 Pro 64 bit btw.


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Jun 19, 2017 22:39 |  #599

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" I'm slowly moving away from Nik since it may stop working soon..." I don't understand why the Nik suite of plugins might stop working soon. Google hasn't upgraded it since they bought out Nik software and made all of the plugins into one suite that they gave away for free. Is it a question of compatibility with future operating systems? I'm still on Windows 7 Pro 64 bit btw.

Gene, the new MAC OS coming next year will be 64 bit and will likely mean Nik collection will stop working. I'm a Windows user so I think I'm ok for now but I think it's only a matter of time before some major Windows update breaks the Nik tools.


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Jun 19, 2017 22:53 |  #600

i thought the MacOS is already 64bit. I'm not 100%. if i'm wrong then maybe the solution is do not update to the new MacOS.


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