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Focus stack script for macro

 
Baselerd
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Jul 10, 2009 17:16 |  #1

Hello,
I have been trying to take macro focus stacks of insects with mild success. The main problem I have is the insects movement. I was searching the net and came across this (external link)software. It basically (claims to) automates focusing to take 30 images at focal planes right next to each other. The problem - this is only achieved through LiveView link with a PC, which is to say it's virtually useless for me, I rarely find insects to photograph next to my computer (a good thing).

So... does anyone know if there's an SDK publicly available to write custom scripts for use on the camera (not the ones off those shady websites) and not for just interfacing with a PC (external link), or a script already written to do this, that would be awesome.

If anyone knows of a means to do this, I would gladly write a script for public use... just something that would finely adjust the focus between exposures in rapid succession.


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Jul 11, 2009 00:43 |  #2

Fraid I've only seen this type of script for use on P&S cameras- not heard of anything for a DSLR.
I have just learnt to do short stacks of live insects quickly using fixed focus and move the camera.

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Jul 11, 2009 02:01 as a reply to  @ LordV's post |  #3

Yeah, I don't think it's possible. O well :)


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