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Jul 14, 2009 22:50 |  #1

How do you guys take these without tripods? My hands are not as steady as T1000's... I cannot take a shot, change my focus and shoot again without moving the camera (and... might I add when I'm looking at an insect at 1:1 it's not a minor shift).

To the experts... what is your technique? Thanks in advance.
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Jul 15, 2009 00:47 |  #2

I take a sequence of shots for focus stacking by moving the camera between shots towards the target. Normally find some way to stabilise the camera by resting it on something (often a bit of me). ie I don't touch the focus ring between shots.
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Jul 15, 2009 10:21 as a reply to  @ LordV's post |  #3

Cool, I guess you're just really sturdy compared to me ;-)a Do you do this with flash also?


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Jul 15, 2009 13:11 |  #4

Baselerd wrote in post #8284416 (external link)
Cool, I guess you're just really sturdy compared to me ;-)a Do you do this with flash also?

Most times I use flash but not always - many of my natural light shots are also focus stacked.
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