Increasing Depth of Field by means other than stopping down..
Bypass the limits on depth of field and diffraction..
Best practices for shooting stacking frames..
Post-Processing software and Technique..
Examples of Focus Stacking..
Unprecedented support for focus stacking in full-frame DSLR..
36-megapixel full-frame DSLR with SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode..
Sigma’s best portrait lens..
Comparing the new Nikon 60mm to its predecessors, and the Coastal Optics 60/4 APO..
Extreme wide angle zoom..
Pro-grade f/2.8 wide angle zoom..
Image quality assessments..
Mid-range zoom lens equivalent to 26-53mm f/3.3..
Moderate wide angle equivalent to 37mm f/2.3..
Highest performing 25mm from Zeiss ever..
Highest performing 35mm from Zeiss ever..
The classic 100/2 Makro-Planar improved..
Fast high performance APO wide angle..
Beautiful bokeh, razor sharp, superb color correction..
Articles written for Lenspire.ZEISS.com..
Blog posts, reverse chronological
2018-08-31 Zeiss Lenspire Articles—Read all 17
2018-08-25 Nikon Z7: Improved Focus Stacking Support
2018-07-15 Reader Comment: Automated Focus Stacking
2018-01-15 Reader Question: Automated Focus Stacking (solution: Nikon D850)
2018-01-14 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Aperture Series and Focus Stack: Icy Boulder in Lee Vining Creek
2018-01-12 iMac Pro: Speed with Helicon Focus
2017-12-17 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Examples: Lundy Canyon Just Before the Winter Solstice
2017-12-10 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Aperture Series with Focus Stack: Aspen Against Mountain at Dusk
2017-12-07 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Aperture Series with Focus Stack: 'Light-Colored Boulder Amid Sage and Boulder Field'
2017-12-07 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Aperture Series with Focus Stack: Frozen Beaver Ponds to Forest
2017-12-04 Focus Stacking and Stitching: Ralf Graebner and his 'Change' series using found-on-the-street NYC quarter-dollar coins
2017-12-04 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Getting started with Focus Stacking – How to achieve more detailed images”
2017-11-18 Reader Comments: Lenticular Clouds Shot with Nikon D850, Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4
2017-11-14 Deep Stacking with the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Using Nikon D850 'Focus shift shooting'
2017-11-14 The Significance of Automated Focus Stepping for Focus Stacking (Nikon D850)
2017-11-13 Depth of Field Akin to f/128: an Incredible Near-Far Focus Stack with the Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8
2017-11-13 Stacking at f/1.8?!
2017-11-11 Late Season Shooting in the Eastern Sierra
2017-11-11 Which is Better, Food or Water? (or wine) — Sony Alpha A7R III Pixel Shift vs Nikon D850 'Focus shift shooting'
2017-11-08 Nikon D850: Validating 'Focus shift shooting' in the Field: Does it really work well?
2017-11-08 Reader Comment: Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 vs Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.4 (manual focus vs autofocus)
2017-11-07 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series + Focus Stack: Healthy Bristlecone Bark (Nikon D850)
2017-11-07 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: Some New Focus Stacking images (Nikon D850)
2017-11-06 File Size as an Accurate Proxy for Image Detail
2017-11-06 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4: a Few More Eastern Sierra Examples Added
2017-11-02 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4: Aperture Series + Focus Stack: Waterfall Icicles (Nikon D850)
2017-11-01 Will we See Firmware Updates from Sony and Nikon for Pixel Shift and 'Focus shift shooting', respectively?
2017-11-01 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Stacking Examples: Glacier Canyon and Dana Lakes (Nikon D850)
2017-10-30 Images Added for Various Lenses
2017-10-29 Scenes Where Focus Stacking Makes all the Difference
2017-10-29 Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series + Focus Stack: Boulder View to Sub-Peak of Mt Conness
2017-10-28 Critical Tip on Focus Stacking Focusing, Particularly with Nikon D850 Autofocus
2017-10-27 Nikon D850: 'Focus shift shooting' Feature Most Important Feature since Live View; Focus Stacking is the ONLY Solution to Full Resolution Images
2017-10-26 Nikon D850 vs Nikon D810: Comparing Night Shots
2017-10-25 Nikon D850: 'Focus Shift Shooting' at Close Range
2017-10-24 Nikon D850: 'Focus Shift Shooting' Feature is a Reason by Itself to buy the Nikon D850 — Saves Time, Guarantees Peak Quality
2017-10-24 Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: View Over Conness Creek Drainage to Saddlebag Lake (Nikon D850)
2017-10-24 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Colorful Green Boulder, Dusk (Nikon D850)
2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Large Boulder, Waterfall, Last Light on Canyon Ridge (Nikon D850)
2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Stunted Aspen, Last Light on Granite Bowl (Nikon D850)
2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Examples: Yosemite High Country (Nikon D850)
2017-10-16 Reader Comment: Focus Stacking + Time Efficiency with Photography
2017-10-13 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Low View of Bristlecone Trunks (Nikon D850)
2017-10-10 Nikon D850: 45 megapixels + Zeiss Milvus 35/1.4 + Focus Stacking Can Make Incredible Detailed Images.
2017-10-05 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4: Examples, Eastern Sierra
2017-09-24 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: Excellent for Focus Stacking
2017-09-22 Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Focus Stacking Versus Single Frame
2017-08-29 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Micro Contrast and the Zeiss 'Pop'”
2017-08-27 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Zoom or Prime Lens? Normal Lenses”
2017-08-19 Sony 12-24mm f/4 G @ 12mm: Single Frame Performance at f/11 vs Focus Stacking at f/11 (Pine at Morgan Lake)
2017-08-19 Sony 12-24mm f/4 G @ 24mm: Single Frame Performance at f/11 vs Focus Stacking at f/11 (Downed Tree, Last Kiss of Sunlight)
2017-08-09 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM: Single Frame Performance at f/9 vs Focus Stacking at f/9 (Bristlecone Log Low View)
2017-08-09 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM: Single Frame Performance at f/9 vs Focus Stacking at f/9 (Flowers Amid Bristlecones)
2017-05-22 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Zoom or Prime Lens? A series by Lloyd Chambers”
2017-05-11 Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series with Focus Stack: Quadrangle at Dusk
2017-05-11 Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series with Focus Stack: Rodin Burghers of Calais
2017-04-13 Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f/4 @32mm Focus Stack: Barroom Interior
2017-04-11 Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f/4 Aperture Series @35mm + Focus Stack: Decrepit Truck
2017-03-03 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 Aperture Series at Night
2017-03-03 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Mosaic
2017-02-16 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Zoom or Prime Lens? A series by Lloyd Chambers”
2016-11-22 Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4: Focus Stacking with Moving Water, and Other Examples
2016-11-01 Approaching Potential Sensor Resolution: Focus Stacking at 50 Megapixels (Lundy Beaver Pond, Canon 5Ds R)
2016-10-29 Approaching Potential Sensor Resolution: Focus Stacking at 50 Megapixels (Spotted Boulder, Canon 5Ds R)
2016-10-21 Late October Photo Tour in Yosemite or Eastern Sierra
2016-10-15 Why Lens Performance Matters for Focus Stacking
2016-09-23 September/October Photo Tour on Focus Stacking (or Other Things), Yosemite Area
2016-09-19 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Major Improvements and New Features
2016-09-04 Focus Stacking with Sony 85/1.4 GM: Getting that Impossible Depth of Field for Landscape Scenes
2016-08-28 Focus Stacking: Banishes Depth of Field Limitations for Many Field Images
2016-08-09 August Photo Tour on Focus Stacking, Yosemite Area
2016-08-04 My Articles on the Zeiss Lenspire Site
2016-07-19 An In-Depth Look at Focus Stacking in 'Making Sharp Images'
2016-07-15 Depth of field and Sharpness: Conventional Thinking is Unrealistic Going Forward, Focus Stacking is One Solution
2016-06-09 Focus Stacking with the Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 Distagon for Outdoor Scenes
2016-06-02 An Expert at Focus Stacking Comments on the Pentax K1 and Its Image Quality
2016-05-22 Bellows Systems for Nikon, Canon, Leica, Sony: Why Consider Them?
2016-05-20 Zerene Stacker for Focus Stacking
2016-05-19 Nikon D810 + Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Focus Stacking 'Ultegra Cassette'
2016-05-19 PENTAX K1: Focus Stacking in SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode, 'Ultegra Cassette'
2016-05-18 PENTAX K1: Focus Stacking in SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode, 'Pair of Pears'
2014-05-21 Increasing Depth of Field via Focus Stacking (Wagon, 280/4 APO)