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..
Fast short telephoto lens for L-Mount cameras..
Fast short telephoto lens for L-Mount cameras..
Unprecedented support for focus stacking in full-frame DSLR..
36-megapixel full-frame DSLR with SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode..
Superwide optimized zoom lens..
A whopping 4/3 stop faster than other lenses in its range..
Sigma’s best portrait lens..
Fastest 135mm lens yet, with ultra high performance..
Comparing the new Nikon 60mm to its predecessors, and the Coastal Optics 60/4 APO..
Is the 3rd time the charm?.
Articles written for MediumFormat.com..
100 megapixels in a portable package!.
100 megapixels in a portable package!.
Sharp images at low shutter speeds..
Image quality assessments..
Ultra wide angle equivalent to 19mm f/3.3. .
Mid-range zoom lens equivalent to 26-53mm f/3.3..
Moderate wide angle equivalent to 37mm f/2.3..
High performance macro photography on medium format, equivalent to 99mm f/3.3..
High performance moderate wide angle.
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..
Setup, IBIS performance, focusing..
Setup, IBIS performance, focusing..
Fast mid-range zoom expressly designed for Nikon Z cameras..
Bad behaviors, anti-design, issues ..
Ultra high grade performer at a modest price..
Extreme wide angle zoom..
Pro-grade f/2.8 wide angle zoom..
Blog posts, reverse chronological
2019-11-02 Herding Cats
2019-10-14 Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Macro APO-Lanthar Focus Stack: Twisted, Burned, Broken Downed Tree High in Pine Creek Canyon
2019-10-14 Sony A7R IV: Confusing Stop-Down Behavior, Camera Chooses Arbitrary/Unspecified Aperture for Viewing/Focusing
2019-10-14 Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Examples: Eastern Sierra at Pine Creek
2019-09-28 Nikon D850 Monochrome Examples in Eastern Sierra, Focus Stacked and Presented at Up to 182 Megapixels
2019-09-10 Panoramic Focus Stacking with Fujifilm GFX100: View to Mono Craters from Dana Crest
2019-09-09 Focus Stacking Selfies with the Fujifilm GFX100 (Mt Whitney Zone Sign)
2019-09-01 Reader Question: Considering Focus Breathing Performance for Focus Stacking When Choosing a Lens
2019-08-30 Landscape Photographers Looking for Superior Results and Lowest Effort and Fewest Problems Go with Fujifilm GFX100, not Sony A7R IV
2019-08-25 Sony A7R IV Looks Flawed for My Purposes: Appear to Lack Focus Stacking Support and Lossless Compressed RAW
2019-08-24 Fujifilm GFX100 Focus Stacking in Tuolumne Grove, Yosemite
2019-08-20 Fujifilm GFX100 Focus Stacking Handheld with Sensor Stabilization (IBIS)
2019-08-20 Fujifilm GFX100 Focus Stacking For Selfies, People
2019-08-18 Some Fujifilm GFX100 Behaviors also Apply to the coming Sony 7R IV
2019-08-16 Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 R WR Focus Stacking Examples
2019-08-15 Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Focus Stacking Examples
2019-08-14 Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f/4 R WR Focus Stacking Examples
2019-08-09 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR: Close-Range Focus Stacking
2019-08-06 Fujifilm GFX100: Focus Stacking Examples with Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4, Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8
2019-08-04 Fujifilm GFX100: Stunning Image Quality, How to use the FOCUS BKT Feature for Focus Stacking, and About its Damaging Bugs
2019-06-28 Leica 90mm f/2 APO-Summicron-SL Aperture Series: Painted Rock (Focus Stacked, Panasonic S1R Multi-Shot High-Res Mode)
2019-06-22 Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-SL Focus Stacking in Multi-Shot High-Res Mode, Plus HighRes Exmples (Panasonic S1R)
2019-06-18 Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Aperture Series and Focus Stack @ 54mm: Old Gnarled Rootball (Nikon Z7)
2019-06-17 Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Aperture Series and Focus Stack @ 24mm: Dead Trees in Defunct Beaver Pond (Nikon Z7)
2019-03-30 Reader Comment: First Impressions of Panasonic S1R
2019-03-16 Pentax K-1 Mark II: Using Pixel Shift with Focus Stacking
2018-10-28 Focus Stacking with the Nikon Z7 Using the “Focus shift shooting” Feature: How To Configure, Plus Examples
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: West Walker Creek Meadow to Snowy Mountains
2017-12-10 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Aperture Series with Focus Stack: Boulder Escapee from Rockfall
2017-12-10 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Aperture Series with Focus Stack: Aspen Against Mountain at Dusk
2017-12-08 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Aperture Series with Focus Stack: Low and Close Viewpoint, Beaver Dam Pond
2017-12-08 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Aperture Series with Focus Stack: Indian Rock
2017-12-08 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Aperture Series with Focus Stack: Across Green Icy Lake to Blue Mountainside
2017-12-07 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Aperture Series with Focus Stack: Lundy Lake, Green Ice at Dam End
2017-12-07 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Aperture Series with Focus Stack: Frozen Beaver Ponds to Forest
2017-12-07 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Aperture Series with Focus Stack: 'Light-Colored Boulder Amid Sage and Boulder Field'
2017-12-06 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Aperture Series with Focus Stack: 'West Walker River in Noon Shade, Upstream View'
2017-12-04 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Getting started with Focus Stacking – How to achieve more detailed images”
2017-12-04 Focus Stacking and Stitching: Ralf Graebner and his 'Change' series using found-on-the-street NYC quarter-dollar coins
2017-11-18 Reader Comments: Lenticular Clouds Shot with Nikon D850, Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4
2017-11-14 The Significance of Automated Focus Stepping for Focus Stacking (Nikon D850)
2017-11-14 Deep Stacking with the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Using Nikon D850 'Focus shift shooting'
2017-11-13 Stacking at f/1.8?!
2017-11-13 Depth of Field Akin to f/128: an Incredible Near-Far Focus Stack with the Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8
2017-11-11 Which is Better, Food or Water? (or wine) — Sony Alpha A7R III Pixel Shift vs Nikon D850 'Focus shift shooting'
2017-11-11 Late Season Shooting in the Eastern Sierra
2017-11-08 Reader Comment: Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 vs Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.4 (manual focus vs autofocus)
2017-11-08 Nikon D850: Validating 'Focus shift shooting' in the Field: Does it really work well?
2017-11-07 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: Some New Focus Stacking images (Nikon D850)
2017-11-07 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series + Focus Stack: Healthy Bristlecone Bark (Nikon D850)
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 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Stacking Examples: Glacier Canyon and Dana Lakes (Nikon D850)
2017-11-01 Will we See Firmware Updates from Sony and Nikon for Pixel Shift and 'Focus shift shooting', respectively?
2017-10-30 Images Added for Various Lenses
2017-10-29 Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series + Focus Stack: Boulder View to Sub-Peak of Mt Conness
2017-10-29 Scenes Where Focus Stacking Makes all the Difference
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 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Colorful Green Boulder, Dusk (Nikon D850)
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 Nikon D850: 'Focus Shift Shooting' Feature is a Reason by Itself to buy the Nikon D850 — Saves Time, Guarantees Peak Quality
2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Examples: Yosemite High Country (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 Aperture Series: Large Boulder, Waterfall, Last Light on Canyon Ridge (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 @ 24mm: Single Frame Performance at f/11 vs Focus Stacking at f/11 (Downed Tree, Last Kiss of Sunlight)
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)
2017-08-09 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM: Single Frame Performance at f/9 vs Focus Stacking at f/9 (Flowers Amid Bristlecones)
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)
2017-05-22 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: Rodin Burghers of Calais
2017-05-11 Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series with Focus Stack: Quadrangle at Dusk
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
2017-04-10 Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f/4 Focus Stack: Sunlit Picnic Table in Snow Squall
2017-03-03 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Mosaic
2017-03-03 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 Aperture Series at Night
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
2016-09-04 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 PENTAX K1: Focus Stacking in SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode, 'Ultegra Cassette'
2016-05-19 Nikon D810 + Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Focus Stacking '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)