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Depth of Field Mitigations

Increasing Depth of Field by means other than stopping down..

Focus Stacking Overview

Bypass the limits on depth of field and diffraction..

Focus Stacking Shooting Tips

Best practices for shooting stacking frames..

Focus Stacking Post-Processing

Post-Processing software and Technique..

Focus Stacking Examples

Examples of Focus Stacking..

Medium Format Magazine

Articles written for MediumFormat.com..

Fujifilm GFX100

100 megapixels in a portable package!.

Fujifilm GFX100 Focus Stacking and FOCUS BKT

100 megapixels in a portable package!.

Fujifilm GFX 50S Image Quality

Image quality assessments..

Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 R WR

Ultra wide angle equivalent to 19mm f/3.3. .

Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f/4 R LM WR

Mid-range zoom lens equivalent to 26-53mm f/3.3..

Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR

Moderate wide angle equivalent to 37mm f/2.3..

Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR

High performance macro photography on medium format, equivalent to 99mm f/3.3..

Hasselblad HC 50mm f/3.5 II

High performance moderate wide angle.

Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5

25mm equivalent..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2019

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

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

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

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

2014-05-21 Increasing Depth of Field via Focus Stacking (Wagon, 280/4 APO)

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