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Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: Some New Focus Stacking images (Nikon D850)

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The Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon makes an outstanding lens for focus stacking.

The highly corrected design of the Otus 28/1.4 along with a low level of breathing (change of magnification when focusing at different distances) all making stacking unusually easy

Zeiss 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: Focus Stacking Examples

Includes images up to full camera resolution.

White Rocks to Distant Sprinter
f9 @ 1/13 sec, ISO 31; 2017-11-07 16:26:12 [focus stack 5 frames]
NIKON D850 + Zeiss Otus 1.4/28 ZF.2

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Orange Lichen on Blue-Green Boulder
f11 @ 0.5 sec, ISO 31; 2017-11-07 17:34:20 [focus stack 9 frames]
NIKON D850 + Zeiss Otus 1.4/28 ZF.2

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Mercedes Sprinter photography adventure van, dusk
f9 @ 2.5 sec, ISO 31; 2017-11-07 18:05:52 [focus stack 2 frames]
NIKON D850 + Zeiss Otus 1.4/28 ZF.2

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Temperatures heading out for a late day photo shoot were already around 35°F, dropping instantly by 5°F as the sun dips below the nearby mountaintops and the wind picks up. Multiple layers might not be stylish, but they sure help. Fingers are the worst issue for me (fingertips), making fingerless gloves pretty much useless—I just get cold fingertips that quickly become painful.

Lloyd at Mercedes Sprinter photography adventure van, before heading out on hike
f9 @ 1/250 sec, ISO 64; 2017-11-07 16:08:33
NIKON D850 + Zeiss Otus 1.4/28 ZF.2

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