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These examples look at how well the Nikon AF-S 60mm f/2.8G ED macro performs for focus stacking using the “Focus Shift Feature” of the Nikon D850.
One thing quickly became clear in using the 60/2.8: its performance wide open is visibly impaired, overloaded with all sorts of aberration.
See the conclusions at the end for general comments.
Close range focus stepping—Rainbow Trout Heads
This 20 frame stack came out perfectly, with stunningly sharp details. I am much happier with this result than with some of the others that follow. The 60/2.8 might be optimal only at close distance. But I might also be fooled somewhat: with such strong colors and contrast, it is hard to assess performance over the frame.
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