Imagery: Auto - Large Table of Contents

EXCERPT page containing first few paragraphs. 2018-12-17 10:12:50

Nikon AF-S 60mm f/2.8G ED macro

Examples: Focus Stacking

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.

Article continues for subscribers...

Diglloyd Advanced DSLR is by yearly subscription. Subscribe now for about 16 cents a day ($60/year).
BEST DEAL: get full access to ALL 7 PUBLICATIONS for only 68 cents a day ($249.95)!

Diglloyd DAP is DSLR-oriented, but also contains workflow and other topics. Much of the focus is on Canon and Nikon but also Pentax and Pentax medium format.

Special emphasis is placed on lens evaluation, focusing on Canon and Nikon and Sigma lenses, but with a few others like Rokinon/Samyang.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly some of the new Sigma Art lenses vs Nikon and Canon.
  • Workflow discusses image organization, raw conversion and post processing. Many examples show processing parameters for direct insight into how the image was converted.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to 28 megapixels filling up to 5K display, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

Want a preview? Click on any page below to see an excerpt as well as extensive blog coverage, for example on Nikon or on Canon or on Pentax.

f6.3 @ 1/5 sec, ISO 31; 2017-10-24 19:42:38 [focus stack 20 frames]
NIKON D850 + 60.0 mm f/2.8

[low-res image for bot]

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2008-2017 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.