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Hasselblad X1D
Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5

4-Frame Focus Stack (Frosty Table)

Focus stacking is all but a necessity for high quality using medium format over a significant near-to-far subject, due to depth of field requirements.

For this particular scene, not even f/16 could have captured more than half the table sharply, and that would have degraded everything badly by diffraction, the fine frost being crucial to render with high micro contrast.

Frosty Table

Adobe Camera Raw 9.8.0.692. View ACR settings.

This 4-frame focus stack was shot at f/11 and then assembled with Zerene Stacker. A great deal of touchup was needed in spite of perfect technical execution.

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f11 @ 1/8 sec focus stack 4 frames, ISO 100; 2017-03-01 08:16:03
Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 @ 24.6mm equiv (30mm)

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