1. Reyno1969's Avatar
    Since my last posts here http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...st2562612.html I've gotten myself a cheap mini tripod and focusing rail.
    I've been playing around with my Lumia1020 to do some amateur macro, but was never happy with the shallow depth of field (see first image)
    so today I tried focus stacking for the first time, I'm quite impressed with results this phone can come up with!
    There's a soft spot at the top of the bug due to the on screen menu in camera being in the way, lesson learnt, i'll frame my shot better next time.
    31 shots taken at various focal points with WB set to cloudy, shutter speed 1/70, iso 100, and I used touch screen auto focus (hair pin makes a great stylus ;) ) with natural light.
    You can see the lens I used in the link above.

    First shot in the sequence showing shallow DoF

    Completed shot after merging in photoshop, with a little additional sharpening and colour/tone adjustments.
    dversa, acilsan, tweedie and 2 others like this.
    06-06-2014 09:00 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Would the all-in-focus function of Nokia Refocus produce comparable results?
    Guytronic likes this.
    06-06-2014 06:57 PM
  3. Reyno1969's Avatar
    Ok I just put that app to the test - and the short answer is no.
    First off it didn't focus the whole object when I used all in focus, secondly you've got no control over camera settings (iso, shutter speed, wb & so-on) finally you can't save as raw-dng so you lose all the benefits of lossless zoom, on a plus though it can be used as a tool for finding your min and max focal length whilst doing close up shots.
    Compare the below "Refocus" app pic with the focused stacked image in the op and decide for yourself.
    xandros9 likes this.
    06-07-2014 03:08 AM

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