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Amazing focus bracketing samples (OMD EM10 II)

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Tapper, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. Tapper

    Tapper Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 12, 2013
    Have you seen these yet?

    http://pen3.de/OMD_E-M10II/omd_e-m10ii.html

    Some amazing samples of photos made using the new focus bracketing feature. OMD Em10 II was used, but soon Em1 and EM5 II will also have this feature. Can't wait!

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  2. esnift

    esnift Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 17, 2013
    Boston, MA
    Dan
    Those dew covered insect shots are pretty amazing. Also like the idea of using focus stacking on a non macro level. Excited for FW 4.0!
     
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  3. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    All those images are great! Thanks for sharing the link.
     
  4. DavidF

    DavidF New to Mu-43

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    Aug 19, 2015
    Vermont
    Amazing is an understatement for those photos. I'd go with "jaw-dropping".

    Thanks so much for posting the link.
     
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  5. banj911

    banj911 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 12, 2014
    QLD Australia
    Wow, looking forward to this update very much now! Awesome potential it seems and great samples. Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. efoo

    efoo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Eddie
    Holy molly, those macro shots are incredible and sharp-as.
     
  7. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    While the OP pic is nice, I wonder why the top part of stick is out of focus?
     
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  8. efoo

    efoo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Eddie
    Good observation. Not only the top part of the stick, even the bottom part of the stick too. But the abrupt change from sharp to blurry of that top part of stick is interesting, is it part of the "side-effect" of this so-called focus bracketing?
     
  9. piggsy

    piggsy Mu-43 All-Pro

    If there's no shot in the stack of that part of the image in focus, it can't be in focus - a lot are 2.8 and even the few higher 4.5/5.6s don't get you much DOF at higher magnification, so the transition from something in and out of focus is as abrupt as it would be at that end of the stack as if it was a single shot at 2.8 (eg pretty much sub-mm wide DOF). If you were working with the whole stack and you didn't like it you could always throw in 2-3 smaller aperture shots and paint them in manually to smooth that out.

    Some of them look weird, like something strange going on with the perspective between shots - wonder if it corrects for focus breathing on the 60 (which I think goes to like a 40mm at 1:1?).
     
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  10. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    I think it looks like post-processing added blur.
     
  11. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    Looking forward to this feature as well.

    Wouldn't it be amazing if the new e-m1 ( and with update, other o-mds ) had this feature work in conjunction with the hi-res mode - 40mp, focus-stacked images.
     
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  12. Tapper

    Tapper Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 12, 2013
    Yes, that would be interesting. I think EM1 II will be revolutionary for M43, rather than evolutionary like the EM5 II and EM10 II. I hope it brings us many great new features, but especially a brand new sensor that takes us to the next level of MFT IQ.
     
  13. yendikeno

    yendikeno Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 5, 2015
    I agree - that is what it looks like to me as well.
     
  14. efoo

    efoo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Eddie
    Like a bigger size MFT sensor? But that would mean it is no longer MFT :p
     
  15. Tapper

    Tapper Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 12, 2013
    No, size has nothing to do with it. You're being facetious, but remember before the OMD people said M43 was stuck with 12mp, worse noise, and limited DR. If you don't follow news about sensor development you may not realize it, but we have not seen the end of what can be done with a M43 sensor.
     
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