Focus Bracketing with Panasonic G

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Lufthummel, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Lufthummel

    Lufthummel Mu-43 Regular

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  2. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

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    Barry
    Hi, interesting, but your listing in the Play store is missing a description of what the app does, how it connects,many which cameras it works with.

    Barry
     
  3. Lufthummel

    Lufthummel Mu-43 Regular

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    There is a user guide in the description. Basically the app shots a picture, move the focus, shot the next one until you have created a series of photos with different focus. Then you have to load them into a program like Helicon Focus or CombineZ to create a focus stack. With this technique you can easily create pictures with an extreme depth of field. This is very useful for macro photographers. Here another example:

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  4. ThomD

    ThomD Mu-43 Veteran

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    That's a cool idea. I'll need to try it.
     
  5. Lufthummel

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  6. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I assume Photoshop can also combine them?
     
  7. Lufthummel

    Lufthummel Mu-43 Regular

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    Yes, but it becomes very slow if you are using more then 10 images. In my Flickr album you can find two PS examples.
     
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  10. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

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    But the latest G7 firmware can do Focus bracketing by itself, wouldn't that also work?
     
  11. bahamot

    bahamot Mu-43 Regular

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    Latest firmware for gx8, g7 and gh4 is post focus. While can be use for focus stacking, it's limited to 8Mpixel, not the full resolution.
     
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  12. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I have this app. it is useful if you do a lot of macro (which I do). Very useful for stuff like wasp nests where you want to take a series but don't want to stay close. Very inexpensive for what you get.
     
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  13. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    L0n3Gr3yW0lf Mu-43 Regular

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    Doesn't work with Panasonic GX7 unfortunately. Even though the camera and the smartphone are connected the App doesn't connect to the camera, even though it finds the WiFi Connection. A real pity, I bought the app hoping it works.
     
  14. bahamot

    bahamot Mu-43 Regular

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    It works with my GX7, there's definitely something wrong there.