Sunday, 2 August 2020

Olympus in-camera focus stacking is a game changer

I thought I'd try out the Olympus in camera focus stacking again. Sadly there were no butterflies but I managed to find a grasshopper that was willing to model for me.
The Olympus in camera focus stacking is a real game changer for close-up macro photography allowing you to shoot with a wide aperture to blur the background but still get more of your subject in focus.
The images below show the difference the in camera focus stacking can make, the bottom image shows the very shallow depth of field with just the grasshoppers head being in focus when shot at F3.5. With the focus stacking being used in the top image you can see a lot more of the grasshopper is in focus with the background still nicely out of focus.

ISO200, F3.5, 1/620th sec, handheld with IBIS. 5 images focus stacked.


ISO200, F3.5, 1/620th sec, handheld with IBIS.

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