Setup And Field Advice

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  1. Hi Steve,
    I’m struggling with the concept that smaller apertures will make for faster stack sequences. Would apertures at say, f8 or 11 lead to a slower shutter speed an therefore slower stack process?

    1. OK, I just watched it again and my question is answered: greater DOF will make for fewer frames to get through it.

  2. Hi Steve have you heard about Helicon FB Tube it is the automatic focus bracketing tube. I have the D500 or D5 camera’s which do not have focus Stack option so I purchased this tube & this course to do focus stacking. Would I be correct in assuming that settings & techniques presented here are all viable to use with my set-up? It makes sense to me that they would as this tube should do the auto focus portion if I understand this correctly! Any thoughts
    Thanks Ray

  3. I am not a native English speaker. Is there any auto English caption generating function in your vimeo video, just like that in Youtube? Thanks.

    1. Hi Eric –

      Unfortunately not. If the course isn’t going to work out, let me know and we can issue a refund.

  4. I am using a D850 and cannot get the histogram or the exposure bar to show in Live View. Watched the Histogram video a number of times and been all through the menus. Is the D780 screen that much different?


    1. Never mind. Watched it one more time and figured it out.


  5. Recently purchases Nikon D780. Struggled with getting answers to problems with Focus Shift that Nikon support didn’t seem able to answer: ie. why camera stopped shooting before full count. You series of videos have answered questions I didn’t even know I had: ie. diffraction.
    Thank you.

  6. Hi Steve,

    First of all I’d like to say this is a great course. I already have learned a lot about the focus shift function and it works very well with my landscape photography.
    I have a problem with my 150mm macro Sigma lens. It is an old lens, but AF and it is a HSM lens, so if I understood your lesson well, it should have to work on my Nikon Z7 body. However I have tried several times now, but it doesn’t seem to work. My Nikon Z24-70mm does the job all right, so the setting cannot be the problem. Have you heard of anyone else having this problem?
    Thanks in advance

    1. Sigma has to reverse engineer the AF input for their lenses, so sometimes when there’s a problem with newer bodies. Often updated firmware is necessary, so that’s probably the first step.

  7. Great course, thanks for that. I find a little problem with focus peaking during focus shift shooting. I use my Nikon D850 and has it set-up as explained here. Focus shift shooting requires auto-focus to be switched on. However, focus peaking only seems to work with auto-focus switched off. What am I missing? Thanks in advance

  8. I was too soon with my question. I saw in the field demo that indeed you switch between auto-focus on or off to access either the focus shift function or the focus peaking.
    Thanks, Ed

  9. What if I don’t have “Peaking Highlights” on my D850? On mine, the d10 setting is for LCD Illumination 🙁 Yet oddly enough Peaking Highlight Color is there at d8 on it’s own (instead of under “peaking highlights”). *confused*

    1. Never mind lol

  10. I have Focus Peaking on my iMenu but I can’t get the sensitivity changed from Off (Z7 II)

    1. That’s odd – are you using an adapted lens (third party)? Sometimes things like that can through it off. It shouldn’t though.

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