Flower – Field Demo You cannot view this unit as you're not logged in yet. Post navigationPrevious post: John Oliver Cabin – Field DemoNext post: Gray Tree Frog – Field Demo 10 thoughts on “Flower – Field Demo” Ira Grimes October 11, 2020 Which lens were you using? Reply Steve_Perry October 12, 2020 In this video it’s the 105 macro (AF-S) Reply Mike Gifford October 14, 2020 Steve, what’s the make and model of the shoe mount external monitor you’re using? Is this an Atomos Shinobi display? Reply Steve_Perry October 14, 2020 It’s a Ninja V 🙂 I only use it for screen recording though – I don’t use it when I’m out stacking and not doing a demo 😀 Reply Robert Ozibko October 23, 2020 Hi Steve! I am having a great time going through your video. I have a question: When photographing a flower or any other non-animal subject why can’t we use, say, a very thin ruler or any other gizmo easy to set focus on and set it just in front of the first area of focus needed so we get a few slices of focus in front of the critical focus to insure we are not missing that first part of the subject. With some flowers, such as the one you used for demonstration it may also cut the time it takes to unsure correct focus. ?? Reply Steve_Perry October 24, 2020 You could, but keep in mind showing you how I do it takes substantially longer than actually doing it 🙂 In the field, I get focus set almost instantly – it would literally take me longer to reach over to my bag to grab a target than it does to just set it as shown. Reply Michael Steinman December 11, 2020 What memory card would you recommend using with a Nikon D850 for focus shift shooting? I imagine if you are doing a hundred shots, or so, the memory buffer would quickly fill up and the process would slow down dramatically. Am I correct to assume this? Would the process of photo shifting be faster with a qxd card, as opposed to a regular sd card, or is there another bottleneck that keeps the process slow? Reply Steve_Perry December 20, 2020 I typically use a CF express and have never had an issue. The thing is, it’s not running at full frame rate. I think the D850 takes a shot once every 0.5~1 second or so. Reply wellsmalcolm March 13, 2021 Hi Steve, great tutorial, successfully tried the process several times and then suddenly Z5 is going through preparation but then only taking one image, camera on AF, and I am unaware that I changed any setting between the successful trials and the unsuccessful ones. Regards Malcolm Reply Steve March 19, 2021 I wish I had an answer for this. I had someone else tell me their Z5 refused to work for focus shift shooting too. If it says “preparing” and it’s going through the stack, there may be something wrong with the camera. However, there is a slight chance that if you are already close to infinity (especially with a wide lens) that you only need a single shot to pull it off so the camera just takes the one image. Best way to test is to focus close, wide F/stop, and try it that way. Reply Leave a Reply to Michael Steinman Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.