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VIP
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Re: I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)

"Not legally."

 

Then don't do it.  Smiley Happy

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Re: I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)

For focus stacking do I need to use continuous light or flash?

 

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Re: I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)

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Either but you do need proper exposures.  You do need a post editor like Lightromm or Photoshop.  There are others but these two are the best, IMHO.  You can google 'focus stacking' and get some good hits.

Basically what you do is get different parts of the subject in focus not worrying about the rest that isn't.  The stacking software picks and chooses the sharpest parts of all the shots and 'stacks' them into one photo.

 

 Lo and behold everything is sharp!  Smiley Happy

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Re: I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)

fs23.jpg

 

This is the result now with f/11 focus stacking (maybe not perfect, just testing). tripod with 2 secs delay, w/ 2 flash. kit lens 18-55mm, still in raw files.

 

any more suggestion to get the clarity of the diamond, I already tried to change the position of the flash.

 

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Re: I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)

Nice!

Did you get or do you have Lightroom?  If you do you might try to add some 'Clarity' to the shot.  It is a slider setting in LR.  Do it after you do the focus stacking but don't go overboard. Less is more!

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Re: I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)

my boss needs more clarity in diamond for brochure, should i experiment more on light or do I badly need a macro lens to get that clarity.

 

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Re: I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)

A little Clarity added to your shot in LR.

 

original.jpg

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Re: I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)

That is still your photo with just some post editing done in LR.  I upped the Clarity slider to about 50.

 

 Of course a better dedicated macro lens is going to produce better shots.  How much better and whether it is worth it, is up to you but macro lenses are tuned to do just this type of work.

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Re: I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)

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How can I fix this white balance thing, I tried looking online but I only got this fix.\

The diamond is very dull looking.

 

micro-pave-round-gray-diamond-engagement-ring-b.jpg

 

He needs more something close to this one. with my current technique and setup. I know I cannot achieve like that one, but maybe close to that for brochure. I know this is retouched.

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Re: I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)

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Do you mean you want the BG to be perfect white?

 

original.jpg

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