Focus stacking (an example)

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Dec 4, 2020
I just got a Sony A7R IV few days ago as a Christmas gift for myself. I migrated from Nikon D850 which is a fantastic camera but heavy particularly after you put some good glass on it.

As a new kid on the block, I have to learn this extremely high resolution camera but one of the features that is popularly missing is "focus stacking" (that is inherent in Nikon D850). So out of a need exploration, I decided to pursue this today in A7R IV. This was done using a wired remote but shifting the focus points to my liking on the subject. Aperture is f8 in aperture priority mode. Everything remained in auto focus mode.

I have read about using the RMT-P1BT for accomplishing this task but just to inform other users, you don't need that shutter release costing much more. A wired remote that is around $10 can do the job just as well if not better because you control every element of the focus stacking. I find it better than Nikon -- in terms of result and process that took about a minute.



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