Focus Stacking with the Fujifilm X-T2: On Tuesday I explained all the new features of the new Fujifilm X-T2 Firmware 4 update.

One of the features that people commented on a lot, both here and on my YouTube Channel was the one on Focus Stacking or Focus Bracketing.

So in this video, I explain how I have used the Focus Stacking features to create a highly detailed shot of my watch.

Focus Stacking with the Fujifilm X-T2: A few things to bear in mind:

  1. This is just a test and whilst I used a lot of frames, you can, of course, use anything from 2 to 999.
  2. I used the XF60m F2.4 Macro lens and F2.4 as I think that’s that lenses’ particular sweet spot.
  3. I used Lightroom to adjust the basic exposure before using the blending features in Photoshop.  I’m not sure if this can all be done in Lightroom. If it can, please let me know.

As mentioned in the film, I’m personally unlikely to use this technique that often, but I think it will be useful for macro, landscape and architectural type photographers should they want to use this kind of approach.

There was a very valid comment asked on the YouTube video; essentially, why can’t we just use a longer focal length lens at an f-stop of something like F16 or F22.

I tried to answer it with my understanding that finding the sweet spot of each lens is best and stacking, but somebody came along and explained it far more succinctly than I could:

Focus Stacking with the Fujifilm X-T2

This is a pretty rudimentary example of Focus Stacking with the Fujifilm X-T2 and the result is not perfect but hopefully, it shows you the steps that I used to achieve it.

As ever, any questions about Focus Stacking with the Fujifilm X-T2, leave them in the comments and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Happy Shooting!

Kevin

PS – if you do fancy subscribing to my YouTube Channel I’ll buy you a beer when we meet 🙂

 

 

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