XF Update and Focus Stacking Mode

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XF Update and Focus Stacking Mode

Postby Ross Floyd » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:21 pm

Is there any way to trigger the focus stacking mode remotely? Eg from the computer after I have set the near/far focus points?

This would be really helpful so I don't have to touch the camera at all after everything is set.

Currently I have to push the rear AEL/AFL button to initiate.. which is ok, but the less I touch the camera the more successful my stacking macro shots will be.
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Re: XF Update and Focus Stacking Mode

Postby JonathanS » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:08 am

Any update on this? I will be purchasing an XF to replace my DF+ next week and am very interested in the focus stacking feature. I currently use a Stackshot controller and a custom bellows system to initiate focus stacks.

Also, is it easy to lock the mirror up when capturing a focus stack? From what I understand when you press the mirror-up button the mirror stays up until you press the button again. Can this be done from C1?

I will be using a IQ150 and XF.
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Re: XF Update and Focus Stacking Mode

Postby JonathanS » Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:52 am

Ross Floyd wrote:Is there any way to trigger the focus stacking mode remotely? Eg from the computer after I have set the near/far focus points?


Phase One any updates on this?

I just ordered the XF - any other users have any feedback on the focus stacking feature?
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Re: XF Update and Focus Stacking Mode

Postby Ulf » Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:37 pm

Hi

Not currently but we sure have plans for the future.
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Re: XF Update and Focus Stacking Mode

Postby Ross Floyd » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:36 pm

Ulf wrote:Hi

Not currently but we sure have plans for the future.



Ulf!

thanks for the response, Another feature that would be really helpful is to be able to shorten or lengthen the time between the focus stacking shots. Although fast fast fast is nice, many times the camera is too fast for my profoto D4 packs to recharge all of the way, Especially when they are at FULL power in the studio while shooting things like jewelry that require a lot of stacking and a lot of of light.
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Re: XF Update and Focus Stacking Mode

Postby Jon » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:07 pm

Ross Floyd wrote:thanks for the response, Another feature that would be really helpful is to be able to shorten or lengthen the time between the focus stacking shots. Although fast fast fast is nice, many times the camera is too fast for my profoto D4 packs to recharge all of the way, Especially when they are at FULL power in the studio while shooting things like jewelry that require a lot of stacking and a lot of of light.


The best way to do this right now is to place the camera in Vibration mode when you do the focus stack. in Auto mode this will generally be at a least 1 second between captures, or turn off auto vibration and the vibration delay will become the amount of time between captures. (up to 8 seconds).
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Re: XF Update and Focus Stacking Mode

Postby FPL » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:42 pm

JonathanS wrote:I currently use a Stackshot controller and a custom bellows system to initiate focus


BTW. Are you using cable from controller to press shutter?
In such case it probably will not work with XF.
PO announced adapter for using DF cable releases with XF, but AFAIK it still isn't available.
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Re: XF Update and Focus Stacking Mode

Postby Ross Floyd » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:45 pm

Thanks Jon! That seems to work great.
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Re: XF Update and Focus Stacking Mode

Postby Digital Transitions, Doug » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:31 pm

XF Cable release is available and in stock:
https://digitaltransitions.com/product- ... se-cables/

Comes in two lengths
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Re: XF Update and Focus Stacking Mode

Postby FPL » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:04 pm

And adapter for DF compatible cable release for XF is also available?
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