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d-Studio, Ltd is developing and supporting Mac version of Helicon Focus under the joint venture with Helicon Soft Ltd.

Articles about Helicon Focus

Shooting Flowers with Helicon Focus (Russ Greene)

"...When you get in really close you see things that you can't very well observe with the naked eye. It's like a whole other world..."

Extending Depth of Field—Helicon Focus (Bill Stormont)

"...I'd seen amazing results of micro- and macro subjects using Helicon's software, so I downloaded the free demo to try it with a landscape I shot specifically for that purpose last weekend..."

Helicon Focus. Stacking Photomicrographic Images (Better Photographs)

"...My particular interest in image stacking comes from the desire to produce photomicrographs of butterfly and moth scales, pollen grains and other minute plant structures with far more depth of field than I could obtain with film..."

Rapid and Inexpensive Reconstruction of 3D Structures for Micro-Objects Using Common Optical Microscopy (Viatcheslav Berejnov)

"...Using Helicon Focus we reconstruct the 3D surface of the three very different microscopic samples: the optical calibration standard, the regular square mesh, and the microstructured irregular network of the carbon filaments. ..."

Más PdC en tus fotos Macro? (Yuribass)

"…De los programas existentes en el mercado actualmente, el que mejores resultados me ha dado ha sido Helicon Focus . Es el único que soporta el formato Raw, funciona sobre Mac OS X y Windows a la perfeción, la velocidad de procesado de las imágenes es sorprendente y la calidad de la imagen final para dejar la boca abierta…"

Líquen en 3d (Yuribass)

"...Explorando las posibilidades del software de Helicon Focus, he descubierto una herramienta sorprendente. Se trata de la capacidad de representar en 3d la escena que hemos fotografiado. ..."

Depth of Field Magic (Keith Park)

"...The project is to produce a photograph we have labelled 'Impossible Money', it is a selection of coins..."

Tabletop Focus Challenge (Larry Guyer)

"...I was amazed, it was magical that a half dozen "mostly out-of-focus images could be assembled as one sharp, clear, perfectly aligned image. I'm a believer!..."

Extended Focus Images (Robin D. Myers)

"...When combined by Helicon Focus, the resulting image is sharp from corner to corner..."


"...It is, I suspect, the first arguably mature form of a tool which makes possible a whole new way of working with cameras, even when the subject matter is challenging due to movement..."

Improving My Photography, An Inquiry Into Lens Diffraction (Bill Lockhart)

"...And, in the meantime, I will think about buying a good tilt shift lens, but frankly, why not just buy the Helicon Focus software and save myself about $1,200?..."

Depth of Field (Ashok Kandimalla)

"...As a thumb rule remember that stopping down the aperture by two stops will double the DOF range..."

Wildlife Photography. July 2005 (Joe and Mary Ann McDonald's)

"...I rarely get excited about software, if for no other reason than I simply don't have the time to learn something new..."

Wildlife Photography. August 2006 (Joe and Mary Ann McDonald's)

"...Each shot showed only a small area in focus, but the Helicon Focus filter blended them seamlessly into a final shot that was, one, in complete focus and, two, had a larger image size than I could have obtained when I tried to shoot both insects parallel..."

Unlimited Sharpness With Helicon Focus. Helicon Focus gives you the ability to cheat depth-of-field limitations (George D. Lepp And Kathryn Vincent Lepp)

"...Each shot showed only a small area in focus, but the Helicon Focus filter blended them seamlessly into a final shot that was, one, in complete focus and, two, had a larger image size than I could have obtained when I tried to shoot both insects parallel..."

MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro lens, nice to meet you (Bart_van_der_Wolf)

"...Because the total DOF at the optimal aperture (f/8.0) is only something like 0.14 mm, it requires the stacking of multiple focus plane shots to get a reasonable DOF coverage, and Helicon Focus is one of those applications that makes life a lot easier if you have to do a lot of focus stacking..."

The Focal Lengths Of Macro (George D. Lepp)

"...The longer focal length of the 180mm lens kept the background out of focus while I rendered the buds sharp using five exposures and Helicon Focus software..."

Digital Basics For Outdoor Photography (George D. Lepp)

"...New software can even help you produce images with nearly unlimited depth of field..."

Wildlife Photography. May-June 2008. More on the Helicon Focus Filter (Joe and Mary Ann McDonald's)

"...The Helicon Focus filter will do it, provided I can get a snake to sit still long enough!..."

Image Stacking with Helicon Focus (Peter Fotes)

"...Stacking two lenses using a filter ring made for this purpose to get in a bit closer..."

Helicon Focus. An insanely great application (Thomas Pindelski)

"...So any time you need extreme depth of field and your subject is stationary, this $30 application is just what the doctor ordered..."

The promise of infinite focus (Craig Lamson)

"...I’m a photographer…not a software wiz. I don’t really know what’s happening “under the hood” but it works and works very well..."

The Focal Lengths Of Macro (George D. Lepp)

"...Helicon focus has provided a simple and enormously effective way of addressing this problem using image or focus stacks..."

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