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garry23

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Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« on: August 27, 2020, 11:52:50 AM »

NOTE: DOFIS only runs with the Lua fix build, or another build using the Lua fix module.

I've decided to publish the latest version of DOFIS as a different post to the previous version, as the latest version has been tweaked for use by photographers and videographers.

Simply, DOFIS is the only focus tool you need to use.

You can read about DOFIS and download the script here: http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/08/dofis-just-gets-better-and-better.html

As usual I welcome feedback on DOFIS.

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2020, 03:16:47 PM »
As you will see in this post (http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/08/dofis-now-diffraction-aware.html) I decided to add in a diffraction aware feature into DOFIS.

Enjoy!

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2020, 11:01:32 AM »
Things are moving on apace with DOFIS and I hope this latest update is of interest/value to some:

http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/08/dofis-update.html

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2020, 03:39:06 PM »
In this post I show how you can register your own lens in DOFIS: http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/08/dofis-registering-lens.html

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2020, 03:11:06 PM »
In this post I show how to use DOFIS to achieve perfect focus bracketing.

Plus the DOFIS UI has been updated to seamlessly integrate with the ML LV bars (so make sure you download the latest version from the link below).

http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/09/dofis-perfect-focus-bracketing.html

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2020, 03:49:41 PM »
In this post I'm pleased to introduce an auto focus bracketing feature into DOFIS.

Enjoy!

http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/09/dofis-auto-bracketing-mode.html

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2020, 01:50:04 PM »
Another day: another bit of the DOFIS story unfolds  :)

http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/09/dofis-tidying-up-things.html

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2020, 09:20:05 AM »
Although the main topic recently has been the R5/R6 developments, I've been plugging on making DOFIS the focus tool that everyone should have running on their camera: for photography or videography.

This latest release now allows DOFIS to be used with ML advanced bracketing.

http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/09/dofis-now-works-with-ml-advanced.html

As usual I welcome any feedback on DOFIS, especially ideas to make it better.

REMEMBER: DOFIS has been written using the Lua experimental fix build. Make sure you are using that build or the Lua module from it.

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2020, 03:43:56 PM »

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2020, 04:33:55 PM »
As some of the photographers may be interested, I've just updated my last blog post with an 11 shot, focused stacked, IR image, taken with the help of DOFIS: http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/09/dofis-eosm.html

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2020, 03:06:33 PM »
Just a update directed at refactoring and stabilising the code, ie no functionality change.

http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/09/dofis-bit-of-refactoring.html

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2020, 02:20:33 PM »

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2020, 03:36:44 PM »
Another uplift for my DOFIS script. This time addressing a couple of 'limitations' in ML Lua: around the RAW Spotmeter and ML Advanced Bracketing.

The latest version now allows semi-auto exposure bracketing in all auto focus bracketing modes, as well as when no focus bracketing has been selected.

The DOFIS exposure bracketing is based on 'only' telling DOFIS the ML spotmeter reading in the shadow region, after carrying out an ML ETTR.

http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/09/dofis-auto-perfect-focus-and-exposure.html

As usual I welcome any feedback on DOFIS, although I accept I may be the only lucky person using the script  :) ;)

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2020, 05:20:15 PM »
This post should be of interest to those photographers seeking out a 32 bit based workflow, when undertaking deep focus and high DR capture, ie beyond what a single image can achieve, even with Dual-ISO  ;)

http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/09/dofis-indoor-test-of-32-bit-focus-and.html

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2020, 10:01:43 AM »
A quick post for the photographers, especially those seeking to get more out of your post processing:

http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/09/dofis-dual-iso-16-bit-floating-point.html

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2020, 04:01:47 PM »
This post shows how DOFIS helps with virtual Medium Format photography:

http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/09/dofis-and-pseudo-medium-format.html

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2020, 02:35:38 PM »
In this post I cover the model for next major uplift to DOFIS, which will account for lens asymmetry, ie to cover the macro and pano photographers:

http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/09/dofis-start-of-major-update.html

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2020, 04:10:20 PM »
'Finally', as promised, here is the latest version of DOFIS, that now uses an asymmetric, split lens model.

This latest version gives the correct field of views (horizontally, vertically and diagonally) as the lens changes focus, ie fully modelling lens breathing.

It also 'correctly' estimates DoFs from macro to the deep far field, although DOFIS only reports relative DoFs greater than a mm ;)

For the pano photographers, DOFIS now estimates the position of the pano pivot point, ie relative to the sensor.

The latest post and info on DOFIS may be read here: http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/10/dofis-now-supports-macro-and-pano.html

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2020, 05:30:03 PM »
Another little bit of the DOFIS story. This post with generic value to those seeking perfect panos.

http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/10/perfect-panos-and-no-parallax-point.html

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2020, 12:03:28 PM »
More insight for the photographers using DOFIS: http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/10/more-on-pano-pivot-point.html

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2020, 12:54:18 PM »
More fun with ML and DOFIS. This time perfect '3 degree of freedom' bracketing: exposure, focus and composition:

http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/10/dofis-exposure-focus-and-pano-bracketing.html

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2020, 03:15:08 PM »
Some background stuff to help with DOFIS, ie find the pupil magnification of a lens: http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/10/a-poor-mans-optical-bench.html

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2020, 06:22:36 PM »

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2020, 05:51:13 PM »
I'm pleased to announce that DOFIS now fully supports the macro shooter: http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/10/dofis-now-for-macro-shooters.html

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Re: Focus feedback for Photographers and Videographers
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2020, 01:44:24 PM »
Not strictly DOFIS related, although this post uses the DOFIS model to give some rules of thumb to photographers seeking to get the most out of hyperfocal focusing: http://photography.grayheron.net/2020/10/the-hyperfocal-distance-understanding.html