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Offline Maheshp

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Full subject in focus
« on: August 27, 2018, 11:16:29 PM »
Hi,

How to get full watch in focus at 45 degree side angle?
I have used nikon macro 105mm but didn't get fully sharpen image

Reference image in the link which I have wanted to achieve
https://www.helioswatchstore.com/titan-edge-ceramic

Thank you 

Offline Hankosaurus

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Re: Full subject in focus
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2018, 07:13:36 AM »
Hello Maheshp.

The options that I know of are these.

1.  Use a smaller aperture to increase depth of field.

2.  Use a tilt-able axis lens (perspective control lens).

3.  Reduce the angle to less than 45 degrees so that all the face of the watch falls within the available depth of field.

4.  Focus stacking.  Take a series of images with different subject focus planes and integrate them with software to increase apparent depth of field in the combined image.

Maybe others here will have some other ideas.  Good luck with it.

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Offline bitublack

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Re: Full subject in focus
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2018, 03:04:13 PM »
In addition to the above points, you may want to try a wider angle lens. The 105 macro at its closest focusing distance will offer a pretty shallow DOF even if it is stopped down.

If you have the option, move a bit further away from the subject.

If you want to try the focus stacking alternative, for your specific requirement, you can try the following technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=271n4yFigfY. This is not feasible in all scenarios, but may work for you.

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Re: Full subject in focus
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 07:56:17 PM »
The link you have shared is 0.5MPix 300dpi image good for web

Reference image in the link which I have wanted to achieve
https://www.helioswatchstore.com/titan-edge-ceramic

If you want your output at such small size there is one more thing you can do i.e. crop it. (I would call it fake it)

You increase cam to subject distance (Keeping sweet F8) till you get required DOF and then crop to required size.
On a 20Mpix sensor this will be easy.
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