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Stacked Gears | by Mike Cialowicz
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Stacked Gears

A stacked macro image made up of five separate photos taken at f/22, and combined using CombineZP. I used a Nikon 105/2.8 VR micro (macro) lens and a 62mm B+W NL +5 close-up lens on top of that to give me greater than 1:1 reproduction.

 

At f/22, diffraction was well-beyond setting in on my crop-sensor... but I wasn't having much luck shooting at f/8 and using 15+ thinner slices to make the composite image (CombineZP wasn't handling more than 6 or 7 files well).

 

So, what is it? A cufflink made from an old watch movement!

 

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Taken on January 16, 2011