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 **Summary: keep your lens in one place as much as possible.  For larger subjects, focus by ring, not by rail.** **Summary: keep your lens in one place as much as possible.  For larger subjects, focus by ring, not by rail.**
  
-By the way, there'​s nothing that says you have to turn the focus ring by hand ("​manual"​). ​ Many lenses come equipped with motors that are usually used for automatic focus ("AF motor"​),​ but those motors can also be controlled by software running in a computer or tablet that is tethered to the camera.  ​+By the way, there'​s nothing that says you have to turn the focus ring by hand ("​manual"​). ​ Many lenses come equipped with motors that are usually used for automatic focus ("AF motor"​),​ but those motors can also be controlled by software running in a computer or tablet that is tethered to the camera.  ​Some modern cameras can even shoot by-ring focus stacks by themselves, entirely controlled by firmware and controls in the camera rather than by an attached device.
  
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stacker/docs/troubleshooting/ringversusrail.txt · Last modified: 2019/11/04 16:00 by rjlittlefield
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