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-====== Using ControlMyNikon ======+====== Using ControlMyNikon To Step Focus ======
  
 [[http://www.controlmynikon.com/|ControlMyNikon]] is a inexpensive piece of 3rd party software that can automatically control your Nikon camera from a Windows computer to shoot a focus stack.  ControlMyNikon comes with a comprehensive set of video tutorials, but it can take quite a while to watch those and pick out the few bits you really need to get started.  This tutorial is intended to be a quick-start guide for new users of ControlMyNikon v2.9. [[http://www.controlmynikon.com/|ControlMyNikon]] is a inexpensive piece of 3rd party software that can automatically control your Nikon camera from a Windows computer to shoot a focus stack.  ControlMyNikon comes with a comprehensive set of video tutorials, but it can take quite a while to watch those and pick out the few bits you really need to get started.  This tutorial is intended to be a quick-start guide for new users of ControlMyNikon v2.9.
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 ===== Choosing Good Step Size and Number of Slices ===== ===== Choosing Good Step Size and Number of Slices =====
  
-The step size per slice depends on your lens and settings.  At f/16, 100 steps per slice is a good value for initial testing.+The step size per slice depends on your lens and settings.  At f/16, a step size of 100 per slice is a good value for initial testing.
  
 Here is a good procedure for getting a better value: Here is a good procedure for getting a better value:
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-  *  Once you know a good step size for one aperture, then you can calculate step sizes for other apertures because they're proportional to the f-number.  For example if you can use 80 steps at f/8, then use 160 steps for f/16 but only 56 steps at f/5.6.  In this case the number of steps is just 10 times the f-number.  The multiplier will be different for other lenses and for different focal lengths with a zoom lens.+  *  Once you know a good step size for one aperture, then you can calculate step sizes for other apertures because they're proportional to the f-number.  For example if you can use a step size of 80 at f/8, then use step size 160 for f/16 but only step size 56 at f/5.6.  In this case the step size is just 10 times the f-number.  The multiplier will be different for other lenses and for different focal lengths with a zoom lens.
  
 Now, to determine the number of slices: Now, to determine the number of slices:
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