A wild thought in a slow afternoon: a lot of cameras support exposure bracketing. Wouldn't it be cool if one can do focus stacking in-camera? Any camera already do that? Using external remote software seems cumbersome.
Something like: set camera to rapid shot (say 10 shots of more). Aim and compose. Then press and hold shutter release... camera shoots 10 shots with +/- an epsilon focusing distance from the first shot with epsilon being a tunable parameter.
ya i think it'll be usefull, especially at night shoot with large aperture lens where u can miss the focus by a bit, one function to bracket the focusing distance per constant value would be appreciated
To think abt it, to automate the full stacking process, it will require the lens to traverse through a series of focusing distance, would it be better to built this feature in future macro lenses? Maybe a switch call stacking mode and incorporate with CH mode On body to take a series of pics from MFD to 0.5m?