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2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max: Helicon Focus

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MPG tested the Apple 16.2" MacBook Pro with M1 Max Chip Z14X000HR, a maxed-out model in all ways except 4TB SSD instead of the maximum 8TB SSD.

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2019 iMac 5K

Helicon Focus and Zerene Stacker are both excellent for focus stacking but Helicon Focus is dramatically faster to do the stack. However, Helicon Focus I have found requires more touch-up work (which can take minutes to hours!), so I do all my work in Zerene Stacker to minimize the use of my time.

Still, for a super fast way to see how a stack is going to work out, Helicon Focus is so fast that it‘s very useful for a quick look. And it’s also possible that somehow I have missed a way to use Helicon Focus with fewer edge artifact issues.

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Results

Nothing special here for the 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max, but it matches the 10-core 2020 iMac 5K.

This stack uses 20 16-bit 45-megapixel images from the Nikon D850. See Nikon D850 'Focus Shift shooting' feature for Easy Focus Stacking.

2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max vs 2019 iMac 5K, 2020 iMac 5K, 2019 Mac Pro: focus stacking in Helicon Focus
2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max
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