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2013 Mac Pro: Focus Stacking with Helicon Focus

2014-01-16 updated 2014-02-06 • SEND FEEDBACK
Related: 2013 Mac Pro, focus stacking, gear, Helicon Focus, Mac Pro, Macs, memory

Get Mac Pro at B&H Photo. See also MPG’s computer gear wishlist as well as diglloyd-recommended performance packages for Mac Pro.

A big thanks to Other World Computing for loaning MPG the upgraded 2013 Mac Pro! Ditto for B&H Photo for loaning the 6-core Mac Pro. 64GB memory kit for 2013 Mac Pro provided by OWC.

Introduction

Helicon Focus does focus stacking for increasing depth of field, thus defying the limits otherwise set by diffraction.

Results

See the test machine configurations.

With four fewer cores and the same base clock speed, the 8-core 2013 Mac Pro beats out the 12 core 2010 model by a very noticeable 34%.

The 8-core 3.33 GHz Mac Pro beats out the 6-core 3.5 GHz by about 11%.

2013 Mac Pro performance: focus stacking with Helicon Focus
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