Microscopy NZ

Focus Stacking

Often used in macro-photography, focus-stacking allows a series of images taken over a series of focal planes to be combined into one plane of sharp focus. The effect being somewhat similar to an extended focus image derived from a confocal z-series. Unlike a confocal, this method can be used on a standard brightfield microscope, ideally with a motorised focus.

Interesting Things

Important Dates

Revamped at last, the new MNZ site aims to get us all engaging a little more and sharing stories and interesting snippets of news, as well as useful information.

We're spread all over the country and some of us can't get out much, so let's start telling each other what we're up to.

Please send ideas, images, updates to staff and equipment to the webpage editor for inclusion on the website. This stuff can't be made up without your help. See the Contact page for details.

The next MNZ conference will be held at Waikato University from the 11th to 14th of November 2019. It promises a very different conference with an emphasis on communication and integration of suppliers with the conference attendees.

Contact Helen Turner at the University of Waikato for any information not found on the conference website.

Convalaria focus-stack image from 34 images taken at 0.5µm steps over 17µm using a standard brightfield microscope.