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mawyatt



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a couple items that are available from Wemacro or you can assemble one from components from eBay. The ball heads are available in many sizes and inexpensive, this is a small size.

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Mike


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anvancy



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yawns wrote:
I use a stage rather than a flexible arm .. I find it easier this way .. very easy to place a background...



the stage allows me to lay several diffusers very easy



for a specimen holder I use a ping-pong ball, cut in 2 halves, filled with plasticine (to make it heavy) and taped back to original position ... the ball over a metal ring ... this is a very chaeap way to have tilt and rotation virtually in any direction and makes tunning the insect positioning very easy



Can you please give some more inputs on that specific image where you have placed multiple sheets as diffusers and then a plastic tube type on the lens? How do you determine how many papers/sheets to use?

Thanks
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SrLobo



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yawns wrote:


for a specimen holder I use a ping-pong ball, cut in 2 halves, filled with plasticine (to make it heavy) and taped back to original position ... the ball over a metal ring ... this is a very chaeap way to have tilt and rotation virtually in any direction and makes tunning the insect positioning very easy



Thanks for this ping pong design I changed the interior to an old mouse ball, its heavy and being round it's always kept at the bottom.

I pierced the ball with a needle, covered the interior with some tape and hold it with some blue thing used to hold posters in the walls ( blutack )

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Deanimator



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my PVC creations:



It's somewhat obscured in this picture, but it gives you some idea. The platform is attached to a mini ballhead, that allows the angle to be adjusted in concert with the angle of the PVC piece onto which it's attached. The front legs ensure that it doesn't fall forward.
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