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Laser aiming and focus in photomacrography
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tevans9129



Joined: 30 Nov 2017
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great idea, thanks for all the info. I am a beginner in this macro photography process and finding the subject through the viewfinder has been very frustrating for me, this should help immensely. Just came from my shop and everything is done just waiting for a battery holder. Thanks again, happy I found this forum. Ted
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Chris S.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ted, welcome to the forum! Very Happy

Thanks for letting me know the info was helpful. Makes me happy! (Thanks, too, to those who expressed kind words earlier in the thread. As the many contributors to this forum well understand, these are much-appreciated.)

tevans9129 wrote:
Just came from my shop and everything is done just waiting for a battery holder.

You have more patience than I do. I'd surely be taping batteries and wire together right now. . . . Very Happy enjoy your laser!

--Chris S.
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tevans9129



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris S. wrote:
Ted, welcome to the forum! Very Happy

Thanks for letting me know the info was helpful. Makes me happy! (Thanks, too, to those who expressed kind words earlier in the thread. As the many contributors to this forum well understand, these are much-appreciated.)

tevans9129 wrote:
Just came from my shop and everything is done just waiting for a battery holder.

You have more patience than I do. I'd surely be taping batteries and wire together right now. . . . Very Happy enjoy your laser!

--Chris S.


Thanks for the welcome...I found this forum due to your bratcam article on another forum and so glad that I did. It is a great source for those of us that are ignorant of the macro part of photography.
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Yawns



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so glad this post is on again.. looked for this before but couldn't find it ...

I got some laser diodes.. 1€ each (France.. not China) .. to make a laser pointer for the camera...
- 5V
- 650 nm
- 5 mW

the thing is.. i'm using a 4,5 V battery ...the beam looks fine when I point to a wall, even a distant wall ... but the beam coming out through the objective is very dim ... I only can see it over the insect in the dark .. mmmm. something is escaping to me here......
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Chris S.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice bargain, Yawns!

Yawns wrote:
. . . the beam looks fine when I point to a wall, even a distant wall ... but the beam coming out through the objective is very dim ... I only can see it over the insect in the dark .. mmmm. something is escaping to me here......

The beam will be darker after traveling through an objective that it would be simply shining on a wall. And the higher the magnification of the objective, the dimmer will be the beam. This said, I have no trouble using my laser (of the same output rating) even with my 100x/0.70 objective. For this, however, I do turn off the room lights.

--Chris S.
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