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SallyFungi



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject: Best lens support system for horizontal setup Reply with quote

I'd like to convert my current setup from vertical to horizontal for a couple of reasons, mainly for ease of manipulating the specimen.

What are the easiest/cheapest/best ways of supporting the lens?

I have a WeMacro vertical stand and will purchase the kit to change it to horizontal.

My setup:
Canon 6D
Nikon 200mm tube lens
20x mitutoyo
Stackshot

Thanks,
Sally
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TheDocAUS



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sally

MJKZZ and WeMacro have differing solutions to that question. Looks like WeMacro may better suit your needs:

https://www.wemacro.com/?product=ring-support-for-lens

http://www.mjkzz.com/product-page/variable-tube-system-with-clamps

Or just buy the parts you need off eBay/Amazon, help here: https://www.closeuphotography.com/42mm-setup

Michael
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SallyFungi



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I'll take a look at those.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2500967
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Best lens support system for horizontal setup Reply with quote

SallyFungi wrote:
I'd like to convert my current setup from vertical to horizontal for a couple of reasons, mainly for ease of manipulating the specimen.

Ironically, I created a rig convertible between horizontal and vertical orientation for exactly the opposite reason!

I agree with other comments regarding Wemacro's fixture(s). I don't generally use optical setups in an horizontal orientation that require support, but their stuff looks well designed.
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