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Lindaavitt



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:54 pm    Post subject: StackShot Positioning Reply with quote

I have the basic 100-mm StackShot and will be using either a 100 mm macro lens or the ME-65 lens on a 5d mark iii. I'd be surprised if any of my subjects are ever over 2 cm deep.

With that setup, to minimize any sort of wobble or torque on the rails, is there an optimum area I should use? By that I mean, should I set up the stack in the middle of the rails? Towards either end? Does it matter?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good question, I haven't seen anything about that.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On mine there's a bit of wobble coming from the motor end. So at the other end, the rails are held, and the source of the wobble is further away.

With the 100mm you could be using it for something like a flower, more than 2" deep, but yes, the field of view would change by about a third as well as perspective altering, so it's not ideal at all.
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