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Sharks



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:58 am    Post subject: 2017 "High Magnification" Macro Setup (Automated) Reply with quote

This is the new setup i used to take high magnification macro photographs. The set is built directly on the "WeMacro" automatic rail system. I still can not test it fully, but compared to StackShot price-performance ratio is very high and at 10x does not have problems.


2017-Set-2 by Can Tunçer, on Flickr

2017-Set-3 by Can Tunçer, on Flickr

2017-Set-4 by Can Tunçer, on Flickr

2017-Set-5 by Can Tunçer, on Flickr

2017-Set-6 by Can Tunçer, on Flickr

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2017-Set-8 by Can Tunçer, on Flickr

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2017-Set-13 by Can Tunçer, on Flickr

2017-Set-14 by Can Tunçer, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:05 pm    Post subject: High Magnification" Macro Setup (Automated) Reply with quote

Great setup - just curious, what is the material you are using to cover the base board ?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:29 am    Post subject: Re: High Magnification" Macro Setup (Automated) Reply with quote

Vish_007 wrote:
Great setup - just curious, what is the material you are using to cover the base board ?

Thanks,


I use cheap carbon fiber vinyl Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW;

https://youtu.be/xXdAT-rRa0o

https://youtu.be/Jh92tJXQbV4
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sleek setup Sharks.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sharks,

Beautiful work!! You might consider replacing the "cone" adapter with a flat one. The cone type can cause some minor vignetting. With William's WeMacro and the Stackshot focus rail I've found using a simple cheap off-axis loading really helps, especially at high magnifications.

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=32361&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

As you've found diffusing the LED lamps is a good idea, many different options here with all sorts of things like cups, foam, tissue paper, wrapping and so on. Also moving the diffuser with the lens or fixing it are areas worth experimenting, but that's halve the fun doing the experimenting!!

Very nice setup.

Best,

Mike
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:47 am    Post subject: Re: 2017 "High Magnification" Macro Setup (Automat Reply with quote

Sharks wrote:
This is the new setup i used to take high magnification macro

Thanks for a very informative post with great pictures. What brand is your 4 way focusing rail? On looking on e-bay I see many similar items for around US$30, but have no idea of their quality.

Bill
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill,

Think this is directly from WeMacro. Another higher performance option is the iShoot 4 way that was posted here a few weeks ago, this look like a very well built dual axis rail.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:14 pm    Post subject: Re: 2017 "High Magnification" Macro Setup (Automat Reply with quote

billjanes1 wrote:
Sharks wrote:
This is the new setup i used to take high magnification macro

Thanks for a very informative post with great pictures. What brand is your 4 way focusing rail? On looking on e-bay I see many similar items for around US$30, but have no idea of their quality.

Bill


Thanks

I use it for this. But you can find it cheaper Smile

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-way-Macro-Focusing-Rail-Slider-Tripod-Bracket-uk-seller-/251486949347?hash=item3a8dca4fe3:g:UaUAAMXQydtTMwu2
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mawyatt wrote:
Sharks,

Beautiful work!! You might consider replacing the "cone" adapter with a flat one. The cone type can cause some minor vignetting. With William's WeMacro and the Stackshot focus rail I've found using a simple cheap off-axis loading really helps, especially at high magnifications.

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=32361&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

As you've found diffusing the LED lamps is a good idea, many different options here with all sorts of things like cups, foam, tissue paper, wrapping and so on. Also moving the diffuser with the lens or fixing it are areas worth experimenting, but that's halve the fun doing the experimenting!!

Very nice setup.

Best,

Mike


Thanks for advice Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the first photo:

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=33336
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very clean build ! Nice to see someone else using the Wemacro.
I got it myself but have not used it yet as i miss some parts like a sturdy base and som rigg för specimen for and a camera.. Optical breadboards seems way to expensive considering freight and VAT so searching for alternatives..

Looking at your first photo it seems to perform very well.
My setup is simular, hopefully i will get nice results like you !
Probably will copy your plastic cup diffuser setup Smile

Do you run the Wemacro with distance or number of steps ?

Hope you dont mind posting a picture of mine not so finished rig.
(sorry for the crappy lightning, snapshot with borrowed point and shoot)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

microman wrote:
Very clean build ! Nice to see someone else using the Wemacro.
I got it myself but have not used it yet as i miss some parts like a sturdy base and som rigg för specimen for and a camera.. Optical breadboards seems way to expensive considering freight and VAT so searching for alternatives..

Looking at your first photo it seems to perform very well.
My setup is simular, hopefully i will get nice results like you !
Probably will copy your plastic cup diffuser setup Smile

Do you run the Wemacro with distance or number of steps ?

Hope you dont mind posting a picture of mine not so finished rig.
(sorry for the crappy lightning, snapshot with borrowed point and shoot)


Thanks Smile

I use "number of steps" mode all the time. With this mode, I can visually adjust the shooting.

The plastic cup is one of the best diffusers Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sharks wrote:
mawyatt wrote:
Sharks,

Beautiful work!! You might consider replacing the "cone" adapter with a flat one. The cone type can cause some minor vignetting. With William's WeMacro and the Stackshot focus rail I've found using a simple cheap off-axis loading really helps, especially at high magnifications.

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=32361&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

As you've found diffusing the LED lamps is a good idea, many different options here with all sorts of things like cups, foam, tissue paper, wrapping and so on. Also moving the diffuser with the lens or fixing it are areas worth experimenting, but that's halve the fun doing the experimenting!!

Very nice setup.

Best,

Mike


Thanks for advice Smile


BTW this tactic really works. Thanks again Smile
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