Best lens support system for horizontal setup

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SallyFungi
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Best lens support system for horizontal setup

Post by SallyFungi »

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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Post by TheDocAUS »

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/varia ... ith-clamps

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

Michael

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Post by SallyFungi »

Thanks. I'll take a look at those.
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Re: Best lens support system for horizontal setup

Post by Deanimator »

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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