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    I read this paragraph online, what's the hardware for this?

    Focusing Stage

    The normal method of getting a subject in focus during macro work is to adjust the lens to the approximate focus point and then move the camera / lens backwards and forwards to achieve optimum focus. This is a real pain if the camera is on a tripod! The answer is a macro-focusing stage: this holds the camera and itself is mounted onto the tripod. Knobs then allow you to move the camera/lens smoothly forwards and backwards and also from side to side.

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    It is something like a knurl knob, turning it will cause the slide to move?

    Quite commonly seen on machine fitted with vision system. Can DIY easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dominator
    It is something like a knurl knob, turning it will cause the slide to move?

    Quite commonly seen on machine fitted with vision system. Can DIY easily.
    Any know how to DIY this thing?

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    nice, how much does it cost?

    my friend has a steel fab, if it's easy to DIY, i can go there and make a few.

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    manfrotto has it, many other brands also have. call cathy and ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT
    nice, how much does it cost?

    my friend has a steel fab, if it's easy to DIY, i can go there and make a few.
    your fren got magnesium fab as well? i wanna have a lighter alternative...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    your fren got magnesium fab as well? i wanna have a lighter alternative...
    he does stainless steel things, anti-corrosion stuff, so you don't need worry raindrops
    from trees. i guess got aluminium also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft
    Any know how to DIY this thing?

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    No need to make lah.. just mail order.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

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    A focusing rail.

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    I don't think it is a focusing rail. It looks likes part of a QTVR type setup.

    The rail is there so you can adjust the camera to find the nodal point of the lens for VR photography.

    http://www.vrphotography.com/data/pa...talign-tn.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondasleeper
    I don't think it is a focusing rail. It looks likes part of a QTVR type setup.

    The rail is there so you can adjust the camera to find the nodal point of the lens for VR photography.

    http://www.vrphotography.com/data/pa...talign-tn.html
    You are correct. After re-reading the original post, I just noticed about the ability of this hardware to move from side to side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    No need to make lah.. just mail order.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search
    USD99. Does anyone know the availability of Velbon Macro focusing rail in Singapore?

    Also Wimberley Plamp Articulating Arm?

    Thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft
    USD99. Does anyone know the availability of Velbon Macro focusing rail in Singapore?

    Also Wimberley Plamp Articulating Arm?

    Thx.

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    plamp is sold at Cathay, 75 per pop...

    velbon dunno, i got 1... those heavy ones...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondasleeper
    I don't think it is a focusing rail. It looks likes part of a QTVR type setup.

    The rail is there so you can adjust the camera to find the nodal point of the lens for VR photography.

    http://www.vrphotography.com/data/pa...talign-tn.html
    nah, i think my velbon also can move front, back, side to side...

    or get 2 of the manfrotto macro rail, i read the documentation before, if u combine 2, then i can do X-Y already.. instead of single axis... for QTVR its X-Y-Z + Rotation. or something liddat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    plamp is sold at Cathay, 75 per pop...

    velbon dunno, i got 1... those heavy ones...
    Thank you for info on plamp. Thinking to get it one for hold the difuser (for flash).

    Velbon one is heavy ha... . Is there anything like that, but only move in one direction, lighter and cheap ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft
    Thank you for info on plamp. Thinking to get it one for hold the difuser (for flash).

    Velbon one is heavy ha... . Is there anything like that, but only move in one direction, lighter and cheap ?

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    manfrotto one not light either...

    anyway i meant i have a velbon, non-magnesium one... pretty heavy...
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    If it were a focusing rail for macro where are the bellows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft
    USD99. Does anyone know the availability of Velbon Macro focusing rail in Singapore?

    Also Wimberley Plamp Articulating Arm?

    Thx.

    Regards,
    Arto.
    I bought mine long long time ago. Couldn't find it after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    I bought mine long long time ago. Couldn't find it after that.
    Which one?

    Macro focusing rail or Plamp Articulating Arm?

    Thanks!.

    Regards,
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