Macro move in


enewmen

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Hi all.

I'm looking for something that fits on top of the ball-head and allows me to slowly move in closer for macro photography. I forgot what that's called.
Just focusing at a longer distance isn't always good enough.

ok thanks!
 

daredevil123

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enewmen said:
Hi all.

I'm looking for something that fits on top of the ball-head and allows me to slowly move in closer for macro photography. I forgot what that's called.
Just focusing at a longer distance isn't always good enough.

ok thanks!
It is called a focusing rail.

Manfrotto offers one that is quite affordable. Or you can go for more expensive ones like RRS or Kirk.
 

enewmen

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Thanks for the posts!

Please suggest a no-name rail/slider. I know Manfrotto is good, but since I'll focus with the lens, I don't think I need ultra-fine control with the rail.
Where is a good place to find one in Singapore?
 

daredevil123

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Thanks for the posts!

Please suggest a no-name rail/slider. I know Manfrotto is good, but since I'll focus with the lens, I don't think I need ultra-fine control with the rail.
Where is a good place to find one in Singapore?
The no-name has a name too.. it is called Fotomate. Cost around $40-45. I am using the same one but the roller is not very smooth compared to the Manfrotto. You can see it in action here...

btw you can find it in Orient photo (6th floor sim lim square), sgcamerastore (2nd floor excelsior), artworkfoto (midlink plaza B1).



Enjoy..
 

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snowc

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It is called a focusing rail.

Manfrotto offers one that is quite affordable. Or you can go for more expensive ones like RRS or Kirk.
Hi Daredevil, does RRS stand for "Really Right Stuff"? I had done a google and it appear top of my list.
 

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