What hardware is designed for this purpose?


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dRebelXT

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

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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dominator said:
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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Del_CtrlnoAlt said:
your fren got magnesium fab as well? i wanna have a lighter alternative... ;p
he does stainless steel things, anti-corrosion stuff, so you don't need worry raindrops
from trees. ;p i guess got aluminium also.
 

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hondasleeper said:
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/pages/techtutorials/technotes/nodalptalign-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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Artosoft said:
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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hondasleeper said:
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/pages/techtutorials/technotes/nodalptalign-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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Del_CtrlnoAlt said:
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 :think: (for flash).

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

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Artosoft said:
Thank you for info on plamp. Thinking to get it one for hold the difuser :think: (for flash).

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

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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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Artosoft said:
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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lsisaxon said:
I bought mine long long time ago. Couldn't find it after that.
Which one?

Macro focusing rail or Plamp Articulating Arm?

Thanks!.

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Arto.
 

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