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by AlisonP
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: My new 1:1-1:4 LED studio rig
Replies: 5
Views: 4378

Re: My new 1:1-1:4 LED studio rig

Very nice setup! Thanks for the detailed information.

I am gathering info to make my own rig for 5:1 to 10:1. You said that you have a different rig that goes from 1:1 to 10:1 using Stackshot controlled by Zerene and lit with two flash. Is there a post where you have shown that rig?
by AlisonP
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Recommendations for linear stage for use with 10x objective
Replies: 18
Views: 2551

Re: Recommendations for linear stage for use with 10x objective

Please, do make my quest longer!!!

I am not surprised that there is already a list. Given this forum, I was surprised that I did not find such a list.

Caution? I am already well down into several rabbit holes!

And my taxes are due soon......
by AlisonP
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Recommendations for linear stage for use with 10x objective
Replies: 18
Views: 2551

Re: Recommendations for linear stage for use with 10x objective

Great, thanks so much for the link, Rik. I didn’t go through every FAQ link, but I remember seeing that one and thinking it was on how to focus stack.

Caution? I am already well into several rabbit holes.
by AlisonP
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Recommendations for linear stage for use with 10x objective
Replies: 18
Views: 2551

Re: Recommendations for linear stage for use with 10x objective

Thank you very much gentlemen for all of your very useful replies. I read quite a bit in this forum before posting my question, and this morning I have spent a full seven hours going down into various rabbit holes here to see what people have done. So much great information here; it is really astoun...
by AlisonP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Recommendations for linear stage for use with 10x objective
Replies: 18
Views: 2551

Re: Recommendations for linear stage for use with 10x objective

Thanks again very much, Rik. You've convinced me!
by AlisonP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Recommendations for linear stage for use with 10x objective
Replies: 18
Views: 2551

Re: Recommendations for linear stage for use with 10x objective

And perhaps a dumb question. Why is it called a trimming platform?
by AlisonP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Myxomycete - Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Myxomycete - Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa

Lou Jost wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:05 pm
Very beautiful. We are a diverse bunch, and many of us love good images of things like this.
Thank you Lou. I have looked at the Myxomycete photos on this site, and there certainly are some beautiful ones.
by AlisonP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Recommendations for linear stage for use with 10x objective
Replies: 18
Views: 2551

Re: Recommendations for linear stage for use with 10x objective

Thank you very much, Rik, for the very informative and helpful response. Do you ever sleep? It seems like you respond to so many posts in great detail. My mistake on the WeMacro stage. Wishful thinking perhaps, but yes, it is of course XYR stage and I am looking for XZR, or at least XZ. The 60mm XYZ...
by AlisonP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Myxomycete - Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Myxomycete - Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa

Physicsmajor, following the information in these forums, I did indeed do as Lou says and I always have the tele set to F4. I too am very interested to see info on your tests with smaller apertures.
by AlisonP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Recommendations for linear stage for use with 10x objective
Replies: 18
Views: 2551

Recommendations for linear stage for use with 10x objective

Hi folks, I recently purchased a Mitutoyo 10x objective for use with my Sony A7r2. I use a Canon 70-200mm telephoto as the tube lens. Before this I was shooting at 5x, with the Laowa 25mm 2.5-5x extreme macro lens. I read a lot in these forums before purchasing the Mitty and am grateful for all the ...
by AlisonP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Myxomycete - Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Myxomycete - Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa

Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa with Mitty 10x.jpg Hi folks, this is my first Image Gallery post. Thanks to the astounding amount of information on these forums, and such friendly and very detailed answers to a few questions that I posed, I purchased a Mitutoyo 10x objective a couple of months ago. I've mo...
by AlisonP
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My daughter's hair
Replies: 20
Views: 5142

Thank you :) Here is a picture of the setup. The LED ring has nice light, but unfortunately it gets very warm. I've replaced it now. And sorry for my late reply. Thanks for the photos, Robert. I am curious, what did you replace the light with? I have been using two IKEA gooseneck lights diffused wi...
by AlisonP
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My daughter's hair
Replies: 20
Views: 5142

Wow, that is a stunning shot, beautifully lit! I have just purchased a Mitutoyo 10x and am amazed at the detail that I can see. I am curious about the lighting -- you say you used an LED ring light. Can you say which one, and also where do you have that light attached to your rig? If could could pos...
by AlisonP
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Using 10x objective with Sony A7rii full frame
Replies: 18
Views: 3043

Hi folks, Just to close the loop on this thread, I now have the Mitty 10x and the RAF adapter. I have done some initial stacks and am VERY pleased with the results, though I have some ideas for sure for improvement. There was zero vignetting on my Sony A7r2 full frame camera using the Canon 70-200mm...
by AlisonP
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Using 10x objective with Sony A7rii full frame
Replies: 18
Views: 3043

Re: Using 10x objective with Sony A7rii full frame

I am a similar boat AlisonP To date I have been using a Yasuhara Nanoha Macro Lens 5:1 on a Sony A7 driven by Stackshot rail then Zerene...for my Myxos and microfossil work. I have just purchased a second hand Mitty 10x objective, an adaptor from Rafcamera for my 70-200 f2.8 canon lens, and am wait...