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by Sulafat
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: WeMacro and Helicon Focus
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

WeMacro & Helicon Focus

Hi, I use a similar setup (using Canon cameras) with a laptop running MS Windows 10. I occasionally have problems with Helicon Remote "seeing" my hardware. I've found that if I first turn on the camera and the WeMaco module and then load Helicon, things work OK, most of the time (USB ports can be a ...
by Sulafat
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Robber Fly
Replies: 1
Views: 944

Robber Fly

Here are a few photos of a robber fly I took recently; I believe it may be a mallophora sp. I used Helicon Focus 7 (method B) for the head and quarter shots. I tried out Zerene (pyramid method) on the profile shot. I find the color balance much nicer from Helicon. However, there are so many stacking...
by Sulafat
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My first successful stack
Replies: 5
Views: 1842

Re: My first successful stack

Looking for a hobby after getting unemployed three years ago I stumbled upon this site. Finding some material in tnriftstores and experimenting with it, this is the first stack I'm happy with. Maybe a little too dark but I liked the atmosphere. Be gentle on me. :wink: http://www.photomacrography.ne...
by Sulafat
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Robber Fly
Replies: 8
Views: 2785

aveslux wrote:Is this not studio work, rather than nature?

Apologies for the interjection your photos are nice, but just in the wrong place on this forum?
Thanks. Sorry.
by Sulafat
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Robber Fly
Replies: 8
Views: 2785

brentbristol wrote:Beautiful and finely detailed. What lighting are you using?
Thanks! Ring flash and a couple of work lights using off-the-self LED bulbs (25 watts, I think, at about 5000K) with a DIY diffuser made from a large white plastic funnel I bought from a homebrew beer store. Its quite the contraption.
by Sulafat
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Maintenance schedule for a Wemacro Automated Rail
Replies: 3
Views: 1151

Thanks for all the good gouge! The more I investigate, lubrication does not sound like a good idea. To show my level of mechanical engineering, I had never heard of a "lead screw." I first thought, "lead as in Pb?" Anyhow, I searched around for some layperson's information and found this interesting...
by Sulafat
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Maintenance schedule for a Wemacro Automated Rail
Replies: 3
Views: 1151

Maintenance schedule for a Wemacro Automated Rail

I've been using a Wemacro rail for a few months with no mechanical issues (other than operator error...). I try to practice, "if it ain't broken, don't fix it," but it has dawned on me that I may need to do routine preventative maintenance to insure the rail's continued good function. I haven't seen...
by Sulafat
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Robber Fly
Replies: 8
Views: 2785

Robber Fly

Hello, I'm a newbie to macro, starting about a half-year ago. I've been working on gear, technique, and light, as time and budget permits. I already had basic skills I developed in astrophotography and time-lapse photography. Here are a couple of my recent macro examples. https://flic.kr/p/2gZRvse h...