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by dhmiller
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...
Replies: 34
Views: 650

Re: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...

it turned out that my u-joint coupler between the motor and rail was a little loose.
Thanks, Ray. I'll give that a look ASAP.
by dhmiller
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...
Replies: 34
Views: 650

Re: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...

"How do single shots look? Does a single shot look as sharp as the Live View window?" I preview using an external field monitor - very sharp - HDMI to monitor. Single shots can look fine, but the rail is not traveling the full distance or the correct distance or one or the other. It often doesn't fi...
by dhmiller
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...
Replies: 34
Views: 650

Re: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...

Well I"m pretty much using the same practices I have used successfully for 5x - very stable platform, standalone building with concrete floor (no activity/vibrations of any kind - it's a barn on the property and I leave the building when starting the stack), Mirror Up, delays at every step to settle...
by dhmiller
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...
Replies: 34
Views: 650

Re: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...

I am very impressed by this Xtreme Pro rail!

Thanks, Ray. I have recently acquired a 50x and so far have not gotten any decent images. But that is definitely user error and probably, to some extent, a hardware issue, so trying to find a good solution for both...
by dhmiller
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...
Replies: 34
Views: 650

Re: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...

If you want an adventure you can get a measurescope for a little less,

Thanks, but that would surpass my DIY skills (which are pretty minimal ;-))
by dhmiller
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...
Replies: 34
Views: 650

Re: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...

Probably the backside of the US Product Liability.
Maybe, but seemed like he just didn't want to be bothered. I'm looking elsewhere, in any case.
by dhmiller
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...
Replies: 34
Views: 650

Re: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...

Here's the blurb on the MJZKK Xtreme Pro system. Still curious if anyone's used this with a 50 or 100x and what their experience was: https://www.mjkzz.de/collections/focus-stacking-rails/products/extreme-pro-rail-kit-incl-usb-controller?variant=35879524925596 For those who are looking for the autom...
by dhmiller
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...
Replies: 34
Views: 650

Re: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...

Hmmm, what kind of note?

The email said, in effect, to stop emailing him - he does not sell to the US. End of that story.
by dhmiller
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...
Replies: 34
Views: 650

Re: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...

The Stonemaster guy (Rudy??) won't ship to the US and wrote me a fairly nasty note when I asked if there was any way around that. Not very pleasant.
Not really able to mod a focusing block, so would need to purchase one ready to use on my system (built around WeMacro H/V stand). If anyone has one...
by dhmiller
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: MJKZZ Extreme system and ...
Replies: 34
Views: 650

MJKZZ Extreme system and ...

Curious if anyone is using the MJKZZ Extreme system and if so, with what magnification(s). I'd like to hear any comments or thoughts about the system especially if it's being used with 50x or higher.
by dhmiller
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Out, out ##### spots!
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: Out, out ##### spots!

Rik - thanks for the suggestion. Didn't;t check the back of the 200, so will give that a look, Just cleaned my camera's sensor and still getting spots, so maybe that's the ticket, ] Chris - Thanks, much. Yes, many, many cleaning sessions under the belt (a single day on safari alone requires a few ;-...
by dhmiller
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Out, out ##### spots!
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: Out, out ##### spots!

OK, thanks for the comments. Guess the white card is irrelevant then. I do clean my sensor whenever I see something suspect and have it set to Clean every time the camera starts and stops. But will give it another look. Btw, can I use my normal camera lens cleaning fluid and lens tissue (PecPad) on ...
by dhmiller
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Out, out ##### spots!
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: Out, out ##### spots!

I'll have to check... Rotating would mean they are in the objective, I would assume.
by dhmiller
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Out, out ##### spots!
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: Out, out ##### spots!

Thanks, Chris. (I've also got the 20x ;-)) I took several shots of the white card with the tube lens alone using the common technique for finding spots and I see absolutely nothing. An inverted shot reveals sensor spots even better and that also showed nothing. Been using the same technique for year...
by dhmiller
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Out, out ##### spots!
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Out, out ##### spots!

I'm trying to figure out the source of some spots on one of my objectives. Here is a photo from the 200mm f/4 manual focus Nikon tube lens I am using both normal (all white) and inverted (the big blank space ;-)) that shows there is no dust on the sensor nor in the barrel of the lens. These were tak...