Monthly Archives: October 2014

Focus stacking – lessons learnt

I think I am beginning to get the measure of the Nikon R1C1 speed-light commander kit/SB-R200 speed-lights, SB-R200 speed-lights, CombineZP and my home-built focus rail. The first lesson I learnt was that the R1C1 kit is fantastically capable. Set to … Continue reading

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CombineZP – do the different methods of combining stacks make any difference?

Well, this is interesting because as I write, I really don’t know the answer. Today, I made a stack of 50 photos at 60um (0.06mm) intervals. I then rejected a few frames on the basis that they were in front … Continue reading

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First Outputs from Focusing Rail

Today I took my first images with the focusing rail I described earlier. I hadn’t really expected anything too great. I used CombineZP to produce the images. This software is free but it seems very capable. It may take me … Continue reading

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A High Speed External Shutter for Daylight Strobe Photography

In my last post, I described the laser/sensor arrangement for a cross-beam laser tripwire based around the Camera Axe camera trigger (see: http://dreamingrobots.com). The rationale of a cross-beam tripwire is that an object passing through the point at which two … Continue reading

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Light/laser sensor for Camera Axe – improved daylight rejection – version 1.0! The Camera Axe is a fantastic camera triggering system. It is sold by Maurice Ribble on his website: http://www.dreamingrobots.com. I have used his trigger as the basis of several … Continue reading

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 An Arduino-Controlled Focus Rail (Edit 22/03/15 – see below for sizes of the metal plates and further constructional details) Focus stacking is a process by which a stack of photographs taken at different levels of focus are combined to generate … Continue reading

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