Tag Archives: 3D printing

Parts and code for the XYZ rail for Z-stacks, macro panoramas and gigapixel macro

The STL files and code for the control box of the XYZ macro rail described in my blog are now available at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5146275 and https://github.com/pgmobbs/Gigapixel-MPFR. I would reiterate that I cannot help further. It is a fairly advanced project requiring … Continue reading

Posted in 3D printing, Photography and electronics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Macro using the Olympus FL-LM3 flash off camera

The little Olympus FL-LM3 flash gun is a work of genius. One of my favourite photographers, Robin Wong, has made an excellent YouTube video about this flash (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj4oDtUlpsI&ab_channel=RobinWong). I will only repeat here a few of the reasons he … Continue reading

Posted in Photography and electronics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

A Mostly Printed Focus Rail: The Gigapixel Project – Part 2

Well, a certain number of things have come together while some others haven’t. I am waiting for an 8mm lead-screw with a 2mm lead to replace the current Z axis. This was ordered from China a little while ago but … Continue reading

Posted in Photography and electronics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Mostly Printed Focus Rail – Part 1

A long time ago now, I created a stepping motor-powered focus rail. It worked quite well but the parts were created in 10mm aluminium on my Sieg milling machine. Obviously, making such a thing is out of the reach of … Continue reading

Posted in 3D printing, Photography and electronics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Macro flash bracket and other macro tools for OM-D users

This blog entry describes several things I have made/used that make flash and macro photography easier for me; a trigger grip/bracket I have made to support two Meike Mk320p flashes, how to use such a setup in conjunction with remote … Continue reading

Posted in Photography and electronics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment