Tag Archives: focus stacking

Control box for a focus rail, and other stepping motor-driven camera moving devices. The program.

With some reluctance, I have decided to upload the Arduino code that I use to drive the new electronics that I use with my focus rail. As I said in the previous post, it can be used with up to … Continue reading

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New control box for a focus rail with many other options

I have now completed the new control box for the focus rail that I described how to build in a post I made a year or two ago. Actually, the new control box is capable of a great deal more … Continue reading

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New year – projects? Rotating macro stage…to become a goniometer?

It’s  New Year and I am starting to think about what I will be making in the next 12 months. Certainly, I will be wanting to improve on existing designs. Currently, I have functioning versions of the following set-ups: High … Continue reading

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Helicon Focus versus CombineZP and some early attempts at macro 3D

At £0.00 CombineZP represents excellent value but having played with Helicon Focus in the past, I wanted to get some idea of how well it worked by comparison. I had forgotten that you can get a month’s free trial of … Continue reading

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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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