Tag Archives: macro

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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How to take ‘bad macro’ photos

I was somewhat reluctant to do a blog post about the process of taking pictures. Whenever I read anything about this on internet forums, there is lots of flaming and trolling. However, I want to start out by freely admitting … Continue reading

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A new web site for macro and insect lovers!

Having spent a year getting the house here in the Tarn ready, and building a new workshop, I finally got round to  building a website with my own domain name – http://www.petermobbs.com. The subject of the web site is, “Musings … Continue reading

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The “Photomacroscope”

(This post is a work in progress – pictures to be added etc.!) “Photomacroscope” is a rather fancy name that I have given to taking some bits and pieces that I had lying around and turning them into a variable … Continue reading

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Crude but useful goniometer

One of the problems encountered when taking macro photographs of small objects such as insect heads, is the difficulty of maneuvering the object into the field of view to the angle one wants. I can usually get near to the orientation … Continue reading

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Macro 3D photography by precision rotation

This will be a brief post with a lot to follow on! The macro turntable is now working. There are a few pictures in an earlier post. In brief, it consists of platform mounted on a BYJ48 stepping motor controlled … Continue reading

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