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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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Prototyping a new version of the high speed shutter

Last year I made several high speed shutters based on the excellent and innovative “Arnoshutter” built by Frans Eggermont (Arnoldus) (see: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arnoldus1942/8207885119/). With spring rapidly approaching, I am keen to have a fast shutter available to take high speed photos of … Continue reading

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Brighter, faster, flashes from an LED-based flash gun – part 2

I have spent a little while now looking at the possibility of building a lower power version of the exciting Vela One very high-speed flash gun. Recently, I have managed to squeeze significantly better flashes out  of the 10W COB … Continue reading

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