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I would like to contribute to this thread regarding my set up.
When you live at 76 degrees north, means a lot of hours of darkness, and everything deepfrozen during wintertime. It gives you plenty of time to improve your gear. Some will say it's overkill, but what the h... :-) me, i was just amused during the process.
In September i purchased a Novoflex Castel Q focus rack. Nice device, with one caveat: it's made with a toothed rack, and each turn of the knob that moves the camera is 15mm; far too much for fine-tuning or focus-stacking. The handle i made, has a much larger diameter (90-95mm) leaving space for 90 small "dots", where a steel-ball can rest. Now each "click" will move the camera 0,17mm back or forth. it's still too coarse for the 65mm MP-E at 5x magnification, wide open or not. I'm considering another row with 90 dots in the handle, halve the 0,17mm....could be usefull.........By the way: can any of you tell me, or show me, a calculator for that particular lens?
I'm so inspired by the refracted flowers in waterdrops by LordV ao. It's my plan to use the modified Novoflex for stacked shots like this. I know it takes a lot of practice, and even some of the improved light, many of you have shown previously.
By the way: i made a cradle for my Galaxy Note II, meaning i can control the camera via "DSLRController"............basically everything, including bracketing for focus stacking; of course where autofocus is present...........so not the MP-E.
Best wishes Mogens Werth