Topic: Macro focusing stage beefed up . :P

Here's a before and after of a little project i've been working on .
The novoflex macro stage is a great tool to work with , but at some point it start to become a little lightweight .
Also the rack and pinion aragment has some play in it which can make focusing a 25mm or smaller lens a challenge .
And the focusing knobs are tucked away nice and safely .
So i was looking for something a bit beefier but without spending 200 or more euro .
The idea struck me to look at industrial stages and found one on ebay which suited my needs .
It needed a little work to make it camera ready and got following result .
Before :
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8891/img847101ls0.jpg

And after big_smile
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/1338/img847201he7.jpg

Re: Macro focusing stage beefed up . :P

Looks solid!

Re: Macro focusing stage beefed up . :P

Graham wrote:

Looks solid!

Doesn't look like I could afford it!

Currently using Canon 5DII and NEX 6 with Olympus, Pentax, Canon and M42 converters.

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Re: Macro focusing stage beefed up . :P

You could probably turn chair legs on that.

Ben

Re: Macro focusing stage beefed up . :P

Wheelman wrote:

Doesn't look like I could afford it!

I paid 53 euro for it , including shipping . smile

Re: Macro focusing stage beefed up . :P

Does indeed look solid! What name does it go by, and how did you find it?
-Bruce

I put that adapter in a safe place, never to be seen again.

Re: Macro focusing stage beefed up . :P

Hi Bruce
This is a linear stage from Rose+ Krieger.
How i found it ?
I came across one of these thingies a few times before on earlier ebayquests .
Though those units needed more  work to make them camera ready and were more expensive .
This one was a lucky find .

Re: Macro focusing stage beefed up . :P

Ah, Thanks Stevie. smile
-Bruce

I put that adapter in a safe place, never to be seen again.