• Standard camera mount
  • High torque precision stepping motor
  • Connection to controller
  • Precision sleeve bearing
  • Drive shaft
  • End bearing
  • Table or tripod mounting plate
  • Dimension approx 8"x3.5"x3"

StackShot, automated macro rail

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Cognisys, the makers of StopShot www.cognisys-inc.com have developed a fully automated macro focusing rail. www.cognisys-inc.com/stackshot/stackshot.php?osCsid=148b5... This machine is incredible well made and accurate down to 0.01mm. The controller automates the laborious process of capturing the images need to build a high resolution macro stack by controlling not only the macro rail but also the camera.

M. Shaw, kev lewis, kwai¨, and 22 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. M. Shaw 52 months ago | reply

    This is so cool! I remember you talking about developing this. I was looking at the link for cognisys and couldn't find the info on this, like cost.
    I still want to get the high speed set up, but I am really interested in this!

  2. linden.g 52 months ago | reply

    Mike, I've been collaborating with cognisys on the design and functionality of this unit and just got the pre-production prototype. Its very impressive, way ahead in terms of contruction quality than most rails out there. The automation is unique as far as I can tell from my searches. The precision is excellent in all dimensions and it enables extreamly small stepping distances which cannot achieved on a typical manual rail. You should see some announcement very shortly on the Cognisys web site.

    Linden

  3. fotoopa 52 months ago | reply

    This type unit stay already a few months on my to do list! But this version seems very well done.
    Wow, there are so much things to make. need more time.
    Frans.

  4. AMagill 52 months ago | reply

    Wow.. beautifully made. Nice work.

  5. kev lewis 52 months ago | reply

    This could easily be modified to drive a pan/tilt head for time lapse sequences with a panning camera :)

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  6. linden.g 52 months ago | reply

    Hi Kev, yes the basic drive unit will potentially be used on a nodal system eventually

    Linden

  7. kev lewis 52 months ago | reply

    I'll wait for the nodal system to make its debut and put my design for one on hold, I have several uses for one.

  8. Brad Steels 52 months ago | reply

    Very, very cool. I need to play in the garage more often...

  9. Nantonos 48 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the good photos (much better than the ones on their website).

    I have one on order now.

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