We are a group of photography enthusiasts who are passionate about anything of photography, in particulary, water drop photography, high speed photography, and macro photography.
Our passion about photography does not stop at photographying the world, we are actively inventing, building tools to further ultilize modern technologies to explore and advance photographical techniques.
Focus stacking is a powerful method to extend depth of field by taking a series of images at different focal plane and use computer software to pick the sharpest part of each image for the final result. One way to acquire such series of images is by moving the camera towards or away from the subject (or by moving subject towards or away from the camera) so that different part of the subject will be in focus in each image. Then by applying computer algorithm, these images will be combined into one sharp image.
In order to move the camera (or the subject for that matter) and automate the process of image captures, an automated rail system is preferred method. However, current products on the market are extremely expensive and many macro photographers have to do it manually which is a tedious work to do. Besides expensive rail system, good stacking software are either expensive (but really good) or difficult to use (though free).
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Stack and Stitch System with Precision Stacking Rail
This is complete stack and stitch system. It comes with complete control modules for camera, X, Y and Z control modules. The X and Y axis are built with our standard rails SR90 and the stacking axis, the Z axis, is built with a high precision rail, PR-80.
3x motor control module for X, Y and Z axis
1x Camera control module
4x 1m long RJ45 Category 5 (or 6) cables
3x 12V 5A power supplies for each rail
2x SR-90 standard rails
1x PR-80 precisiion rail for stacking axis
2x 330mm long silver 8020 aluminum T-slot boards
2x 330mm long black matte finish 8020 aluminum T-slot boards
4x aluminum joint plates with five 5mm holes
4x aluminum right angled brackets with two 5mm holes
2x aluminum right angle joint plates with five 5mm holes
1x specimen holder
1x vertical mounting bar with 4 M3x18 mounting screws and washers
All necessary bolts and screws
Important Note: To successfully stitching stacked images, the lens used must be near telecentric.
This is a demo video of our automated stack and stitch setup with 3 axis. All rails are controlled by our PC application, StackRail Pro and the subject can be moved around using arrow keys on keyboard.
Many people asked about stitching software to stitch an extreme macro photograph. We use Microsoft ICE, a free software from Microsoft Research.
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