A solution to get your macro shots in micro time
We've been busy developing more exciting applications for the CamRanger PT Hub. In addition to the CamRanger allowing automatic focus stacking with lenses having AF, the StackShot by Cognisys, now provides a motorized option for performing automatic focus stacking with all lenses, including the Canon MP-E 65 mm lens and microphotography lenses. We have updated the CamRanger to be able to control the StackShot (via iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and Windows computer) using the PT Hub. Check out the video below to see how it works.
The StackShot macro rails enable incredibly precise control of the distance of the camera for macro adjustments and focus stacking. Focus stacking is a technique commonly used for macro photography. For a brief definition, focus stacking is when a series of pictures captured at different focal distances are merged using a third party software, resulting in an image with enhanced depth of field. The CamRanger provides a simple interface while the StackShot provides the precise incremental movement, with steps as small as 0.002 millimeters. The photographer has the ability to move the camera from within the CamRanger app, as well as perform automatic focus stacking. Within the CamRanger app there are multiple ways of starting the stacking process, including selecting a starting point and an ending point and selecting the step size for in-between the start and end point, the StackShot will then move accordingly. The photographer also has the option to do HDR focus stacking. After the images are captured, they can be stacked using a third party software, such as Zerene Stacker.