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best tripod head for macro focus stacking?


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rthillusa

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Just dipping my toe in the macro waters. Interested in what I might could do with focus stacking.Any recommendations for a beginner for macro tripod heads that won't clean out the bank account? I  already have a couple of good tripods.

 

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I use either a RRS BH-55 or a Sachtler FSB 6 with a Novoflex Castel-Q focusing rail. I have tried shooting stacked with cheaper heads and rails but find it so much easier with a dependable, sturdy platform. The heads aren't cheap, but after over 10 years of use and abuse, they are still as smooth and precise as when new.



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There are two types of macro heads

  • the fixed focus but changing the distance to subject
  • the fixed distance but changing focus

I suggest strongly the second; it is waaaay more robust, more regular
and controllable, cheaper and yields better, more content results.