Does anyone on the forum have experience with the StackShot from Cognisys?
I have started research for a replacement for my Novoflex rail that has developed some play that makes it less precise than I need for deep stacks. For the money a good rail costs, I might as well add a little and get an automated rail and a controller that can be expanded with turntables to make stitched panoramas as well.
My plan is to get a 3X extended package, a shutter cable, a controller carrier, ARCA adapter and a RRS B2-Pro screw clamp. I have some 4S Li-Po battery packs and charger, so I would only need to solder up a connecting cord for field use. This would be about double the cost or a bit more of a new Novoflex rail, but the possible automation of the process is worth it. A deep stack can take some hours to do manually with the wait for the vibrations to settle after moving the slide, and the interval between mirror up and exposure. I suspect this can be at least cut in half with the StackShot as you can raise the mirror while the slide is in motion.