The Macropod Pro & Micro Kit is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics and is designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.
Your Macropod Pro and Micro Kit purchase includes:
- Canon EOS 6D or 5DSR DSLR Camera Body
- Macro Photo MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Manual Focus Lens for EOS
- Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens
- Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash
- Macroscopic Solutions Diffuser Set
- Macroscopic Solutions Flash Mounts
- Heavy Duty Anodized Aluminum Tripod, Risers, Mounts and Brackets.
- X-Y Rack an Pinion Stage
- Stackshot Controller and Rails
- Connector Cables
- Macropod Hardware
- Professional Zerene Stacker Software License
- Eastern Mountain Sports Boda 40L Backpack with custom foam Interior
- M Plan Apo 10x
- M Plan Apo 20x
- M Plan Apo 50x
- M Plan Apo 100x
- Micro Diffuser
- Adapter Plates for Micro Kit
- Lens Foot Plates for Micro Kit
- 30 Days of Support
- 1 Year Warranty for Electronic
- 5 Year Warranty for Hardware
The Macropod Pro includes the Micro Kit. This is a Macropod accessory that contains an assortment of high quality long working distance objectives at 10x, 20x, 50x and 100x magnification. These objectives are to be used in conjunction with the Canon EF 70-200 mm telephoto lens and are relatively easy to use and produce extremely detailed images.
Mitutoyo’s objectives are world-renowned for setting the standard of excellence for long working distance optics. They have achieved the bet combination of working distance and optical performance by using a new approach and avoiding outdated conventions used by others. In order to maintain as high a numeric aperture and contrast as possible, the lenses are all Plan Achromats. An apochromatic objective lens is chromatic aberration corrected for red, blue and yellow. Optimized for bright-field illumination (incident illumination parallel to optical axis), these lenses are ideal for in-line llumination applications. For an infinity correction system, a 200mm tube lens is required. We provide the high performing Canon EF 70-200 mm telephoto lens for you.
The Macropod is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.
|MP-E 65 mm||24-105 mm||EF 70-200 mm|
|Min. Focus Distance (cm)||23.88||45.00||120.00|
|Angle of View||18°||84° – 23°||34° – 12°|
|Resolving Power||100 μm – 4 cm||> 10 cm||Micro Kit or > 25cm|
|M Plan Apo 10x||M Plan Apo 20x||M Plan Apo 50x||M Plan Apo 100x|
|Working Distance (mm)||33.5||20.0||13.0||6.0|
|Resolving Power (μm)||1.0||0.7||0.5||0.4|
|Depth of Focus(μm)||3.5||1.6||0.9||0.6|
100 micron markings at 10x, 20x, 50x & 100x