Stitching for a larger effective capture size.

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JonesLongShot Regular Member • Posts: 329
Re: My Vertex has arrived!
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Michael Floyd wrote:

JimKasson wrote:

If you can find an Arca Swiss 6x9 reflex finder, you could probably use that and ditch the dark cloth. The image will be right side up.

Thanks Jim, that is a great idea. By the looks of a quick search, I might be lucky to find the exact Arca Swiss reflex finder at a reasonable price, and for sure the right side up aspect of the reflex has great appeal. However the idea branches out for me in a bunch of similar directions that look worthy of a bit of exploration. Hoodman loupe etc etc

Cheers.

Michael,

I don't know if this will be of value to you but I'll offer it anyway. For my stitching back (the home made one) I needed a screen to compose with so I created that on my laser cutter. Very simple design and easy to make. You may not have a laser cutter but you can provide the source files to an online company and have it made pretty inexpensively. I used plywood for the body and frosted acrylic for the focusing screen. It's not as bright or fine as a real focus screen but still works quite well.

It's all press fit so no screws or fasteners. I made this one oversize and etched a composition box inside.

If it is of interest I can share the design files with you. Or even better, there I'll give you a link to the site that generates the svg files parametrically. I generated the base design using an online tool and then made my modifications with Ink Scape. You can do it all with a 3D CAD tool but it's really overkill. 2D files are easier to feed to a laser cutter.

You can easily design most of it with this online tool

https://www.festi.info/boxes.py/index.html

Once you have the svg files there should be an online provider that can cut the pieces for you. I'm not recommending this site, just giving an example.

https://www.sculpteo.com/en/lasercutting/

Or there may be a makerspace somewhere not to far from you that can do it. I know you're not close to the big city...

I don't have my laser cutter anymore or I would be happy to do it for you.

Jones

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