Stitching for a larger effective capture size.

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JonesLongShot Regular Member • Posts: 330
Re: My Vertex has arrived!
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Michael Floyd wrote:

Hi Jones, Thank you, yes! That is exactly the kind of thing I'm thinking about.

How did you find the frosted acrylic? You say 'not as bright or fine as a real focus screen', does that mean still adequate for checking composition? How about outside? I take it you didn't upgrade to ground glass, was that an availability/expense issue or just didn't feel the need?

Thanks for the offer of help and links for laser cutting. I will just make mine up by hand, I can do that to the required accuracy no problems. ( and I daresay much more quickly that I can model one up in CAD. Lol.)

Michael,

I purchased a lot of different laserable materials from glowforge.com. The frosted acrylic was just one of the materials they have available. It is frosted on one side. This is the specific material I used.

https://shop.glowforge.com/collections/acrylic/products/frosted-acrylic-cast-translucent-glossy

Real focusing screens are brighter and the texture is finer. This is perfectly adequate for composition. I didn't feel the need for ground glass. In fact I don't think the ground glass on my Horseman or my Sinar was radically better. I know there are super high quality (way more expensive) screens out there but I would say compose with the "ground glass"/Acrylic and focus with your viewfinder. It's going to be much more accurate than a ground glass.

Jones

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