Bellows attachment for the motorized focusing rail CASTEL-MICRO and the mechanical rail CASTEL-M. In conjunction with compatible lenses, this bellows is suitable for the application of the Focus Stacking technique in demanding product photography, where absolute sharpness and maximum depth of field are crucial. The Schneider Kreuznach Pyrite 4.5/90mm lens, for example, is excellent for this purpose.
For adapting cameras and lenses, all adapters from the BALPRO adapter system are available, allowing the integration of high-quality large and medium format lenses into a modern stacking workflow.
The stacking steps are typically carried out through the movement of the rear standard. This has the advantage that the position of the lens in relation to the subject remains unchanged, which can be crucial for controlling reflections, especially in jewelry photography.
In product photography, this method allows for the stacking of larger objects effortlessly, as only the focus is adjusted. This is in contrast to conventional stacking methods where the entire distance needs to be covered.
The advantage of the stacking method compared to the classical Scheimpflug tilt adjustment is evident. Stacking achieves uniform, maximum sharpness across the entire subject area, whereas the Scheimpflug method, despite adjustments, can only achieve maximum sharpness in a single plane.
The bellows attachment CASTBAL-PRO is not suitable for macro photography with magnifications above 1:1. For optimal performance in macro photography and with large reproduction ratios, we recommend our Universal Bellows' from the BALPRO series, the Universal Bellows BAL-F, or our automatic bellows units.
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