Some suggestions

1 How to fix the WeMacro rail.

If you shoot at small magnification(below or about 5X),setting the rail on a stable tripod would be enough.If bigger  magnification (over 5X to 40X ),fixing the rail on a stable plane by the hole at the bottom of the rail will be better.Even you can use an“I” shaped flashlight stand with two “F” carpenter’s clamp simply fix the rail on the table without drilling any hole.It can be removed and settled easily.

fix_on table

2 What ‘s the difference about 2 mode

It’s my personal opinion that.Below 5X or 5X  magnification,you can use from start to end mode.It’s quite  intuitive.But if shoot in bigger magnification,it will be better working in distance mode.Such as 20X for butterfly wing scales.You can move the rail forward to get close to the beginning point.Then set a distance to run.At the end of shooting,if you are not sure whether the distance is enough for the whole range,and you do not know what the last picture status is,you can simply press “shutter” to shoot one more picture to check.Also it’s better changing parameters on the camera by cable or wireless instead of operating on the camera.

3 When I should use lens support

The are two methods to support lens.Nylon blot and ring support. These work when you shoot in continuous light.They can help to reduce the shake caused by the mirror.By using this method,you can reduce 3-5 seconds to stable  the picture.It can save a lot of time when a stack contain over 100 pictures.

4 Why WeMacro rail has three hole in camera’s position

Of course, most cameras be installed in the middle, Because of the slim base, you can change battery without taking the camera off. And you can set  camera in side to adjust  for battery changing.

The picture shows you can open the battery holder without taking the camera off.It will help  if you have a lot to shoot.

slim base