Today I test-drove my first proper stacking system:
- Canon EOS 1000D (actually a Canon-refurbished Rebel/Xs)
- Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di lens
- cheapo adjustable Yongnuo YN560 Chinese flash
- cheapo Chinese Fotomate macro rail
- a plastic cup, some foam & one of those sticky rubber mats that they sell to stop rugs moving on laminate flooring.
The exposure is set on f8 @ 1/125th (100 ISO) and the flash is being run off a PC-PC cable in manual mode, turned right down to the lowest power level. The lens has a little electronic fault that prevents it being focused at 1:1 but it will work at just less than that. The sticky mat just prevents any of the equipment sliding on the table and it keeps everything remarkably stable.