Macro Photography

Macro Focusing Rail NM-180s

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NiSi Macro Photography Focusing Rail, 180mm length (up to 160mm adjustment range), Model: NM-180s
  • Arca-Swiss dovetail mount
  • Arca-Swiss type quick release foot-plate and clamp
  • New folding rotation knob
  • Included 1x Arca Swiss Quick release plate
  • ⅜” and ¼” tripod mounts
  • Four (removable) studs allowing use directly on a tabletop.
  • Adjustment range of 125-145mm
  • 1.25mm travel per revolution
  • 360º rotating head
  • Engraved index marks for precise positioning
  • CNC Machined Aluminium
  • 4-way movement can be achieved with two (2x) rails

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Estimated delivery June 19, 2024 if you order now.
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Focusing Rail for Macro Photography

Following the unprecedented popularity of the NiSi Macro Close-Up Lens for 67, 72 and 77mm lenses, we have once again listened to our customers and produced the NiSi NM-180s Macro Focusing Rail. The biggest challenge facing macro photographers is holding the camera perfectly steady in 3D space. Moving even a millimetre can throw the shot, so it’s easy to lose critical focus even with a tripod. This is where the focusing rail is essential. It gives you precise control over the distance between lens and subject. The NiSi Macro Focusing Rail has an adjustment range of 125 to 145mm subject to plate configuration (1.25mm travel per revolution.) and can be used on a flat surface or remove the studs to secure it to a tripod.  For dual-axis control, you can stack two systems at 90º to each other.
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The NiSi Macro Focusing Rail is compatible with the Arca-Swiss dovetail mount and is equipped with an integrated Arca-Swiss type quick release foot-plate and clamp. The long plate for telephoto mounts is ergonomically designed for easy locking and release, and the bottom of the rail includes 3/8” and ¼” mounts for all compatible tripod heads, along with four (removable) studs allowing use directly on a tabletop. The rail has an adjustment range of 125 to 145mm subject to plate configuration (1.25mm travel per revolution) via the collapsible main thumb-screw or end-screw and a 360º rotating head. Both sides of the rail have engraved index marks to further aid precise positioning.


The NiSi focusing rail is made of high-precision CNC-machined aluminium and has a corrosion-resistant anodised finish. Thanks to the 3/8″ and 1/4″ screw attachment, the Macro Rail NM-180s is compatible with most tripods. The plate, which rotates 360°, can also hold telephoto lenses and the movement distances are conveniently engraved on the side of the rail.  

The NiSi Macro Photography Focusing Rail

4 Way Macro Focusing Rail?

For the most demanding photographers who require accurate dual axis movement, we recommend the purchase of 2x (two) NiSi NM-180s rails. This perfect combination of two slides delivers total freedom of movement, with top of the range features, high quality and an amazing price thanks to the NiSi model.  
focusing rail 4 ways

Reviews for Macro Focusing Rail NM-180s

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  1. Gillian Price (verified owner)

    Well made and easy to use.

  2. Edward Caldwell (verified owner)

    Very good piece of kit and very good service

  3. Matt Moring (verified owner)

    Great product. Great service

    • aleputzu

      Thank you Matt, enjoy your macro rail 🙂

  4. Ron M. (verified owner)


  5. David (verified owner)

    An excellent and well made piece of kit. I’ve used it to take images for a 52 image stack – perfect !

  6. Dennis (verified owner)

    Very useful piece of equipment for macro photography

  7. Roger Eastham (verified owner)

  8. Stephen E. (verified owner)

    I have shaky hands, so this was a really practical purchase. Now I can do single shots without shake or focus stacking. The movement is nice and smooth with the option to move in faster when you want to. Excellent!

  9. Martin G. (verified owner)

    Beautifully engineered and assembled. It arrived well packed in a sturdy cardboard box and the item itself is nicely presented in its own box. I am very pleased i went for the Nisi macro rail. Everything works as advertised and it just oozes quality.

  10. Heather (verified owner)

    Great product, great service

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