Macro Photography

Macro Focusing Rail NM-180

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£105.00

NiSi Macro Photography Focusing Rail, 180mm length (up to 145mm adjustment range), Model: NM-180
  • Arca-Swiss dovetail mount
  • Arca-Swiss type quick release foot-plate and clamp
  • Long plate for telephoto mounts
  • 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 October 26, 2021 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-180 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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Features

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 180mm 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.

Construction

The NiSi Focusing Rail is constructed of CNC machined aluminium and has a hard-anodised corrosion-resistant finish.

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-180 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.

Macro Focusing Rail NM-180

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Reviews for Macro Focusing Rail NM-180

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  1. Gillian Price (verified owner)

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    Well made and easy to use.

  2. Edward Caldwell (verified owner)

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    Very good piece of kit and very good service

  3. Matt Moring (verified owner)

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    Great product. Great service

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      Thank you Matt, enjoy your macro rail 🙂

  4. Ron M. (verified owner)

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    excellent

  5. David (verified owner)

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    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)

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    Very useful piece of equipment for macro photography

  7. Roger Eastham (verified owner)

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  8. Stephen E. (verified owner)

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    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)

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    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)

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    Great product, great service

  11. David Barker (verified owner)

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    Well made and good value. Excellent service from NISI.

  12. Michael Berry (verified owner)

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    Fantastic quality at such a reasonable price.

  13. Lyn (verified owner)

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    Solid stable way to achieve small movements.
    Great with Z6 and 105mm macro, even on tripod.

  14. t (verified owner)

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    superbly engineered; precise and reliable in the field or the studio

  15. Mark Wright (verified owner)

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    Excellent design beautifully executed. The handle is great, the pop out fast winder is good for video motion, the lobed body is much easier to turn in a balanced way than the round knob, contrary to popular YouTube opinion! The swivel camera mount is actually fluid damped and is amazing for video pans. This is a great macro tool AND a great video tool.

  16. Sam (verified owner)

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    Well made solid piece of kit. Very happy

  17. Alistair Graham (verified owner)

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    Very well engineered rail for the price point

  18. John Barlow (verified owner)

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    Having four small legs, thankfully removeable, is an unecessary addition to the extremely well engineered rail. They can only be there to ensure that the quick adjustment via the small handle does not foul the work surface it might be placed on.
    But nobody would ever use it in a position that could accidentally be moved.
    Having said that this is an excellent focus rail and well worth the money. Each rotation shifts the load by 1.25 mm so it’s easy to make infinitesimal movements.
    Some may think the focus rail handle is a gimic, and I did at first. However it really is useful as a way to quickly shift the load along the avis.
    Definitely recommended. It does everything needed for a focus rail and has a quality feel to it

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