Novoflex Castel-XQ II Macro Focusing Rack

Novoflex Castel-XQ II Macro Focusing Rack

Novoflex Castel-XQ II Macro Focusing Rack

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Product Highlights

  • Compact (9.84") Focus Rack
  • Camera Movement Up to 14.8"
  • Enables Macro and Stereo Shooting
  • Integrated Quick Release Clamp
  • Allows 90° Cross-Mounting
  • Supports Slide Copying Attachment
  • Metal Knobs; Smooth Action
  • Ample Space to Shoot Vertically
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Novoflex CASTEL-XQ-II overview

  • 1Description

The Castel-XQ II Macro Focusing Rack from Novoflex is a compact focusing rack to be utilized as part of the Novoflex Castbal Tilt-Shift System. In conjunction with the integrated Arca-Swiss type Q=Mount XD quick release clamp it offers camera movement up to 14.8" and is ideal for precise macro and stereo shooting. Furthermore, with an optional additional rack, it enables 90° cross-mounting for dual-axis shooting and supports the Novoflex slide copying attachment (CASTEL-COP DIGI) which can be mounted to the rack. The Castel-XQ II with quick release clamp (quick-release plate sold separately) provides ample space to shoot vertically, even with grips attached to camera bodies and tripod collars attached to lenses.

 

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Novoflex Castel-XQ II Macro Focusing Rack
  • Q=MOUNT XD Cross Clamp
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    Novoflex CASTEL-XQ-II specs

    Length 9.84" (25 cm)
    Weight 1.48 lb (670 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.3 x 5.2 x 3.5"

    Novoflex CASTEL-XQ-II reviews

    Castel-XQ II Macro Focusing Rack is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid and Precise I purchased the Castel-XQ macro focusing rack to facilitate closeup photography in the 1:2 to 1 meter range. There are better choices for extreme closeups, but the smooth action and long extension of the Castel-XQ are ideal for product photography, especially for focus stacking. The dovetails in the Castel-XQ conform to use with Really Right Stuff and Kirk QR gear. The two-way camera clamp is cleverly designed to make a secure connection in either parallel or cross positions.
    Date published: 2017-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Tool for Macro and Closeups I just took delivery of the Castel-XQ II focusing rack. The first thing I determined was its compatiblity with Arca-Swiss QR clamps. The base fits an RRS quick clamp (lever) perfectly without shimming or adjustments. Likewise the bi-directional clamp fits RRS plates. In addition to the beveled plate, there are 1/4 and 3/8 holes for standard tripod screws. The bottom slider engages a rack and pinion, which operates very smoothly and precisely. There are adjustments to tighten the gibs as needed. The upper slider is not geared, but slides freely on the top plate. There is a little wobble, which goes away when the slider clamp is tightened. The upper gibs are not adjustable. A geared plate is much more useful than a micrometer thread for larger subjects, but as close as 1:1 magnification. I plan to use this for moderate closeups in nature, and for table top and commercial photography. In particular, I will use it for focus-stacking, as well as a platform for photographing small paintings, photos and drawings.
    Date published: 2016-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again and again I would buy this product again and again
    Date published: 2014-07-01
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