Basement Start-up Creates Inexpensive Photographic Gear For High Speed Insect Photography
Wired Science recently ran an a story about Cognisys, a photographic equipment business that was a basement start-up that develop unique and inexpensive photographic equipment. One of their accomplishments is the creation of a high-speed handheld flexible timing module called “StopShot”. It has a shutter system that operates in about 5 milliseconds from pushing the button to recording a photo. This is 12-13 times faster than most current consumer digital cameras. This has great applications for capturing insects in mid-flight.
Another product Cognisys has developed is “StackShot” which is an automated stacking rail used to capture multiple images with different points of focus. The images are than single combined into a single image using photographic software program such as Helicon Soft. to create a high level of focal sharpness throughout the final image.
Wired Science reports: “Some of the equipment Cognisys sells for a few hundred dollars can cost tens of thousands of dollars from other companies.”
To learn more and see examples of mid-air insect photos captured with “StopShot” go to the article Cheap DIY Camera Systems Perform Amazing Photographic Feats | Wired Science | Wired.com. and to learn more about the products go to the website of Cognisys. If anyone has used these products please comment about your experience.