Cognisys Header Image

facebook icon

What's New

April 2014 - CamRanger is now capable of controlling StackShot!

January 2014 - Don't want to build a Water Drop Stand? Check this out.

June 2013 - Check out the StopShot Studio - a 12 channel computer controlled version of StopShot

April 2013, Capture insects in flight with our new portable Insect Rig.

January 2013 - Check out our new Water Valve Mounting Bracket for multiple colored collisions

December 2012 - Introducing the Shutter Support System. Completely portable high speed.

October 2012 - Check out our latest one of a kind product - the High Speed Shutter - finally you can capture insects in flight.

August 2012 - Take your StackShot into the field with our new Controller Carrier Also works great with StopShot.

February 2012 - See our new web page on creating Three Drop Collisions with StopShot.

January 2012 - Check out our latest sensor the RangeIR. Designed for birds and wildlife.

Controller and Battery Carrier

Controller Carrier Mounted to StackShot
Camera Carriage Bolt Holes

Controller Carrier Kit

The Controller Carrier Kit offers a convenient way to get either StackShot or StopShot into the field, It keeps your setup clean and portable.

The Controller Carrier Kit includes the Controller Holder, a Wimberley M-1 Quick Release Clamp and a short version of the Wimberley Macro Extension Arm. It also includes a velcro strap to hold the Li-Ion Battery to the bottom of the controller and holder assembly. If you already have the Wimberley Macro Flash Bracket the Controller Holder is also available separately.

Shorter motor cables are available when using the Controller Carrier setup with StackShot. They are available in both the new twist lock style and the older 4-pin mini din style.

The Controller Carrier - Side View

Perfect for battery powered focus Stacking in the field - away from AC power and tables.

The controller carrier attaches to the dovetail base of the StackShot Macro rail using a Wimberley designed and manufactured dovetail clamp (the M-1). It holds our Li-Ion Battery Pack underneath the controller with a velcro strap as can be seen in the image on the right. It keeps the controller, battery, and all of the cables in order making shooting stacked images in the field much easier.

Controller Carrier Side View
Camera Carriage Bolt Holes

Mounting Options

The controller mounting portion of the carrier can be purchased separately from the dovetail clamp. This allows use with both the StopShot and StackShot controllers. It also allows flexibility should you have your own mounting scheme in mind. As shown in the illustration on the left there are three 1/4-20" threaded holes and two #8 through holes to mount the holder.

The holder is made from T-6061 anodized aluminum and stainless steel fasteners.

The holder is compatible with both the StackShot and StopShot controllers.

Arm Detail - Controller Retention

The controller is held in place by two rubber bumpers that can be adjusted via threaded rods. There are rubber bumpers on all contact surfaces to prevent scratching the controller (or carrier) and hold the controller securely in place.

Controller Carrier Adjustable Bumper
Camera Carriage Bolt Holes

Dovetail Detail

The detail on the left shows how the Wimberley M-1 clamp attaches to the base of the StackShot macro rail. The M-1 clamp can be moved anywhere along the bottom of the rail for maximum flexibility.

The Controller Carrier - StopShot

The Controller Carrier can also be used with StopShot. Shown at the right is a setup for star trails. Notice the controller is well off to the left and out of the way of looking through the view finder.

Again the Li-Ion battery is mounted under the controller. For this mounting scheme the Wimberley M-1 Quick Release is attached to the dovetail on the camera plate. For this setup you will need to make certain you have enough room on the camera plate to attache the tripod and M-1 clamp.

Star Trails Setup