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Macroscopic Solutions offers the Macropod. The Macropod comes with everything you need to properly image and archive your specimens, and is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.


The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens.  Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.


Your Macropod purchase includes:

  • Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera Body
  • Macro Photo MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Manual Focus Lens for EOS
  • Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
  • Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash
  • Stackshot and Controller
  • Macropod Hardware
  • Zerene Stacker Software License
  • Eastern Mountain Sports Boda 40L Backpack with custom foam interior
  • Your Preferred Support Bundle

Support Bundles:


For any researcher, it is important to fully understand how the Macropod works best for you. With your purchase, we offer three levels of support to meet your personal imaging needs: Basic, Extended, or Premium. Click here to read more about our support bundles.