About Ultramacro Ltd

Ultramacro Ltd is part of the 'Optics Group' which is a group of leading UK optics businesses with common share ownership who design, manufacture and distribute microscopes, scientific and industrial cameras, telescopes, binoculars and magnifiers.  We also have a number of major affiliated businesses in the field of optics with whom we collaborate closely.  Together we the largest group of optics related enterprises in Europe, we are based in and originate from the UK.  We are a friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable team, always happy to help our customers with advice and our view on what be best to consider as a purchase.
Ultramacro Ltd rapidly expanded its operations in 2022 and 2023 with the introduction of two major new divisions:-
High Speed Imaging - featuring the largest range of high speed cameras for slow motion and related image analysis software and systems in Europe and possibly the world.  Representing a range of high speed camera manufacturers including Ditect from Japan.
ToupTek Europe - with its own website, representing throughout Europe the world's largest scientific and industrial camera manufacturer ToupTek from China.
At our core we are a group of enthusiasts in the fields of photography, microscopy and imaging with experience in the field dating back further than we would care to mention
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The Optics Group and Ultramacro was founded by Bob Town who also founded these optics related businesses:-

Ultramacro Ltd collaborate closely with many other businesses and groups including WeMacro who supply us with our own specified versions of many of Ultramacro's brand products.  We welcome all offers to collaborate on imaging related projects, research and mutual support including amateur groups.

Our expertise encompasses:

  1. All aspects of optics
  2. The involvement of the founders of the business in the original development of the focus stacking algorithms in Cambridge 1995
  3. Probably more expertise in microscopy and imaging than most organisations in Europe
  4. Motorisation of devices for focus stacking and scanning
  5. Microscope imaging, image processing and image analysis
  6. Microscope motorisation
  7. Microscope repairs and servicing

With these unique foundations and an enjoyment of dealing with enthusiasts in this field and the realisation that full and accurate information on every aspect of this range of subjects is not easy to find, we decided to at least try to bring it all together with the launch of Ultramacro Ltd.  It is a large subject area so please bear with us while we continue to accumulate and share information as fast as we can.

All contributions from photographers already engaged in these areas are warmly welcomed.