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I need a 400x microscope, but would like to be able to connect my camera to it.

 
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Aug 06, 2012 12:46 |  #1

I don't know the price of microscopes, but would hope to keep it under $400.

I need it to have 400x, and that about all I know. I want to be able to connect my 7D or 5D2 for future use.

Can anyone give me some suggestions? I am not having luck finding anything of substance with my searches. All I can find are microscopes that you connect P&S cameras to.


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Aug 06, 2012 15:57 |  #2

Well, I got http://www.ebay.ca …ain_0&hash=item​19c8f2135f (external link)

with this http://www.microscopen​et.com …-reduction-lens-p-77.html (external link) and... the canon adapter. (http://www.microscopen​et.com …dslr-with-lens-p-223.html (external link)).

Hope it doesnt suck. lol


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Aug 06, 2012 18:52 |  #3

Once you get all that package post a review !! Sounds interesting..


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Aug 07, 2012 16:16 |  #4

I might be wrong but I think you need to be looking at trinocular microscopes


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Aug 07, 2012 17:20 as a reply to  @ racketman's post |  #5

Hmm, well I talked to them and they told me both accessory items are compatible with the microscope I link in the first post.


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Aug 08, 2012 13:10 |  #6

I had looked at this in the past and never came up with a microscope I could easily connect a camera to. What I finally settled on was an adapter that lets you put the microscope lens on the camera:
http://www.edmundoptic​s.com …968?dc&PageNum=​1#products (external link)

You will still need a platform of some sort for focusing. At 400x, I doubt macro rails will suffice. I've only used 4x and 10x objectives successfully with macro rails (and 10x was pretty tough). Anything beyond that, and it gets tough to illuminate the subject without a microscope platform lit from behind.


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Aug 08, 2012 13:27 |  #7

There are several fine microscope makers that either have the camera already built in or have an adapter already built in to the head. Jenoptik, Olympus, Nikon, Zeiss are some of the makers out there. However, your budget is way way underfunded for any serious work. You need a fibher optik light source, binoocular microscope stage, with power supply etc etc. You didn't say what the use is so if it's just slides you go one way, if it's PCB or close electronic work it's another. OFten times you can buy refurbs or rebuilds from secondary sources and save some cash that way too.


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Aug 08, 2012 20:53 as a reply to  @ LBaldwin's post |  #8

dont forget to check surplus shed weekly http://www.surplusshed​.com …tegory/microsco​pes_1.html (external link) They have some good used stuff sometimes and its way cheap. Also im sure you could find some sort of eyepiece adapter for your camera. They make tons of them for telescopes so I dont see why you couldnt find one for a microscope.


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Aug 09, 2012 10:36 as a reply to  @ calypsob's post |  #9

Here's a couple of links to my fav microscopy sites.

Scroll down to the micro subforums; the macro forums might be of interest, too. There are plenty of helpful experts on this forum.

http://www.photomacrog​raphy.net (external link)

There is a beginner's forum here (I think it would work best to post your question here):

http://photomacrograph​y.net/forum/viewforum.​php?f=15 (external link)

Also, see this tutorial on microscope setup and components selection by a highly regarded expert:

http://www.photomacrog​raphy.net/forum/viewto​pic.php?t=12 (external link)

This recent "what camera to use with a microscope" topic may be helpful:

http://www.photomacrog​raphy.net/forum/viewto​pic.php?t=16741 (external link)


For educational/tutorial purposes, I recommend this site:

http://www.microscopyu​.com/ (external link)


I am not experienced at all with microscopy but I have the impression that 400x magnification is very hard to accomplish in a way that provides good detail. The depth of field is so shallow that focus stacking is probably needed for high quality imaging.

Good luck with your quest!


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