🔬 How to get a 3D effect with your microscope | Amateur Microscopy

Oblique Illumination is an easy way to get a 3D effect using your microscope. It can be achieved by blocking the light on one side of the microscope lamp. The specimen is then lighted from the side. While the quality is not as high as from DIC (differential interference contrast), the big advantage is its low cost. For best results, it is important to very carefully align the oblique illumination filter.