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by Numanoid
Thu May 07, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Is anyone using an EOS R or EOS RP for microscopy?
Replies: 0
Views: 577

Is anyone using an EOS R or EOS RP for microscopy?

I'm planning/budgeting out my next camera purchase and I'm liking what I'm seeing in these. I'm hoping to see some examples of photos and videos of it in use on a scope. Dark field would be a bonus!

Thanks!
by Numanoid
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Advice on a dark field camera
Replies: 21
Views: 1087

Re: Advice on a dark field camera

Congratulations. Waiting to see still images. Please show the setup of the camera on the microscope. Do you think it can be used in series with an eyepiece ? not a special photo (or projective) but an ordinary eyepiece ? do they have a 0.5X lens to catch a larger field of view ? thnaks in advance. ...
by Numanoid
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AMSCOPE 490 series
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Re: AMSCOPE 490 series

Honey!
by Numanoid
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Advice on a dark field camera
Replies: 21
Views: 1087

Re: Advice on a dark field camera

I got to play around a bit tonight and I have a video to post. Dark field photos and videos are a heck of a lot more complicated than bright field. I had a lot of fine tuning to get the exposure to a point where i could record. I have a feeling it's going to take many hours to really get the hang of...
by Numanoid
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Help identifying this mount
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Help identifying this mount

Thanks for the info. I spoke with Amscope (always hit or miss) earlier today and asked them what the mount was and if I could attach a camera to it without using the tube. I was told they didn't know. I browsed their store and found this: https://www.amscope.com/1x-c-mount-camera-adapter-for-microsc...
by Numanoid
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Advice on a dark field camera
Replies: 21
Views: 1087

Re: Advice on a dark field camera

Technically it comes native with an M42x0.75 mount so if you could source an adapter with that you could skip the others. At the risk of stating the obvious ... May I just remind folks that M42x0.75 is the standard T-mount thread MichaelG. You wouldn't believe how many hours it took me to figure th...
by Numanoid
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Help identifying this mount
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Help identifying this mount

All, I've upgraded my camera and want to attempt to mount it to the base of trinocular port forgoing the focus tube. I'm getting a too-wide FoV with a 1x relay and thought if I could get the sensor closer to the output that may help. Also cut down on bulk. The problem is I have no idea what this mou...
by Numanoid
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Advice on a dark field camera
Replies: 21
Views: 1087

Re: Advice on a dark field camera

Congratulations. Waiting to see still images. Please show the setup of the camera on the microscope. Do you think it can be used in series with an eyepiece ? not a special photo (or projective) but an ordinary eyepiece ? do they have a 0.5X lens to catch a larger field of view ? thnaks in advance. ...
by Numanoid
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Advice on a dark field camera
Replies: 21
Views: 1087

Re: Advice on a dark field camera

Hey all, I got the camera (Altair 294C) on Friday and thought I'd post a first thoughts/initial review of it. The short version is the camera is leaps and bounds better than the Omax I was using and only 25% more expensive. I'm still learning its capabilities and the different software, but initial ...
by Numanoid
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Brightest LED
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Brightest LED

A good quality 10 Watt led (e.g. Cree) will suffice for most dark field, DIC and phase-contrast situations when taking pictures. For observation only even 10 Watt is overkill in most configurations. My personal experience only, your milage may vary. I'd love to see your setup and what parts you pur...
by Numanoid
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Paramecium busaria, Frontonia, or other?
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Paramecium busaria, Frontonia, or other?

Thank you all for the information and kind words on the video. I learned a lot reading through it. As I read through Bruce's reply I googled the various terms and looked for them in my video. It was quite cool seeing cytopharyngeal basket after you mentioned it. I thought it was some kind of focusin...
by Numanoid
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Paramecium busaria, Frontonia, or other?
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Paramecium busaria, Frontonia, or other?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BthvqKZSc0 I found this in some lake water near my house. I googled and thought it was a Paramecium busaria, but another viewer suggested it was a Frontonia. What do you think? How did you come to that conclusion (in other words, what should I be looking for to posit...
by Numanoid
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Advice on a dark field camera
Replies: 21
Views: 1087

Re: Advice on a dark field camera

That's pretty cool! Weird fan for sure. I think I've answered all the questions except how to mount the thing. Since this is for a telescope it's got a t thread M42x0.75 and a nice picture shows that there is a CS adapter ring and then the c mount adapter 5mm spacer. https://cdn.shoplightspeed.com/s...
by Numanoid
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Advice on a dark field camera
Replies: 21
Views: 1087

Re: Advice on a dark field camera

What is a rolling shutter? And since people are seeing this, what kind of "reduction" lens would I want for a 4/3" sensor? 1x to 1.5x?

I'm having a hard time getting that figure.
by Numanoid
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Advice on a dark field camera
Replies: 21
Views: 1087

Re: Advice on a dark field camera

Hobbyst46 wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:21 pm
Why not search the keyword "Altair" on this forum as well as on the macrophotograpy forum.
I did last night and it returned only the thread where it was first mentioned. Now this thread is also being returned in the results.
by Numanoid
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Advice on a dark field camera
Replies: 21
Views: 1087

Re: Advice on a dark field camera

The Altair camera really seems promising, to me. Unfortunately, it was never again mentioned on this forum, so there are no feedbacks and second opinions on it. If suggested for astronomy, it must be very sensitive. On the other hand, for DF, sensitivity is not the most important virtue. If you go ...
by Numanoid
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Advice on a dark field camera
Replies: 21
Views: 1087

Advice on a dark field camera

Hi all, new user here and a new hobbyist to the world of microscopy. I've got a cheap setup (amscope/Omax) but have been loving microbe hunting and taking pics and videos. I need advice on a camera setup that I can use for dark field videos. My omax 18mp just can't cut it due to its tiny pixel size....