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by Geode
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Camera Purchase Paralysis
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Re: Camera Purchase Paralysis

I have a great scope with terrific images and a very sophisticated digital wireless camera. The computer I have cannot match or come close to the resolution of the camera. So.... Pictures just aren't what you or I would want them to be. Just thought I'd mention it. Greg Thanks for the tip, Greg. I ...
by Geode
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Camera Purchase Paralysis
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Re: Camera Purchase Paralysis

A part of me wishes I spent less on the scope, and more on the camera hahaha Since one can only photograph what one sees through the microscope - you did put your money in the right place. ;) Good point :) I guess I'm just a bit frustrated that I haven't had a clear path to make that jump into micr...
by Geode
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Camera Purchase Paralysis
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Re: Camera Purchase Paralysis

Given your desire to make measurements, you might consider getting a camera with measurement software. Forum member Robert Berdan recently did a review of a $600 Rising Cam 10 mp. camera with a 1" Sony sensor. Try to locate that thread - he did a great job comparing some alternatives. The Rising Ca...
by Geode
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Camera Purchase Paralysis
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Camera Purchase Paralysis

Hello all! Hope everyone is having a good start to their new year. Several months ago I purchased a used trinocular Accuscope 3025 and have slowly gotten more comfortable using it. I'm at a point in my studies where I need to start recording my findings for reports and such. The scope came with a 1x...
by Geode
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Matching camera with C-mount
Replies: 20
Views: 1937

Re: Matching camera with C-mount

viktor j nilsson wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:06 am
This is also a good thread on the topic:

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... 9265#99265
Thanks!
by Geode
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Matching camera with C-mount
Replies: 20
Views: 1937

Re: Matching camera with C-mount

75RR wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:34 am
Here is a good explanation on camera/microscope compatibility + a link to the main site where there are additional articles

http://www.krebsmicro.com/pdf/trinoc_a3.pdf

http://www.krebsmicro.com/
Thank you!
by Geode
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Matching camera with C-mount
Replies: 20
Views: 1937

Re: Matching camera with C-mount

You mean to ask where I live? South Florida I asked because I have a couple, extra, used micro four thirds bodies I picked up while researching cameras to mount on a 1" c-mount photoport. You could use one to evaluate the microscope and photoport, and get some idea of what you might then need. I pa...
by Geode
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Matching camera with C-mount
Replies: 20
Views: 1937

Re: Matching camera with C-mount

... Seeing as I have the 1x already, I will need to find a camera with a 1" sensor? I guess this limits my choices. And I assume that means I'll be stuck with more expensive cameras in that case (because of the larger sensor size).... I will resume writing up my micro four thirds experiences, right...
by Geode
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Matching camera with C-mount
Replies: 20
Views: 1937

Re: Matching camera with C-mount

I just feel like I'm in the dark about the whole process and find it difficult to choose between products I don't understand fully. Please take a few minutes to get-to-grips with sensor sizes ... then you will have a better idea of what the strange numbers actually mean. This is a good introduction...
by Geode
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Matching camera with C-mount
Replies: 20
Views: 1937

Re: Matching camera with C-mount

It's a digital camera, so there is no fixed magnification, just resolution. Even for a film camera the negative gets magnified somewhat arbitrarily when making a print. You can shrink or enlarge the image on your monitor to whatever size you want. So-- you can record video without an eyepiece and w...
by Geode
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Matching camera with C-mount
Replies: 20
Views: 1937

Re: Matching camera with C-mount

YMywdSFaXho Thank you for this. Explains the 0.5 reduction lens idea. Although, I may need to look for a visual explanation (with comparison photos and such) to understand it better. The issue is, I do not want to use one of my eyepieces for filming. I need to have the binocular head available for ...
by Geode
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Matching camera with C-mount
Replies: 20
Views: 1937

Re: Matching camera with C-mount

My scope was purchased used, and it came with a 1x c-mount adapter. No lenses inside, just a tube , hence the 1x. IMHO, a cheap eyepiece camera (I mean, 60-70USD or even less; Toupcam camera or equivalent) is a good starting point, in the absence of previous experience with photomicrography of soil...
by Geode
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Matching camera with C-mount
Replies: 20
Views: 1937

Matching camera with C-mount

Hey everyone, So, I've been experimenting with my new trinocular scope (Accuscope 3025) and I'm ready to start filming my samples. My scope was purchased used, and it came with a 1x c-mount adapter. No lenses inside, just a tube , hence the 1x. I'm trying to figure out out how to pair it with a came...
by Geode
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Looking for Entry/Mid Range Scope
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Re: Looking for Entry/Mid Range Scope

FWIW, the pros and cons of LED lamps have been covered on the forum before. Pros are that they are cheaper to build into a scope, the bulbs run cool, and they rarely (with the good ones) burn out. Cons are that they usually have spotty color rendition. A tungsten halogen bulb has a CRI (color rende...
by Geode
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Looking for Entry/Mid Range Scope
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Re: Looking for Entry/Mid Range Scope

BramHuntingNematodes wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:27 am
You should buy Bill's Axiomat. Show up to lab with it in a wagon all like, "hey teach is this one ok?"
Yes, I'll definitely want the LED. I'm keeping a look for out that.
by Geode
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Looking for Entry/Mid Range Scope
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Re: Looking for Entry/Mid Range Scope

BramHuntingNematodes wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:27 am
You should buy Bill's Axiomat. Show up to lab with it in a wagon all like, "hey teach is this one ok?"
I always wanted a wagon! Lol
by Geode
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Fixed Köhler
Replies: 51
Views: 5004

Re: Fixed Köhler

From my understanding, and I asked a few dealers about this feature, some scopes come with a condenser focus knob, so you can move it up and down and focus the condenser to the slide (by holding a paper/tissue to the light source and focusing the condenser till the edge of the tissue is crisp. The o...
by Geode
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Looking for Entry/Mid Range Scope
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Looking for Entry/Mid Range Scope

Hello! Based on a bunch of research I've done, and with the help of several users on and off the forum, I'd like to advertise that I'm looking for a used mid-range/entry-level microscope (which is upgradable). This list exemplifies the sort of (age, brand, features, price, etc.) I'm looking for if a...
by Geode
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: New here! Questions about the Big Four
Replies: 33
Views: 3892

Re: New here! Questions about the Big Four

. . . My professor says phase contrast isn't ideal for our application (at least for the method she is describing, where we do Kohler illumination and then close down the iris at the end to bring up the contrast and be able to count all the bacteria at 400x - what she is calling "shadowing"). I am ...
by Geode
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: New here! Questions about the Big Four
Replies: 33
Views: 3892

Re: New here! Questions about the Big Four

75RR wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:52 pm
Here is an interesting one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carl-Zeiss-Mic ... Swx4hc8sAl

Got some nice bits on it!
Thanks, already gone, unfortunately!
by Geode
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: New here! Questions about the Big Four
Replies: 33
Views: 3892

Re: New here! Questions about the Big Four

Thanks, I had filtered for trinocular scopes.. so that one didn't show up. I'm still searching, so there's a lot to filter through :) Many microscopes on ebay that have a trinocular head are not listed that way, so be careful with your search and filtering. Remember that frequently the best deals a...
by Geode
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: New here! Questions about the Big Four
Replies: 33
Views: 3892

Re: New here! Questions about the Big Four

Maybe uh look harder this took me like 30 seconds to find https://www.ebay.com/itm/NIKON-ECLIPSE-E400-ERGONOMIC-PHASE-CONTRAST-MICROSCOPE-W-10X-40X-OBJECTIVES/153967666938?hash=item23d93026fa:g:WecAAOSwaL5e4bIY:sc:FedExHomeDelivery!30064!US!-1 Thanks, I had filtered for trinocular scopes.. so that ...
by Geode
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: New here! Questions about the Big Four
Replies: 33
Views: 3892

Re: New here! Questions about the Big Four

I wouldn't spend more than a couple hundred for the typical used LW Scientific or Labomed (having had both); maybe $300 with free shipping if it had a trinocular head. They're not bad - but a bit of patience could get you something that's built better, with better optics. Is phase contrast importan...
by Geode
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: New here! Questions about the Big Four
Replies: 33
Views: 3892

Re: New here! Questions about the Big Four

. .. One thing I forgot to add is portability, I do plan to travel with my scope, so getting a massive "systems" scopes is a bit superfluous for my current needs. I'm looking for a more standard upright compound scope, with good durability for transportation. With this in mind, where does one look ...
by Geode
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: New here! Questions about the Big Four
Replies: 33
Views: 3892

Re: New here! Questions about the Big Four

Thank you everyone for the replies and discussion. Every enlightening! I'm definitely leaning towards used, it just makes a lot of sense. One thing I forgot to add is portability, I do plan to travel with my scope, so getting a massive "systems" scopes is a bit superfluous for my current needs. I'm ...
by Geode
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: New here! Questions about the Big Four
Replies: 33
Views: 3892

Re: New here! Questions about the Big Four

While we got this topic going, I'd also like to know why the big four are widely considered better than Motic with regards to buying new microscopes? I frequently see others mention that buying from the big four would be better, but haven't seen anyone provide any visual comparisons. From my (admit...
by Geode
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: New here! Questions about the Big Four
Replies: 33
Views: 3892

Re: New here! Questions about the Big Four

I'd urge you to consider doing a bit more homework and considering a used "big four" microscope in good condition. For $3000 you're likely to get a new Chinese scope of decent quality, but not easily or affordably expandable to better objectives and likely not DIC at all. It sounds like you hope to...
by Geode
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: New here! Questions about the Big Four
Replies: 33
Views: 3892

Re: New here! Questions about the Big Four

I think new DIC is too much of a stretch for that budget but phase is useful for looking at nematode heads. If you want to do some afocal imaging with your cellphone I have had some luck just sticking an eyepiece into the trinocular port and hoping for the best. You could give it a try and if it wo...
by Geode
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: New here! Questions about the Big Four
Replies: 33
Views: 3892

New here! Questions about the Big Four

Hey everyone! I'm new to the forum and am very excited about purchasing my first microscope! I've been doing research for a couple of months now and have learned a lot, but still have many questions. The main one is... Which scope do I actually get?! I'm located in South Florida (Fort Lauderdale) an...
by Geode
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Trinocular Phone Mount
Replies: 0
Views: 888

Trinocular Phone Mount

I have a question for those who have a trinocular scope. Have any of you managed to mount your phones to the phototube? The phone mounts I'm seeing basically attach to an eyepiece (usually on one of the binocular eyepieces). It seems not all trinocular scopes can have an eyepiece placed in the photo...