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ivangallego24
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Home adapter for microscope

#1 Post by ivangallego24 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:36 am

Anyone know how I can build a home adapter for my Reflex nikon D3400 to adapt it to a trinocular microscope iscope?
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Re: Home adapter for microscope

#2 Post by jfiresto » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:53 am

Is that really a question for whomever you bought the microscope from?

From a datasheet for what might be your microscope, you need:

AE.5130 SLR adapter with built-in 2x lens for standard 23.2 mm tube. Needs T2 adapter

AE.5025 T2 ring for Nikon D SLR digital camera

You can try to roll your own but duplicating the first item could get tedious.
-John

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Re: Home adapter for microscope

#3 Post by iconoclastica » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:16 am

Hi Ivan,

I made one, though for a different microscope/camea combination. But that should not matter too much, important is that when your camera is APS-C and the microscope has no colour correcting eyepieces, you can do without a relay lens, which makes everyting much simpler. My solution is described here. The wole story is:

* you need an adapter from trinoc to m42
* a variable length m42 spacer to focus
* an adapter from camera to m42

The measure where the primary image is floating and catch that on your sensor.

Wim

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#4 Post by Scarodactyl » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:07 pm

I'd be kind of surprised if the intermediate image were big enough for aps-c. Do you get any vignetting on the Nikon setup?

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#5 Post by iconoclastica » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:39 pm

It is quite large enough though centering is critical. The height of the image is nearly identical to what I see by eye, but of course the width is 1.5x wider. I made a mistake ordering the dovetail 0.5mm too small so mine is a bit off center. I use it with Canon APS-C; I am not familiar with the Nikon program.

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#6 Post by Scarodactyl » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:42 pm

Huh, that's really cool. I wouldn't have guessed it.

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Re: Home adapter for microscope

#7 Post by iconoclastica » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:33 pm

Here's an example, reduced for upload, but un-cropped:
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