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Chinese inspection camera

#1 Post by 75RR » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:59 am

Several instances of members using Chinese inspection cameras - see images in AGM report.

PMS Annual General Meeting Saturday 11th May 2019

http://www.quekett.org/about/reports/20 ... agm-public
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Re: Chinese inspection camera

#2 Post by MicroBob » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:17 am

Hi 75RR,
may be I have missed it but I only saw the typical exepiece cameras.
With inspection camera I connect something small and endoscope like.

What I always find interestig is the way the english clubs organize their meetings: The meetings seem to consist of separate exhibits and flea market stands by the members. This should offer a nice range of topics, spread the workload over the members and introduce a bit of competition. It probably also offers good opportunities for exchange between the members.

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#3 Post by MichaelG. » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:04 pm

MicroBob wrote:Hi 75RR,
may be I have missed it but I only saw the typical exepiece cameras.
With inspection camera I connect something small and endoscope like.
The blue camera in Geoff Mould's display is the one in question
They are HDMI, not USB ... but I believe they can record directly to a card.
... I spoke with him on Saturday and he said it's the best thing he has ever bought.

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#4 Post by 75RR » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:38 pm

What I always find interestig is the way the english clubs organize their meetings: The meetings seem to consist of separate exhibits and flea market stands by the members. This should offer a nice range of topics, spread the workload over the members and introduce a bit of competition. It probably also offers good opportunities for exchange between the members.
On my to do list if/when I am in England again.
... I spoke with him on Saturday and he said it's the best thing he has ever bought.
Do you happen to know if he has an eyepiece in there?

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#5 Post by MichaelG. » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:49 pm

75RR wrote:Do you happen to know if he has an eyepiece in there?
To the best of my knowledge; the camera, with its reducing relay lens, simply replaces an eyepiece.

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#6 Post by 75RR » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:54 pm

Would have thought there was correction on the Reichert Zetopan eyepiece.

Perhaps next time you talk with him you could ask?

Maybe he only uses it for demos at meetings.
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#7 Post by MichaelG. » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:01 pm

In a 'pre-emptive strike' ... I have already eMailed him.

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#8 Post by 75RR » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:04 pm

Nice one!
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#9 Post by MichaelG. » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:32 pm

Geoff Mould has replied to my request for details:
Hello, Michael, (and all the others....)

This set-up as seen in the photograph really is a WYSIWYG – there are no additional components used with the camera other than the lens 0.5x (the black tube) that was supplied with the camera, and no eyepiece in the phototube.

Perhaps I ought to comment that although the cameras are virtually all the same, (some have remote IR controllers and some don’t – beware when buying) if people have seen my other demonstrations without a microscope , but with the
fantastic MacroZoom Lens fitted with its own 0.5x adaptor, you may conclude (as I did) that the price of these things is so reasonably affordable that I bought one for low-power (zoom) and another for fitting to a microscope including additional 30mm eyepiece Stereos.
I must say that trying to sort out the ‘’best buy’’ for either of these variants, particularly if you wanted to buy an adjustable stand for the MacroZoom can be quite confusing. Some of the cheaper stands are complete rubbish.

The cameras are all fitted with HDMI output, which gives the best resolution, but also with a USB output for direct connection to a laptop (but you can’t use both at the same time).
Images can recorded on plug-in micro-SD card, which I am still trying to get my head round.
Obviously, the microscope lens variant is the one that one would have any hope of seeing ‘microbes’.....

I hope that this explains things a little.

Best regards, Geoff Mould.
I'm glad I asked ... because apparently there is a USB output !!

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#10 Post by 75RR » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:43 pm

Thanks for this.

It would seem that it is more suited for demonstration/presentations.

Have added link to amazon com rather than co.uk as it has customer reviews.

Note: There are several cameras available, most of which have at least some reviews.

https://www.amazon.com/Industry-Digital ... _3_ac_d_pm?
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#11 Post by MichaelG. » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:01 pm

What particularly impressed me was not the image quality per se [*], but the reponsiveness of a very acceptable image when panning the stage, or focussing. There is no noticeable video latency in normal use ... it feels 'real time'

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[*] it is certainly adequate for live feeds, but might not stand-up to close scrutiny on freeze-frame [much like any TV image]
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