Just Received my Hayear HY500B camera

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Just Received my Hayear HY500B camera

#1 Post by DonSchaeffer » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:16 pm

Higher definition and a .5x reduction lens makes a big difference.
I include a test image taken with my 60x objective.
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The microscope with new camera mounted.
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#2 Post by MichaelG. » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:02 pm

Looking good, Don

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#3 Post by DonSchaeffer » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:29 am

Thanks Michael. Now if I can only find some ciliates. No natural water source around here. Any suggestions.

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#4 Post by BramHuntingNematodes » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:47 am

Wow Don, what a step up!

The wind and birds and bugs sometimes drag in little creatures. You'd want some water that has been sitting exposed to the elements a long time, perhaps a few weeks. My little above ground pool after wintering, for instance, was full of them.
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#5 Post by Scarodactyl » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:22 am

I like it!
I noticed that your photo of the microacope has the same general noise as the camera--is there an added processing step here that might be adding that? The new camera is taking good pictures and I have a feeling the noise isn't inherent to it.

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#6 Post by MichaelG. » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:55 am

Scarodactyl wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:22 am
I noticed that your photo of the microacope has the same general noise as the camera--is there an added processing step here that might be adding that? The new camera is taking good pictures and I have a feeling the noise isn't inherent to it.
A very good point, Scarodactyl
... Don added his photo of the equipment after I had posted.

@Don: It would be very interesting to see your photo-processing ‘workflow’
There does seem to be an edgy, almost pointillist, character to your images
... I had assumed that this came from your previous low-resolution microscope camera, but now we have seen a general photo it becomes intriguing.

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#7 Post by MichaelG. » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:58 am

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#8 Post by 75RR » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:24 am

MichaelG. wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:55 am

There does seem to be an edgy, almost pointillist, character to your images
:) Full time or part time art critic?
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#9 Post by DonSchaeffer » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:48 am

I get bored with straight photography (I'm an amateur). I like a high dynamic range style so I use software and do a local tone mapping that raises the detail in darker areas of the photo. A lot of people don't like what I do, but I can't help doing it. I think it gives the pictures a certain richness. I'm not a scientist by temperament. I'm an artist and poet.
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#10 Post by Sabatini » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:09 pm

Very nice work.

I like the artistic feeling too.

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#11 Post by DonSchaeffer » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:16 pm

Thanks Sabatini

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#12 Post by Element 56 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:36 pm

Hi Don,

I like your pics thank you for sharing.

Can you add a little information about the camera? I did a quick search for that make and model but couldn't find an exact match.

Thanks
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#13 Post by Zuul » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:00 pm

Element 56 wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:36 pm

Can you add a little information about the camera? I did a quick search for that make and model but couldn't find an exact match.

http://www.hayear.com/Show.aspx?PID=576

I suspect the “B” indicates it is the blue version.

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#14 Post by Element 56 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:23 pm

Thanks Zuul. Not sure how I missed that. :roll:
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#15 Post by Zuul » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:48 pm

Element 56 wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:23 pm
Thanks Zuul. Not sure how I missed that. :roll:
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Well, I am assuming that the 5000 is broken down to 500B, 500Y, etc ... if it is a 500-B from the 500-series, then that’s egg on my face! :D

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#16 Post by DonSchaeffer » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:09 pm

Zuul wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:00 pm
Element 56 wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:36 pm

Can you add a little information about the camera? I did a quick search for that make and model but couldn't find an exact match.

http://www.hayear.com/Show.aspx?PID=576

I suspect the “B” indicates it is the blue version.
Actually mine does not have a memory card or a remote control and it's black. I don't think they sell it any more.

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#17 Post by Zuul » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:13 pm

See? That’s what I get for assuming. :oops:

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#19 Post by DonSchaeffer » Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:09 am

Zuul wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:23 pm
Is it like this?

http://www.aibome.com/product/36_146.html
Yes exactly. It is fitted with a .5x reduction lens.

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#20 Post by KenK » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:07 am

I've been using that same camera (also purchased from Hayear) on my stereo microscope since April 2019. I just purchased a second one for my new compound microscope. It's a great camera , especially considering the low cost. Nice to have a solid camera on my photo port rather than trying to make a mobile phone work. I gave a good review on my initial purchase and Hayear is actually using my images on their website. (I've improved my technique over time, today's images are better). The biggest limitation is that the frame rate can be slow depending on the settings. Using manual controls (exposure, gamma, brightness, etc.) are key to getting results.

I tried to add images but either I don't understand how this forum works or they are not allowed. Regardless, I recommend this camera.

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#21 Post by Sir » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:32 am

KenK wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:07 am
I tried to add images but either I don't understand how this forum works or they are not allowed. Regardless, I recommend this camera.
I usually upload the images to https://imgur.com/ (just drag and drop the files to the website, you don't need an account)

Then input the image with the Imgur link using [ img ]PasteLinkHere[ /img ] (without the spaces)

Hope that helps :D

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#22 Post by DonSchaeffer » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:30 pm

KenK wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:07 am
I've been using that same camera (also purchased from Hayear) on my stereo microscope since April 2019. I just purchased a second one for my new compound microscope. It's a great camera , especially considering the low cost. Nice to have a solid camera on my photo port rather than trying to make a mobile phone work. I gave a good review on my initial purchase and Hayear is actually using my images on their website. (I've improved my technique over time, today's images are better). The biggest limitation is that the frame rate can be slow depending on the settings. Using manual controls (exposure, gamma, brightness, etc.) are key to getting results.

I tried to add images but either I don't understand how this forum works or they are not allowed. Regardless, I recommend this camera.
How do you change the frame rate for videos on the camera?

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