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I have a Bausch and Lomb/Leica StereoZoom 4 microscope that I would like to use for microsoldering and occastional photos. Unfortunately, it only has 10X eye pieces and no auxillary lenses or illumination.

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The scope uses "standard" 38mm auxillary lenses. Finding a .5X lens isn't hard, but at over $100 a piece, I prefer not to remortgage my home. There are tons of inexpensive 42mm ones available, however, as they are more common.

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Is it possible to buy an adapter that will allow me to use .5X lenses?

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    Although you plan to use the microscope for "occasional photos", I wonder if there is expertise here to adequately answer your question. You may be able to find a suitable "step up" ring, but it would alter the distances between optics, which would affect focusing. It seems you're also missing a stand. – xiota Apr 18 '19 at 22:14
  • I am a complete Newbie. I figured this is the best place to ask the question, since there is quite a bit of overlap between photography and microscopy. – ATL_DEV Apr 18 '19 at 22:50
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    It's fine to ask. But it might be one of those questions where no one here really knows the answer. – xiota Apr 18 '19 at 22:55

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