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Configuring live view on external monitor for Nikon D7100 attached to microscope

The camera is attached to a professional dentistry microscope and feeds into an external monitor through HDMI. The live view on the monitor is really dark, and details undistinguishable. However, ...
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How do I figure out which C adapter I need to use a CX4 Microscope Camera?

I work on very small electronics and I was trying to get a camera to take pictures of the boards that I work on. I ordered a CX4 cmos camera and got a C adapter to attach it to my microscope. It ...
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using smartphone on copy stand

A bit of math: what should the DIY copy stand height, to focus the smartphone camera on the flat A5-size object, that the object is photographed at 1:1 magnification? Smartphone camera - in the ...
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Why is my microscope camera so zoomed in compared to looking through the microscope's eyepiece?

Apologies if this isn't the right place for this--it's the closest match I could think of. Please feel free to move it if it should be elsewhere. At my work, I use a microscope on a regular basis. ...
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How can I magnify ≤1mm objects onto a display for under $200?

Question updated/clarified I'm looking to perform feature identification on small tick/bug/mite-like creatures approximately 0.3mm to 1mm in size. I'd prefer to be able to project magnified images ...
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How do I produce a microscopic-size slide for stanhope

Is there a way to produce a microscopic film on a glass slide because I am trying to create a stanhope. For example in the image shown below, the image film is around 3 - 4mm. And also is it possible ...
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Trinocular mount for Sony Alpha cameras

I would be interested about mounting my Sony A7r3 to an Amscope microscope. I don't have a microscope yet, but I would be interested about a trinocular one. I could not find any mounts to allow my ...
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How to fix radial blur/gradient on photos taken with microscope?

So I recently bought a DSLR to microscope reduction so that I could attach my Nikon D3200 to it. However when I take the pictures with my Nikon camera there seems to be a radial blur on the photos, ...
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What's the difference between Wide Angle and Wide Field?

In microscopy, the term wide field is often used to describe lenses that increase your field of view when looking through a microscope. I haven't heard the term used in photography, but have heard ...
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How to take macro photos of microscopy?

I am new to macro, and will be taking photos of insects under a stereo microscope for taxonomic reasons. I will be setting up the camera so that its lens points down into the eyepiece of a dissection ...
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Can I adapt my 38mm auxillary lens microscope to use more widely available 42mm ones?

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 ...
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What are the ways to improve magnification in the reversed lens configuration?

There is a really detailed discussion on achieving microscope-magnification using a small focal length lens in reversed configuration. How to make a microscope with a DSLR camera? I wish to know ...
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What type of lens element is this?

I pulled apart a microscope objective lens to clean it. I was using it to take photos and noticed they were coming out blurry/cloudy. Turns out the first two lens elements were "cemented" together. ...
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Portable digital microscope? [closed]

A while ago I saw an ad for a portable digital microscope -- I think it had VGA quality screen on it, but saved images at a higher resolution. Unlike most it did not have to be tethered to a laptop, ...
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Looking to adapt Mitutoyo 26mm x 36tpi (0.706") to 77mm filter thread

This is to mount a Mitutoyo objective to the front of my typical lenses which have 77mm filter thread. Ideally the objective would be as close to the front of the lens it's fitted to as possible, so ...
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How to consistently apply "global" color balance to multiple microscope images?

I have microscope images of similar samples, taken at different times with slightly different lighting conditions. Is there a way to apply a "global color balance" to all the images, if for example I ...
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Using Nikon D5300 Live View with a Amscope microscope lens

I have read that Live View on Nikon cameras doesn't work with certain lens but searching through the user manual there is no mention of this. Our research lab is trying to use Live View with Nikon ...
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How can I capture a photo through a microscope using a D5200 with lens

Which is the best mode to take a photo through a microscope, using a Nikon d5200 through a lens
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What should I look for in a camera which could cover all of astrophotography, microscopy and general purpose photography?

I am new to photography but I have done a lot of microscopy (confocal, light, etc...). I am familiar with optics and image processing. I want to set-up a telescope at home and maybe in the future a ...
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Mitigating vignetting in a microscope image

I'm having an issue with vignetting on my microscope images, and I'm not really sure how to troubleshoot it, or if there is anything I can do to fix it. Below is an example image that should ...
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What's the advantage of an expensive industrial camera over a consumer device for microscopy?

I am looking into CCD cameras that can be attached to a microscope. I understand that there is a premium to pay for anything labeled "industrial", but I don't really understand why they cost so much, ...
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Is the attached digital camera on the top have the same magnification than visible in eyepiece?

There are some microscopes with digital camera system attached to the top. But does it include or bypass eyepiece magnification? E.g. 40x objective lens and 10x eyepiece making the total ...
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Olympus BH-2 Microscope and an Olympus E-3 DSLR

I have an Olympus BH-2 Microscope and an Olympus E-3 DSLR. What do I need to connect the 2? I think need: Trinocular head, Lens adapter, Camera adapter, Photo eyepiece. Is this everything I need? ...
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How would you set up a long-exposure shot from the computer?

I just got a USB digital microscope and I would like to setup a long exposure experiment (~5 minute capture). Unfortunately, I have no clue what software I need to have to set up a long exposure shot. ...
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Recommended way to do photomicography outdoors?

The first part of the question is, what is the best microscope to use that you can attach to a DSLR camera (I have a Canon 7D), that's reasonably priced (not like $20k or whatever, ideally less than $...
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How to make a microscope with a DSLR camera?

There are lots of budget cameras (for example about $200) offering 30X optical zoom lens along with 8.0 million pixels of image capture. Definitely, the quality of picture, focus, and depth of field ...
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How to take photos of snow crystals?

More precisely, how to take photos of snow crystals with off-the-shelf, amateur priced equipment? Is it possible with regular ~100-150 mm Nikon DX macro lenses and 10+ MP sensors? I know they are ...
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photographing very small particles

Need to photograph small particle embedded in glass. Particles about 0.05 to 0.1mm in diameter. Can anyone suggest a microscope/camera type/brand that can achieve this with high resolution. Need to ...
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Dealing microphotography [duplicate]

How would you suggest a micro photograph using a 18-55 mm,14 mp lens? I have tried many different articles on this but did not succeed.
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What resolution should be used for images that are to be used in focus stacking?

I am taking a series of photos using a dSLR camera attached to a microscope that will be used in a stack to produce a single image with high depth of field. Can anyone recommend a level of resolution ...
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What's a fairly simple way of taking a photo through a microscope?

I have a simple microscope, with only one lens (though two eyepieces). Is there any way to do this, without too much money and modification?
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How can I increase depth of field when photographing through a microscope?

I was photographing a small beetle and ran into the problem that it was just 0.5 inches long, and the macro setting on my camera failed to produce a sufficiently detailed and crisp image. Therefore I ...
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