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Title: Anyone For Microscope Photography?
Post by: RAKAMRAK on June 29, 2013, 10:41:47 PM
I am trying to learn a bit about Microscope Photography/Photomicrography (or whatever it is called). Any one here done this type of photography? Any guidance/direction will be appreciated. Thank you.
Title: Re: Anyone For Microscope Photography?
Post by: neuroanatomist on June 29, 2013, 10:47:14 PM
I did it daily...for many years.  I still do it, once in a while...I've got a microscope in my office, and 6 of them in my labs (all Zeiss). 

What sort of subjects, what sort of microscope, and is your plan to use a Canon camera adapted to a scope, or something else?
Title: Re: Anyone For Microscope Photography?
Post by: RAKAMRAK on June 29, 2013, 11:46:56 PM
I did it daily...for many years.  I still do it, once in a while...I've got a microscope in my office, and 6 of them in my labs (all Zeiss). 

What sort of subjects, what sort of microscope, and is your plan to use a Canon camera adapted to a scope, or something else?

Thank you Neuro for your reply. I do not have answer to most of your questions, except one - I will probably use either a 40D or 50D adapted to the scope. I tried to search the net but could not find much in the blog world. So I am tried to get hold of a couple of books on the topic. If you have any online source from which I can learn about the scope of photomicrography that would be great. Thanks again.

For example my questions are of this sort, will a 40X-2000X be sufficient (and what can I photograph with each magnification level), should I go for brightfield or darkfield microscope, what type of objective should I choose etc. (I am specifically thinking about optical compound trinocular microscopes)
Title: Re: Anyone For Microscope Photography?
Post by: Jim Saunders on June 29, 2013, 11:53:48 PM
I saw an EF to C mount adapter somewhere, for the nearly-trivial cost I'm tempted.  We have a half-decent microscope at work, it could perhaps be used to have a look at stuff.  Hmm.

Jim
Title: Re: Anyone For Microscope Photography?
Post by: neuroanatomist on June 30, 2013, 12:27:39 AM
There are some great tutorials on the principles behind all sorts of microscopy here (with apologies to the rabid Canonites, you'll see what I mean if you click the link  ;) ): http://www.microscopyu.com/ (http://www.microscopyu.com/)

Yes, EF to C-mount and T-mount adapters are available (depending on the scope), and would be the easiest way to connect a dSLR to a trinocular scope.  Honestly, I don't have any experience doing that, as I generally use dedicated cameras (although I have adapted spectrometers, video cameras, etc., onto various scopes).
Title: Re: Anyone For Microscope Photography?
Post by: bardamu on June 30, 2013, 01:06:43 AM
Try this:

http://www.photomacrography.net/amateurmicroscopy/index.htm (http://www.photomacrography.net/amateurmicroscopy/index.htm)
Title: Re: Anyone For Microscope Photography?
Post by: RAKAMRAK on June 30, 2013, 01:20:25 AM
Many thanks for the links.....