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I just got a 4X objective from some guy in america ;) and I fiund a dead fly. Put the two together and voila!

20X(4x5-eyepiece)
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50X, close up of the eye region(4x12.5)
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One of its back legs. I noticed what looked like tiny grains of sand, but of course at this scale they would look huge!
I believe theyre mites, ad the fly is infested with them!
20X(4x5)
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Many thanks to Mr Krebs!
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...or maybe the fly suffered from terminal dandruff :D Interesting pics though and quite an achievement with a 2 megapixel camera phone. So what are you using for a light source?

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Bruce Williams wrote:...or maybe the fly suffered from terminal dandruff :D Interesting pics though and quite an achievement with a 2 megapixel camera phone. So what are you using for a light source?

Bruce
Thanks Bruce,i Didnt use a light source at all,just the ancient light in the room,with curtains drawn too. Put the camera on night mode and away you go! Couldn't get away with that with my film camera!
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Post by beetleman »

Cyclops...this might make a good product to develop for cell phone users that like macro but travel light....I see a nitch market here. :D (or a book.."Micro with your Cell Phone" :wink:
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Larry...
Put the camera on night mode
I thought I had noticed more image "noise" than in most of your previous posts. Maybe that mode boosts the sensors sensitivity to maximum, which always seems to be noisier with the tiny sensors.
Do you have any idea what the longest shutter speed is, and how do you hold the phone/camera steady?

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Charles Krebs wrote: I thought I had noticed more image "noise" than in most of your previous posts. Maybe that mode boosts the sensors sensitivity to maximum, which always seems to be noisier with the tiny sensors.
Do you have any idea what the longest shutter speed is, and how do you hold the phone/camera steady?
Actually there was more noise before i selected night mode,all blue noise. I'm not sure what the shutter speed is,will have a look next time i'm on the pc(using phone to send this)
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As for how i hold it steady,all i can say is with great difficulty! Need a digi camera!
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EXIF Data

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Charles Krebs wrote: Do you have any idea what the longest shutter speed is, and how do you hold the phone/camera steady?
Heres the EXIF data for the flys head shot:

File size: 113139 bytes
File date: 2006:12:01 07:20:52
Camera make: Sony Ericsson
Camera model: W800i
Date/Time: 2006:12:01 13:29:33
Resolution: 700 x 649
Flash used: No
Digital Zoom: 1.900x
Exposure time: 0.200 s (1/5)
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO equiv.: 800
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: center weight

All this from a camera phone!!
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Whoa! ISO 800 on a cell phone! A definite recipe for digital noise. And hand holding 1/5 second. :shock:
Time to pump some light onto that fly! :wink:

Seriously though, with more light you should get much better resolution and less noise, and a shutter speed that is more reasonable to "hand-hold".
Much better all the way around!

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Post by Cyclops »

If im looking at transparent objects i can use the mirror to shine the house lights into it and get a better result, and also I have the possibility of using my other phones's light. (I have posted about it)
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