Cyclopoida - Stills and Video

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Mitch640
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Cyclopoida - Stills and Video

Post by Mitch640 »

This Cyclopoida not only sat still for some still shots, he even hung around for a short video screening. They usually hop around so fast you could never get any video of one.

Look closely at this guy though. It looks like he has 6 legs, but in reality, each leg has a double right under it.

Microscope: Nikon Fluophot Flourescence Research Microscope
Camera: Canon T1i w/ EOS Extension Tube adaptor w/Nikon 2.5X Projector lens
Scope Settings: 15.1 MP Canon 1.6x Camera over 10x or 20x Objective

Here's a video of him.

Full frame at 10x...
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At 20x...
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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Mitch,

Very nice!

Rogelio

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Post by NikonUser »

Mitch: With the great image quality you are getting from that 20x it's time to try some stacking. Even half-a-dozen shots of that little beastie will give a nice deep-focus image. He seems to have kept still for long enough.
Zerene Stacker is excellent and easy to use, essentially foolproof.
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Post by Mitch640 »

Thanks NU. I did get the free trial version. I tried it once with shots from that other scope and didn't get a decent image. Since then, I have been fighting hardware and imaging issues and did not have any time for stacking, so the trial version has timed out.

I'm waiting a while longer to buy it, as I am not quite ready to start using it anyway. One thing at a time. :)

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Post by Mitch640 »

Thanks Rogelio, I missed seeing your post. :oops:

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Post by fpelectronica »

Nice shots
Interesting video, good definition
Francisco

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Post by Mitch640 »

Thanks Francisco. I should have used the 20x for the video. He looked a lot bigger when recording. :)

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