Playing with a cheap microscope

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LordV
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Playing with a cheap microscope

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Bought a cheap microscope but with full size objectives etc (SWIFT Microscope SW150 £68 on offer). Managed to attach a camera body using a telescope mount plus some pipe lagging and then used a couple of LED lamps to illuminate the subjects whilst I took some focus stacks just using the fine focus knob at 10X. The results seemed surprisingly good to me. The microscope was intended as a present for one of my granddaughters.

Brian V.

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ImagePlaying with a cheap swift childrens microscope #1 by Brian Valentine, on Flickr

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Re: Playing with a cheap microscope

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Sometimes we under estimate the simplest of things. Wonderful images, especially that of the anther. :)

LordV
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Re: Playing with a cheap microscope

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Ken Ramos wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:27 am
Sometimes we under estimate the simplest of things. Wonderful images, especially that of the anther. :)
Thanks Ken :)

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Re: Playing with a cheap microscope

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Excellent!

Dave

LordV
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Re: Playing with a cheap microscope

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micro_pix wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:18 am
Excellent!

Dave
Thanks Dave :)

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