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Mineral PhotographyEye piece camera: can you share your experience?

25th Nov 2019 21:34 UTCBruno Lüscher

I consider to purchase an eye piece camera for my Wild binocular microscope and would like to know if any of you is using it.

I see that the prices fluctuate a lot (USD 50-600.—range)and wonder what are the criteria in the selection of an eye piece camera ?

Do’s and don’t including software recommendations.

Thank you.

29th Nov 2019 13:37 UTCKevin Hean

Hi Bruno
LM Scope and  Am Scope sell all sorts of adaptors for fitting a SLR (with removable Lens) to a microscope eyepiece tube, they are not top of the range, for that you would have to go to places like Thorlabs. 

29th Nov 2019 18:42 UTCFrank Karasti

Here is a quick image (32 stacked, FOV 8 mm) taken with Swiftcam SC1803 on a Mitutoyo microscope X12 power. This camera is rebranded or is the same as Omax, Amscope etc.
For me, so far it is just ok. The software it comes with is good. I probably could do a better photo taking my time. hope this helps

2nd Dec 2019 16:18 UTCVolker Betz Expert

Hi Bruno,  it seems not much response so far.  The reason may be that most micromout photographers (at least this I know in germany ) do not anymore use stereomicroscopes for photography. The resolution is just to low, due to the typical 1 x, 2x to 4 x  objectives. You get better results with photographic eqipment.
Sorry for that, but Stereomicroscopes are fine for viewing with the eye, but pictures are mostly not good.



2nd Dec 2019 22:24 UTCBruno Lüscher

Kevin, Frank and Volker,

Thank you very much for your replies, this is appreciated.

For a start, I might follow the steps of Frank.
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