Been doing astro imaging with a DSLR for years. But now want a new hobby. Want to learn how to take pic though a microscope. Thought about using my Canon 450d but it seems like it would be to heavy, I have a decent Edmunds Scientific compound scope I bought years ago. It has nice optics and built good for the $200 I paid. But would like to get a Stereo Bino low power scope. I did not even know Cloudy Nights had a Microscope forum. So cool, Thanks
Posted 12 May 2020 - 02:01 AM
Hello Starbob 1,
Unfortunately, I don't know very much about stereo-microscopes, but this chap, who is a microbiologist and very keen amateur microscopist, has a lot of good advice on all sorts of microscopes:
He seems to have an eye out for bargains too, and does lots of imaging based on his other videos, so I think if you contacted him, he'd likely point you in the right direction. See info on this link:
Sorry I can't be more helpful.
Good luck with your purchases!
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Posted 13 May 2020 - 07:05 AM
Thanks Neil ; I found a great site for Microscopes
Microbehunters. They have a great forum for all things microscopes. I found a nice Amscope Stereo scope.
Posted 13 May 2020 - 10:38 AM
You're welcome Bob!
Yep, I've been subscribing to Microbehunter for a while now. Never seen such an enthusiastic guy about microscopes and microscopy before!
He's got loads of projects to explore and even saved me a lot of dosh on stuff I thought I would need.
Amscope are good!
With best wishes,
Posted 13 May 2020 - 01:56 PM
Well my Anscope came and wow it sure is different that a single lens compound I have used. The 3d deapth is amazing. Here are some pis. I took some pics though it with my Canon dslr 450d. This is my first try' focus and lighting is so critical ' I thought astro imaging was hard 'this is a whole new level. Thanks
Edited by starbob1, 13 May 2020 - 01:57 PM.
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Posted 13 May 2020 - 03:47 PM
Way to go Bob; glad you're having fun with your new toy!
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Posted 14 May 2020 - 01:51 PM
Is the photo of a dandelion?
Another good microscope youtube channel I really like is "Journey to the Microcosmos". The channel is only ten months old, but they offer a very professional presentation.
After watching some of the posted video's, I went out and collected some water myself, and was amazed at how much life is in just a single tiny drop. I also tried to take some photos using a webcam, but my own photos did not turn out as nice as the aquatic images they capture.
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Posted 15 May 2020 - 06:57 AM
Yes that is a dandelion. Pond water from my koi pond is so sool to look at. All kinds of critters to study. I just need to learn all the names. Thanks for the link also. I will check it out for sure.