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#1 starbob1

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Posted 09 May 2020 - 10:13 AM

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



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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: 

 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=EhjAS6Bewjk

 

 

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:

 

https://www.youtube....PNzNsbLug/about

 

Sorry I can't be more helpful.

 

Good luck with your purchases!

 

Neil.


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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. 



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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,

 

 

Neil.



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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

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 03:47 PM

Way to go Bob; glad you're having fun with your new toy!

 

Best,

 

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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.

 

https://www.youtube....wX5Q3g/featured

 

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.



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Posted 15 May 2020 - 07:01 AM

  Pic of my play area. Thanks

 

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Pic of a Bees mouth I took. Canon 450d prime focus

 

 

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