Microscope camera adapter

[Ben Krasnow] is capturing some great snapshots using a microscope adapter and some tricks. The camera attachment is just a lens adapter ring with a tube added. Unlike other microscope imaging hacks we’ve seen he used a real microscope but found that the pictures had a bit of light distortion to them. The camera sensor was picking up a glare reflected on the inside of the black tube. By adding a washer and repositioning the apparatus he got over that hurdle. The final part of the puzzle is image processing. By taking several pictures at different focal lengths and compositing them he gets killer photos like the compound eyes of that house fly seen above.

17 thoughts on “Microscope camera adapter

  1. I hate flies I wish the gov would kill them all. Who cares about the natural ecosystem. Take this big stinking bacteria spreading shit pic off.

  2. that is very impressive. I get to work with multi-thousand dollar industrial versions of this. Granted, the one I work with is more automated, but it gets the same job done. Very impressive.

  3. Damn that looks great. I’m still smashing the little bugggers.
    I always come close really slow, i usually can poke em or push em. They don’t seem to be able to detect slow moving objects.

    AND THE BAM.

  4. I did a similar hack a few years ago but mine entailed the use of a PS3 Eye and a Telescope. I made it to try and find the Lunar Lander on the Moon but ended up with great UFO footage instead.

    I broke down tha PS Eye into just its basic components and made a modified ring to fit to the telescope. Also made a line in imput through one of the 4 dopler arrayed mics.

  5. I tried the PS3 eye in the barrel of my tri-optical microscope… didn’t work so well, I need to try this hack out and see if I can make a decent web cam interface to the microscope

  6. @Mike S.,
    You said “By taking several pictures at different focal lengths and compositing them he gets killer photos like the compound eyes of that house fly seen above.”

    I’m fascinated and I know nothing about how to do that. How is it done?

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