Out in the open
- Welcome new members. I just wanted to bring an offline discussion out
into the sunshine of our group so everybody is able to participate.
The subject is Digital Photomicroscopy. Yes, I know, it's not everybody's
cup of tea and quite frankly, I'm thinking of re-acquiring a good 35mm SLR
as a backup image collector. I would really like to buy the new Kodak/Nikon
Digital SLR and solve all my problems, but after searching for spare change
under the sofa cushions, I came up a bit short of the $29,000(USD) purchase
I use two adapters on my fixed-lens Nikon CP950 to mate it to the eyepiece
of the microscope. A 28mm to T-mount adapter and the T-mount adapter
itself. The eyepiece must be kept in place. That of course introduces
extra glass into the equation and still produces some vignetting. Tom
emailed me with a source for a better coupler using a Sony Mavica digicam
and suggested this coupler could possibly be made available for Nikons as
well. Perhaps he will share his info with the group. Mark emailed me with
some pics of his homemade, PVC coupler for his Nikon. I don't recall if
vignetting was a problem, but perhaps he'll repost his info too.
I'm a bit challenged when it comes to optics, but it seems I got best
results when the fixed lens of the Nikon was resting against the
microscope's eyepiece (no T-mount). Not an ideal solution, but the image
fills the frame.
If anybody has a suggestion, jump right in! Living in Southeast Virginia,
getting steadily beat up by Tropical Storm/Hurricane Dennis has kept me
housebound for several days. I have plenty of time to try any suggestions.