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Old Dec 14, 2005, 5:01 PM   #1
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---- may 2007 - the pictures have been deleted by zoto.com, but all of them can be seen here still:

http://freenet-homepage.de/seemolf/amber.html



I thought that digiscoping with the FZ5 is impossible.
Small lenses are better, but there is some hope left:

My first digiscoping test was frustrating, so my canon A70 was doing that job up to now.
But I saw a thread elsewhere, that skywatchers can do digiscoping through special eye pieces with the FZ.
Here is my second attempt:
Leitz ad infinitum:
FZ5, 12* zoom, f-adapter, 6*ocular, Leitz microscope, 10* objective.
Four pictures combined, to add some DOF.
midge - chironomidae body: 1mm long
time table: midge 40 million years old, microscope 115 years old, fz50 1/2 year old

a perfect team!


a small spider (count the eyes)

different view - more DOF.....

different version - suitable for christmas trees

eye and "skin" of a small wasp


these are first tests, but there is some hope.....

Sven

and finally: look at this, these are the beasts without any DOF limitations!!






the last one is canon A70 digiscoping
There is not much difference?



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Old Dec 17, 2005, 11:50 AM   #2
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very interesting, nicely done
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Old Dec 21, 2005, 2:36 AM   #3
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thanks what?,
especially because this is your first post!
I have not seen many microscopic shots up to now, I thought it is time to start!
My little amber collection resides at this site:
http://sgsg.zoto.com/user/lightbox/C...aded-asc/0-100
kind regards
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 3:25 PM   #4
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Splendid shots. They look almost like electron micrographs.

Be careful with that microscope. Have you had it appraised? It's quite valuable.




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Old Dec 30, 2005, 9:02 AM   #5
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Interesting setup. What is between the camera and ocular? I am trying to figure a way to adapt my Canon S1 IS to the ocular tube my Wild stereo microscope. You may have the answer!
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Old Dec 30, 2005, 12:14 PM   #6
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thanks babarian,
I am very careful with this microscope, though I found it in a waste container.
It would cost some 100 Euros, but will never be sold!

Hi sedges,
I am using a cheap f-adapter - sold at ebay in germany - american production.
It has a 52mm thread and a "soft" adjustable connection to the microscope.
I am not using an ocular with some shots! This no problem with 12* zoom.
The magnification is too high in some cases, so I tried to use my binocular (MBS10). The results are miserable, there is no direct way to the lens (lenses). This deviation reduces the resolution. Zeiss had a shiftable lens holder for this purpose, to find the right position of the lens for one ocular! I prefer microscopic lenses with 3x and 0,75x "magnification".
This is the american link to the adapters.
http://photography.search-desc.ebay....dapterQQsojsZ1

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Old Jan 2, 2006, 4:32 AM   #7
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Fantastic shots. But they really give me the willies. I am in awe of all creatures, but someting about insects (not arachnids!) really, really makes me uneasy, especially when i see photos like that.

My skin is crawling. :O

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Old Jan 2, 2006, 6:33 AM   #8
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thanks Jonny,
these animals are safe inside the amber and this was a technical exercise.
So let's add some of my latest work - I hope it is less frightening:









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Old Jan 2, 2006, 12:29 PM   #9
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Amber Schmamba! You've made a grown man soil himself :shock:

Metaphorically, of course.

Fascinating photos, but too many eyes. Those photos are not for the paranoid :blah:

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Old Jan 3, 2006, 2:27 AM   #10
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Never seen anything like this before. Welcome to the forum.
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