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Old Dec 20, 2008, 7:56 PM   #1
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I've just bought myself a microscope, it's been one of those things on my list of random gadgets for years. I went for a reasonbly cheap/middle road one called a Bresser Biolux AL, this comes with a usb camera eyepiece which does a reasonable job but is limited to 640x480 as it's basically a webcam cmos in a microscope eyepiece.

I then decided to buy a universal digiscope mount to attempt to fit my Sony SR10 but found the combination of SR10 and all metal DS mount was a tad to heavy to hang off the eyepiece.

So I whipped out my trusty ole Digilife 1080HD and put that on instead, the results were excellent. Advantages are I'm no longer limited to 400x (the usb eyepiece was a 10x replacement) as the Digilife is looking through the normal glass eyepieces which come in 5x and 16x + a 2x Barlow lens/tube, I can use the LCD screen as a handy view port without having to squint through a eyepiece and it's very simple to just jab a usb cable in the back of it whilst still mounted to the scope and open any vids and grab pics from them.



Here it is mounted up..


and here's a comparison between the scopes cam and the Digilife. (Housefly's foot)


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Old Dec 21, 2008, 7:45 PM   #2
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WOW! That is too cool! I am gonna have to try this set-up now!
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Old Jan 3, 2009, 7:17 PM   #3
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Fantastic use for a hybrid. Too bad the little critters you're looking at aren't probably moving any more he he.

OT: noticed that the Digilife's menu screen looks so much like my Aiptek's.

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Old Jan 4, 2009, 2:04 PM   #4
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Here's some moving subjects

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mSq34KuZI-M&fmt=22


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Old Jan 4, 2009, 5:14 PM   #5
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Wowcow wrote:
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Here's some moving subjects

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mSq34KuZI-M&fmt=22

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try vimeo, for somereason it wont play all the way on opera with yourtubes.

And.. that video is AWESOME! great job on that, I enjoyed watching multiple times. I'll stay tuned for more :|
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Old Jan 5, 2009, 3:46 AM   #6
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I've now upped it to Vimeo

http://www.vimeo.com/2721563


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