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#1 iga wrotek

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 11:58 AM

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I need to shoot what one sees when looks through microscope. It will be a shot for documentary. Has anyone tried it? I need some tips on how to approach it. Would I need any special equipment? any specialities on my lens? what kind of lens would let me shoot it??? Most likely I will be shooting in with HD XDCam. Please share your expieriences with me! thanks
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 02:50 PM

Hi
I need to shoot what one sees when looks through microscope. It will be a shot for documentary. Has anyone tried it? I need some tips on how to approach it. Would I need any special equipment? any specialities on my lens? what kind of lens would let me shoot it??? Most likely I will be shooting in with HD XDCam. Please share your expieriences with me! thanks
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There are microscope adapters that one can use. I have seen them on eBay with C mount on the camera end to some microscope eyepiece mounts, for under $100. B4 mount adapters may be available but they will be more expensive.

There are some microscopes that have a CCD camera built in. Output from that (NTSC/ PAL only probably) can be recorded on to a deck. Or you can shoot it off a monitor with an HD camera using the on-board scan frequency settings.

Edited by Saul Rodgar, 26 June 2008 - 02:51 PM.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 12:49 AM

There are microscope adapters that one can use. I have seen them on eBay with C mount on the camera end to some microscope eyepiece mounts, for under $100. B4 mount adapters may be available but they will be more expensive.

There are some microscopes that have a CCD camera built in. Output from that (NTSC/ PAL only probably) can be recorded on to a deck. Or you can shoot it off a monitor with an HD camera using the on-board scan frequency settings.



Thanks Saul
what a great info!
I'm not sure what B4 mount is?

I will be shooting with EX1 camera (most likely) would the C mount adapters be ok?
the lens in this camera is not changable....?

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