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Darktooth

Absolutely stunning pics!

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snolly50

Outstanding! I do not understand the lens/attachment set-up. Please provide more information on those components; as well as camera settings (assuming you do not deem them proprietary).  

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Kane

Wow. I have to say that I’m almost wanting to buy the pictures as opposed to the fossils! These are phenomenal.

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DevonianDigger

Great... Now I have to buy even more gear...:doh!:

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Tidgy's Dad

Utterly incredible photos! :)

Thanks for sharing, really so beautiful. 

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holdinghistory
2 hours ago, Kane said:

Wow. I have to say that I’m almost wanting to buy the pictures as opposed to the fossils! These are phenomenal.

Maybe I should start making posters then :D.

 

3 hours ago, snolly50 said:

Outstanding! I do not understand the lens/attachment set-up. Please provide more information on those components; as well as camera settings (assuming you do not deem them proprietary).  

It will vary a little bit depending on the lens and camera you are using. Basically, you need an adapter for the lens to the camera, and for the microscope objective to the lens. Camera settings are for me just trial and error, finding what works. Depends on the light you are using and the overall setup. The lighting is most important, since a well lit piece is relatively easy to adjust the settings for. 

 

3 hours ago, DevonianDigger said:

Great... Now I have to buy even more gear...:doh!:

I hear you, seems like there is no end to the gizmos and gadgets that come in handy! Between photography and prep.... The lenses and adapters are not too bad for cost (I have several different ones that I use depending on the piece, maybe a couple hundred bucks total), but the software and rail gets pricey.

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snolly50
11 minutes ago, holdinghistory said:

It will vary a little bit depending on the lens and camera you are using. Basically, you need an adapter for the lens to the camera, and for the microscope objective to the lens. Camera settings are for me just trial and error, finding what works. Depends on the light you are using and the overall setup. The lighting is most important, since a well lit piece is relatively easy to adjust the settings for. 

Thanks, I was unaware of the existence of microscope objective to camera lens adapters. I was able to quickly find more info after your prompt. Thanks again, great images.

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GeschWhat

All I can say is WOW! Amazing photos! Thank you for sharing your process and the photos themselves.

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abyssunder

Outstanding! Congrats for the images! :)

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MartinK

Looks like you have found a solution to Amber photos. I have been using a Canon 50D mounted on a Velbon Super Mag  Slider. For objectives I use a Zhongyi

20mm Super Macro (4x). For larger bugs I use a Amscope SP A2 (2x) microscope objective with a 130mm tube. I do stacking with Helicon and manually stepping the

Super Mag. Not quite as good as your stepper, but with practice and patience I can get decent pix. I think you have seen some of pix on online (rose_1949_9 Dixon).

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holdinghistory

Yep, I think I just bought one of those from you ;)

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Bob Saunders

I'm not clear but did you drill a hole in a lens cap and attache a microscope objective lens? And what power objective. I have extras for vintage microscopes. 

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holdinghistory

No, there is a lens adapter made specific for objectives so that it screws in. I use anything from a 1x to a 10x, but most of them are with a 4x.

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michele 1937

Fabulous

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