Testing new camera on new Ebay buy

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  1. some-willie.willieWANT

    some-willie.willieWANT Active Member

    These pics are taken with a digital microscope I got off of Amazon.
     

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  3. GSDykes

    GSDykes Well-Known Member

    Question: is it a USB type, and does it have a stand? If so I have some upgrade solutions for you, I will wait until you reply. I can eliminate the blue cast and filter the harsh little LEDS is so equipped.
    Gary in Washington
     
  4. some-willie.willieWANT

    some-willie.willieWANT Active Member

    Sweet, I'm gonna take some pics of it, it connects to phones and PC's, I've connected it to my phone, and took these pictures for this thread but haven't hooked up to my computer yet and I'm not sure if it connects wirelessly to the computer like the phone or usb
     
  5. some-willie.willieWANT

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  6. some-willie.willieWANT

    some-willie.willieWANT Active Member

    I hope I can do these upgrades
     

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  7. some-willie.willieWANT

    some-willie.willieWANT Active Member

    Video format is AVI
    Photo format is JPEG
    And is compatible with windows 7/8/ and 10
     
  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Not bad. If I may ask, how much was it?
     
  9. some-willie.willieWANT

    some-willie.willieWANT Active Member

    Right around 60 bucks on Amazon, I think I used a 15% off code too, but its definitely on the lower end when it comes to price
     
  10. GSDykes

    GSDykes Well-Known Member

    That is different than my little USB camera. BUT, there are LEDs around the lens yes? If so, I inserted a round plastic yellow cap to fit just inside the clear extension. Then I cut a round ring of acid-free white paper, and carefully glued it over the yellow and clear extension. The yellow counters the blue, and the white paper softens the glaring LEDs. The yellow "tube" was cut from the top of a yellow marker pen cap. It fits just right inside the clear extension, extending out to flush with the clear extension, forming a nice surface for the white ring, carefully glued on. Inside the yellow extension is the lens itself, it is now shielded from the LEDs.
    I can post an image, which may help, if interested.
    Gary in Washington
     
  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    I use a USB scope and would like to see your set up. I think you have offered help here before. I have tried some things but don't understand photography terms very well.
     
  12. GSDykes

    GSDykes Well-Known Member

    I illustrate with a USB camera, the kind that have a zoom lens. I also have a stand for this USB. (shown in second image). After I cut and fit the yellow "tube" B (from the marker cap A) I insert it until it is flush with the clear lens extension, then I carefully paste on the white paper ring C. D shows where the lens is inside the yellow "tube". Now the yellow tube color counters the blue, and the white filter stops most of the bright white highlights. Also when zooming, the lens moves freely within the yellow tube.

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    Below is how I adapted the USB stand, it easily reverts back to its original use, for the USB camera. The camera head came from a small tripod for normal type cameras. I use a point and shoot Nikon Cool pix with 6x magnification for most of my coin images.
    Gary in Washington

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  13. GSDykes

    GSDykes Well-Known Member

    Below is a sample using the camera with modifications as described above:
    click to zoom in. 1974 D Lincoln cent.

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    Gary in Washington
     
  14. some-willie.willieWANT

    some-willie.willieWANT Active Member

    Works excellent! I just wish the camera was more than 2 megapixels
     

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  15. GSDykes

    GSDykes Well-Known Member

    None of your samples display the modifications!, they are typical USB camera shots, quite blue.
    Gary in Washington
     
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  16. bruthajoe

    bruthajoe Recovering

    Thats great, I will try this. My coppers get washed out by the blue LED's, I normally switch off the LED's and rely on alternate light sources. I use the LED's only for very close focal lengths. 200122_103715.jpg
     
  17. GSDykes

    GSDykes Well-Known Member

    That is a nice sharp image, post one with high magnification. (Oh by the way, nice watermark!).
    Gary in Washington
     
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  18. bruthajoe

    bruthajoe Recovering

    It's the free version watermark. LOL thanks. Sure I'll do full zoom on vdb but high magnification kills depth of field.
     
  19. bruthajoe

    bruthajoe Recovering

    200122_225543.jpg 200122_225427.jpg notice how blue the high magnification is. Because the scope is so close it shadows the specimen and I'm forced to use the built in led. I an making a yellow and white filter as per your instructions but a bit differently because I have a different scope.
     
  20. some-willie.willieWANT

    some-willie.willieWANT Active Member

    I dont understand, I did just like you said
     
  21. bruthajoe

    bruthajoe Recovering

    What kind of paper did you use for the white diffuser ring?
     
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