What kind of photos can you take if you attach a microscope lens to a digital camera?

One day, filmmaker Daniel Schweinert was enjoying taking pictures with a macro lens when he suddenly wondered what would happen if he attached a microscope objective lens to a digital camera. Therefore, Mr. Schweinert took on the challenge of attaching a microscope objective lens to a digital camera and taking pictures, and introduced the series of records up to the shooting on his own blog.

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When Schweinert searched for the idea of attaching an objective lens to a digital camera on Google, he found other people who had put it into practice. However, it turns out that installing the lens requires a special adapter, which takes four weeks to arrive after ordering.

Schweinert didn't want to wait four weeks, so he decided to make his own adapter with a 3D printer. Fortunately, a person with the same idea as Mr. Schweinert has created and published 3D CAD data for the adapter, and Mr. Schweinert was able to easily create the adapter.

Mr. Schweinert attached the adapter to his camera '

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K ' and set the objective lens.

Below is a frontal image of a fly taken with a digital camera attached to a microscope objective lens. Because the image is somewhat grotesque, only the thumbnail is mosaiced, and you can see the image without the mosaic by clicking on the image. Even if you take pictures as is, you can take quite detailed pictures, but if you just attach the lens to the camera,

vignetting will occur in the pictures.

Schweinert tried several

close-up rings to eliminate vignetting and found the 160mm size to be optimal. I attached this close-up ring to the camera and attached the macro focusing rail to the camera. Furthermore, this shot requires a strong light source, so Schweinert illuminates the subject.

In addition, to avoid motion blur caused by shaking, the shutter speed was lowered to 1/300, and the photos were digitally processed using a focusing software called Helicon Focus .

Below is an image of a fly taken with a camera equipped with an 8x objective lens and a 160mm close-up ring.

The photo taken with

LAOWA's 25mm macro lens , prepared for comparison, is shown below.

Also, below is the overall image of the fly taken with the same 25mm macro lens.

Below is an image taken with an 8x objective lens and a 90mm close-up ring. This has caused vignetting.

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