AmScope MD35 Arrived

The AmScope MD35 microscope camera arrived on Friday, but we picked it up today. The lens fit perfectly into the lens slot into my 1960's Wolfe Wetzlar Nr. 1280 microscope I inherited from my grandfather which has a 23mm lens. I will tell you how to unpack the camera.

Download Instructions

Next, I had to open the blue downloader disk. After open your D drive which contains your disk and open "autorun":

diskmenu

Then after opening it, click on "Install Application:

menu

After installing your new app, find it by searching amscope in you computer. You should find this:

amscope

Open it, and you should find the AmScope program:

amscopescreenshot

CONGRATULATIONS! You have successfully opened the Amscope program, and are able to take pictures with your new camera. Good luck!

My Photos

nemotode
Nemotode

onion RAINBOW


Onion

seed


Seed

Publicado por tiskolin tiskolin, 01 de diciembre de 2015

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tiskolin

Fecha

Noviembre 30, 2015

Descripción

Finally got my AmScope MD35 camera from Amazon! Using it the first time was very fun, but microorganisms are very fast, and I was happy to catch a nematode going at medium speed! I greatly enjoyed myself.

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tiskolin

Fecha

Noviembre 30, 2015

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I found this organism in pond scum with my new AmScope MD35 microscope camera and was swimming around like a piece of paper, flapping and turning at extreme speed. I took a video, but the overall shape was not very defined and I am not sure what it is, although my mom is very confident that it is a Vorticella. It was swimming freely, and was NOT attached to anything like Vorticella often do, but they sometimes detach. I am very unsure about this find and urgently need an ID.

If this picture is not clear enough, please view the video here.

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Fungi

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Qué

Hongos (Reino Fungi)

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tiskolin

Fecha

Noviembre 30, 2015

Descripción

Strange pond life found with AmScope MD35 microscope camera. Any idea what they are?

Comentarios

Just read all your journal posts. I got an old microscoope and rigged up a camera too, not as good as your setup though. One thing I really like is creating focus stacked images from the microscope, eg 1653784. I created a project here.

Publicado por tony_wills hace casi 6 años (Marca)

Thanks! Your focus stacked image really turned out nicely. My Wetzlar Nr. 1280 microscope I inherited from my grandfather really works nicely with the AmScope MD35 camera, which adds extra zoom, but it is best at 100x when looking for interesting microbes. It is best to only switch to the 400x lens when you have already found a subject. How do you create focus stacked images?

Publicado por tiskolin hace casi 6 años (Marca)

The concept is that when your camera has a very shallow depth of field (ie only a narrow band is in focus), you take a sequence of photos as you slowly, step by step, refocus the camera or move the subject closer or further away (eg winding the microscope up or down a little at a time). Then you use a computer program to select the in-focus bits from each photo frame. I'm usually working on a low budget so use freely available software and started by using "combinezm", and as I'm using the Linux computer operating system, now use "align_image_stack" and "enfuse". Wikipedia have a short list of programs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focus_stacking.

The main limitations is that the subject can't move between shots (so helps if it is dead!) and getting sufficient light onto the subject. I blocked off the normal light from below on my microscope and used lighting from the side, but glare and reflections from strong light are a problem. Some cameras have built in focus stacking capability these days, and live insects etc that are not moving (but still alive) can be photographed well.

The things I've done are not really microscopic, just usually fairly small: my focus stacked observations

Publicado por tony_wills hace casi 6 años (Marca)

Thank you, it really helps! Most of the stuff I look at is alive and running around at high speed, such as a paramecium. Nice photos & good job!

Publicado por tiskolin hace casi 6 años (Marca)

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