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posted 01-27-2000 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Administrator     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Hi Everybody,
Would anybody inform me whether it is possible to use digital still camera on a microscope to capture an image of a human lymphocyte metaphase. Would it not be a better alternate to instant or polaroid  cameras normally used for microphotography?
Thank you and best regards.
Best regards
Saqib Mahmood
Department of Biogenetics
The Children's Hospital


posted 02-16-2000 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JohnMoody     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Dear Saqib

With the right adaptors you could put a digital camera with a detachable lens on a microscope but I think you will be disappointed with the results compared to conventional film photography due to the resolution. Even very expensive digital cameras are poor compared to film. If you need a digital image why not take 35mm/120 slides and have then scanned them in with a film scanner. You get the proper colours and higher resolution. Incidently I would highly recommend the Fuji Pictography colour printers (computer driven)- they are brilliant. I these comments help.


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