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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:04 am 
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Just saw a photo from a flickr contact that used a usb microscope, the results are are quite good. I didn`t even know these things existed.

A laptop and with usb does offer some flexibility if you are into macro photography. Also due to the larger dof might be an alternative to macro lens.

a quick google for hd usb microscope has found this
http://www.innovatoys.com/tech-gadgets/ ... oscope/222


Anyone tried anything like this??

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I generally distrust anything having to do with optics boasting the acronym HD/High Definition.

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Work used to have the Intel USB microscope. Note this wasn't a serious work appliance, they sold it as an educational toy. The one linked above looked like a webcam with higher magnification optics fitted. It isn't even HD(TV) resolution output if you look at the specs.

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Use something similar (not HD) where I work under the "Veho" brand approx. £40. Bought one as a trial and it was very successful, so bought about half a dozen. Use them to take pictures of circuit boards. Quality isn't that great (noisy) but a lot easier than trying to set up some sort of DSLR macro rig. They can also be used as a webcam.

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