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    Back in the 35mm film SLR days most of the camera manufacturers made microscope adapters. Unfortunately Canon's DSLR mounts are not compatible with them. You should be able to find a generic C/T/T2 mount and an C/T2 mount for your Canon.

    Nikon and Pentax are compatible with the old adapters.

    Or you can have a custom one made:

    http://www.truetex.com/micad.htm

    Of course if all you need is 40x you could have just bought a USB microscope:

    http://www.bodelin.com/proscopehr/
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    I have a south bend lathe in my basement ;-)

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    Av8tor,

    yeah oil immersion with a 100x lens might be overkill. If you do use it, try using welled slides. They have a depression dug in. Only use enough oil to cover the specimen. Oil shouldn't be coming out the side of the coverslip.

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    Side note... the ebay seller contacted me, she found the bottle of immersion oil and is sending it along with some slides she found.

    now that is integrity

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    Edmund's Scientific:
    http://www.edmundoptics.com/products...productid=1897

    or

    http://www.surplusshed.com/pages/item/m1573d.html

    T adapters can be bought at any decent camera store.

    Just remember the cropping factor from sensor size.
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    Butch, this was a route that I took for simplicity's sake:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...e_Digital.html
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    I went with the same basic idea, only using scope's optics.... same sensor, electronics and software i bet

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...pe_Imager.html

    It replaces one of my 10x eyepieces, I was a little unsure on how it worked.... the sales info doesnt state it has its own optics.
    But after a little digging on the company's website... it has a 15x optic

    Once that question was answered.... I went for it

    ---------- Post added at 03:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:07 PM ----------

    On a related note, came across this at United Nuclear when I was ordering some GA3

    http://unitednuclear.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=403

    Killer price for such a nice little tool IMHO (surplus item it seems)
    Hard to get an El Cheapo magnifying glass for that price...

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