USB microscope fooling around **Pic heavy**

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USB microscope fooling around **Pic heavy**

Postby biglove » May 12th 2014, 6:48am

Wondering if anyone has experimented with a USB microscope for macro photo work on their watches?

Ordered the one below from Amazon to see how it goes. It displays photos and videos on your PC monitor. Think it will be neat to see big macros on my 27" monitor.

I have a set of extension tubes for my wife's Canon DSLR that take great photos but it is a PITA to set it up and worry with lighting.

I do wish it was a higher MP camera but to step up to 8MP makes for a $300 vs $40 expenditure.

Will share some pics from it after I get back from Florida.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004QF0A1Y
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Re: USB microscope for watch photography

Postby bedlam » May 12th 2014, 6:58am

How good can the optics possibly be? It will be interesting to see your pics.
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Re: USB microscope for watch photography

Postby hcharles » May 12th 2014, 8:19am

biglove wrote:
Will share some pics from it after I get back from Florida.



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Re: USB microscope for watch photography

Postby biglove » May 12th 2014, 8:59am

hcharles wrote:
biglove wrote:
Will share some pics from it after I get back from Florida.



Spendin' time with Unca Mikey by chance? Have fun BL.


Fortunately, no! Deep sea fishing, lots of food, dancing, drinking, reading and basically sitting on my ass whenever I want. Our annual trip with our kiddos.
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Re: USB microscope for watch photography

Postby biglove » May 20th 2014, 9:11am

Well, it came in and I have to say that for $40 it does a nice job. Lighting is a bit harsh but the magnification it is capable of is superb...

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Re: USB microscope fooling around **Pic heavy**

Postby labman » May 20th 2014, 10:03am

Some nice clear close up pics, I'd say for 40 bucks it was worth it.
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Re: USB microscope fooling around **Pic heavy**

Postby Airframer » May 20th 2014, 2:59pm

Not too shabby for a $40 experiment!
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Re: USB microscope fooling around **Pic heavy**

Postby svaglic » May 20th 2014, 3:47pm

Not bad at all. I have a great camera, but the harder I try, the sadder my pictures are. I have just been using my Galaxy Note 10.1 lately. This may not be a bad gadget for me to grab.
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Re: USB microscope fooling around **Pic heavy**

Postby conjurer » May 20th 2014, 4:29pm

Them pics are all right, goddamn it.
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