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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

This photograph of human chromosomes was done with a Nikon SKe trinocular microscope I restored and upgraded with modern Nikon microscope optics.  Overall magnification of this image is approximately 750x .  I find the  Nikon D7000 to be a good camera to use on this setup.  The 1.5x magnification of an APS sensor adds extra amplification.  In addition all Nikon professional cameras have a very convenient mirror lock setting -- something that is absolutely essential when shooting through a microscope.

1 comment:

  1. wow, human chromosomes look so cool under a microscope. I would love to see that in person.