Re: cameras, computers

From:N Kenneison <>

I would agree withthe cmments about the slide scanner if you have time
to spare and the slide youhave has no scratches dust and the colour
balance is pristine it hasn't faded. If youare scanning older slides it
can take ages to get a good quality image from just one slide. 
If you use a COolpix990 this will fit directly on to a standard C mount
and they now make an eyepiece tube adapter. We use one for colour prints
for reports, images for powerpoint (no need for a slide projector just
shove it on a PC) we also record all our Imunfluorescence on renals and
skins and get lovely pictures. And of course the major benefit is they
are ready NOW one at time no waiting, no developng, no remebering what
the picture was saved on disc, burn on to CDR, save on your hard drive,
put onto tape I have very early pictrues ten years old still prisitine
no scratches, no fading no broken mountsetc I could go on .... but I
like digital. in case oyuhadn't guessed.

Nigel RD&E

In message <>, Geoff McAuliffe
<mcauliff@UMDNJ.EDU> writes
>"Hoye, Glenda F. (Fka Hood)" wrote:
>> Hello.
>> I'm in the midst of researching digital cameras for microscopic photography,
>> and the computerization requirements for the software to handle the
>> digitized pictures. I'm sure there are many of you who have experience that
>> I could learn from, so if you would be so kind to contact me off Histonet, I
>> would really appreciate it.
>> At present I'm doing photomicrography with a 35 mm camera mounted on my
>> Olympus CH2 scope. I get wonderful prints and slides, but I'd like to
>> advance a little. Just don't know what to look for.
>Dear Glenda:
>    Keep your 35 mm microscope-mounted camera! Just buy a high-quality slide
>scanner and you will have the best of both worlds. Film images from the camera
>you already have give you over 20 million pixel resolution, permanent storage
>(30-50 years or more), and a slide to show at meetings and seminars. You won't
>get any of these features with a digital camera which will be out of date if not
>obsolete in 2 years. Once your film images are digitalized with a slide scanner,
>you can manipulate them, e-mail them, inport them into grants, reports, etc,
>etc. A high-quality scanner for 35 mm film (Polaroid SprintScan or Nikon
>CoolScan is $2000 or less.
>Geoff McAuliffe, Ph.D.
>Neuroscience and Cell Biology
>Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
>675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854
>voice: (732)-235-4583; fax: -4029

N Kenneison

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