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ccombs1

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Mounting Camera to Microscope
« on: January 15, 2019, 12:40:21 PM »
I am new to camera mounts and am a bit confused whether my setup would work.

I am using olympus BX51 microscope that currently has f (male?) mount setup from previous camera (phantom, if that helps clear up male vs female).

Would it work to use F to C adapter to connect chronos? Here is adapter I am looking at:
https://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Adapter-C-Mount-Aperture-Control/dp/B00T0QVLL2/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_421_bs_tr_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=VD0N98WSX4P6P4H98QFX

Or is it worth is to spend the extra $150 and get the official C-mount from olympus?

Thanks!

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Re: Mounting Camera to Microscope
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 12:49:12 PM »
This adapter should work.
It is an adapter from Nikon-F Mount (should be the on the Microscope side) to an C-Mount thread.
You will need to use an 5mm C-Mount Spacer to connect the Adapter (no matter if you buy the more or less expensive one) in the amazon-Link to your Camera, since the Chronos has an CS-Mount.
This is Basicaly just an 5mm Spacer with an male and an Female C-Mount Thread, and should come included with your Chronos camera, if you bought one with the Kit-Lens.

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Re: Mounting Camera to Microscope
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 01:29:15 PM »
If you want to be really cheap, you could even go for one Of those adapters here (dont know your location, shiping could be expensive if you are not in europa):
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https://www.ebay.de/itm/Nikon-F-AI-Lens-to-C-mount-16mm-Cine-Film-Mount-Adapter/123311930213?epid=6022605156&hash=item1cb5f6bb65:g:RjYAAOSw0EZbc8Gc
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https://www.ebay.de/itm/Nikon-F-mount-to-C-mount-adapter-quality-vintage-adapter/253881524826?hash=item3b1c84a25a:g:qnsAAOSwWEBboh0N:rk:53:pf:0
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https://www.ebay.de/itm/Nikon-F-mount-to-C-mount-adapter-High-quality-adapter-2/263265967635?hash=item3d4bdfde13:g:PhwAAOSwwqdZ5OfH:rk:52:pf:0
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https://www.ebay.de/itm/Nikon-F-AI-mount-Objektivadapter-fur-C-mount-16mm-Film-Mount-kamera-Adapter/182240131297?hash=item2a6e5bb8e1:g:ckYAAOSwubRXHdDB:rk:17:pf:0
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https://www.ebay.de/itm/Schneider-C-Mount-Adapter-im-Nikon-F-Bajonett/401686065268?hash=item5d865af074:g:R1QAAOSwQ9lcPD1K:rk:2:pf:1
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Just be aware that its a bit of an gamble with those cheap China-Adapters, sometimes they are good, but sometimes have some play or are not very precise. If the Adapter doesnt get to much physical stress, that should work out ok, if there is a lot of movement on Camera or Microscope or if the adapter is exposed to other rough conditions, i would absolutely go for the Fotodiox from Amazon.
As discussed in an other Thread about cheap SD-Cards, its most times better not to go too cheap on your Camera Accesorys! Just keep in mind that you just spendt a ton of money on your camera, so dont pair it with crappy other components, especially if you want to do serious work with it or want to have fun for long time.
That said, I also would not spend 150 on that Olympus adapter... The Fotodiox one should be very good (from what i have seen and heard from them, dont own anything from them myself), but i am also happy with most of my China-Adapters :)
Whatever you buy, is up to you!

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Re: Mounting Camera to Microscope
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 05:03:10 PM »
Ok thank you for such a thorough response! it was very informative, I appreciate it.

 I think I will go with the fotodiox!

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Re: Mounting Camera to Microscope
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 05:41:26 AM »
Ok thank you for such a thorough response! it was very informative, I appreciate it.

 I think I will go with the fotodiox!
Very happy that i could answer your Question with this!