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Practical Digital Photomicrography: Photography Through the Microscope for the Life Sciences by Brian Matsumoto

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5.1. Introduction

The digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) is a protean tool, adaptable for almost any photographic task (figure 5-1). Its interchangeable lens can be replaced with optics encompassing a range of views, from an extreme wide-angle view of 180° to an extreme narrow-angle view of 1°. When its lens is replaced with a microscope, the optical viewfinder receives light from the microscope so you can frame and focus the image.

The viewfinder is based on an opalescent screen that receives a projected image from the microscope via a mirror. In its default position, the mirror intercepts the image from the microscope and reflects it to the screen. When the camera is fired, the mirror swings up and covers the screen, allowing the image to be ...

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