Konus 450x Konuspix Digital USB Microscope

Konus 450x Konuspix Digital USB Microscope

Postby tangtastic » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:58 pm

Has anyone tried one of these?

http://www.opticsplanet.net/konus-300x-konuspix-digital-toy-microscope.html
Konus 450x Konuspix Digital USB Microscope 5023

Konus 450x Konuspix Digital Microscope 5023 is capable of 100, 200 and 450 magnifications! This digital microscope by Konus is a pure toy! Konus 450x Konuspix Digital Microscopes come with double illumination with incidental and transmitted light. Special microscope head camera changes into web camera (webcam) and digital camera (digicam). USB cable for computer connection is provided and makes it easy to connect this microscope to any computer. Microscope's digital camera supports 640x480 pixels. KONUSPIX-4 Digital Microscope is supplied with PC software for image processing. Konus 450x Konuspix Digital Microscope Web Camera & PC from OpticsPlanet is a great gift for kids and allows children ages 3 and above enjoy and discover the beauty of the micro world!
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Postby timthetoolman » Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:29 pm

I haven't seen this one but one of our club members brought one from Hobby Lobby for $100 to show some rotifers. He had the USB camera hooked to a computer which was connected to a projector.
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Postby leanne » Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:39 pm

I should imagine you would be able to get pics like this...

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Postby PaulG » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:13 pm

The design looks VERY similar to the QX-5 (especially the mag selector ring) so I'de be inclined to say that it will provide similar quality images as the QX-5 but with higher mag.

I think for shots of larger larvae you will want something less than 100x mag though.
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Postby leanne » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:54 am

You are probably right Paul - The first shot of mine was taken at x40 and the second at x100. You cannot see the whole of the larva in the objective. It is pretty cool to see the blood coursing through their veins though!! I used a Nikon Exclipse E400.
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Postby tangtastic » Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:36 am

I really want something decent, but cheap, for checking my algae cultures. Thought it would be cool if I could pull pictures off it.
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