[HamWAN PSDR] Does anybody have a digitizing microscope?

Dean Gibson AE7Q hamwan.stuff at ae7q.com
Thu Oct 29 21:47:24 PDT 2015

Pretty much any time;  I'm retired.  I'd suggest during the day, for 
best amount of light, evenly distributed.  I have skylights.

It's probably easier for you to bring the board here, rather than me 
truck the tripod and camera/lens over there, unless you are allergic to 

Bring sufficient memory.  My upload speed to OneDrive is probably around 

-- Dean

On 2015-10-29 21:33, Bart Kus wrote:
> That sounds like it would do the trick (going to 1:1).  When can we 
> make it happen?
> --Bart
> On 10/29/2015 9:32 PM, Dean Gibson AE7Q wrote:
>> For my images, did you click on the image in the browser to zoom in 
>> to 100%?
>> I framed the shot to capture most of the 1"x3" circuit board. It's 
>> capable of a 1:1 macro image (which is much closer than I did in the 
>> images below), which means that the image will be the same size as 
>> the sensor (in this case a "full-frame" 24x36mm). Now, that 24x36mm 
>> sensor is 7360x4912 pixels.  The images below were taken in JPG 
>> format.  For really good sharpness, I'd take them in RAW  (Nikon's 
>> "NEF") format, or TIFF format.  The manual says that the TIFF files 
>> in maximum resolution are 108.2 MB.
>> -- Dean
>> On 2015-10-29 21:18, Bart Kus wrote:
>>> Sounds like it's time for a shoot-off between the macro and the 
>>> micro! The features/labels on the 9HPn are right at the edge of 
>>> resolution of both of these by the looks of it.  I can do photo 
>>> stitching from lots of pix, that's not a problem.
>>> Dean, does the macro lens get any zoomier?  I'm not sure how you 
>>> framed that shot.
>>> --Bart
>>> On 10/29/2015 9:04 PM, Dean Gibson AE7Q wrote:
>>>> These were taken with my Nikon DSLR with a macro lens.  The circuit 
>>>> board is 1"x3".   2sec @ f/8. Better sharpness would have been at 
>>>> f/22, but this was adequate for my purposes at the time.
>>>> http://www.photoever.com/items/NookHdmiTop.jpg
>>>> http://www.photoever.com/items/NookHdmiBottom.jpg
>>>> On 2015-10-29 20:42, Bart Kus wrote:
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>> I wanna take some pix of the 9HPn PCB layout.  The components and 
>>>>> markings are extremely small, and my camera can't resolve them. 
>>>>> Does anyone have a microscope with picture capability to do a mosaic?
>>>>> Thanks, Bart
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