I have not use this camera for a little while and opted for a more convenient Tucsen microscope camera. The main reason is the descrepancies between the live preview window and the images actually taken (Fig. 1 comparison between live view window and the actual picture taken). You can see quite a bit difference between the brightness between the live preview window and the actual picture taken.
I tried it again today to see whether I can get a better picture. This is a great camera as recommended by many professional and hobbysts. I hope to get the most out of this camera.
- The set up: The standard lens of Canon EOS Rebel T1i was removed and replaced with a reduction lens (a cheap one purchased from Amazon.com). The reduction lens was dropped into eyepiece socket of Nescope CM701 microscope. An USB cable then connect the USB port of the camera and PC.
There are two tips I learned today:
- Use histogram to adjust the white balance (for Nexcope Cm701, it is Tungsten.) and ISO of the camera as well as the light intensity of the microscope
- Use test shooting window rather than live preview to get the correct shutter speed.
The problem is still presist: the preview looks different from the acutal picture taken but two simple changes already make my pictures much better. It took a lot of guessing work out of it. I finally be able to get some acceptable pictures with it. I should research and test more into this camera and I can hardly wait to record HD live video with it!