Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

The Book of the Lantern. Being a Practical Guide to the Working of the Optical (or Magic) Lantern. With Full and Precise Directions for Making and Coloring Lantern Pictures.
Hepworth, T. C.
Another plan is to bring down the microscope to the 
horizontal position,—and most microscopes allow of this 
being done,—and to push the end of its tnbe into the flange 
opening of an ordinary photographic camera, with the lens 
of the latter removed. But both these methods have 
a disadvantage, among many other drawbacks, which 
will at once disappoint the operator. The image afforded is 
so small. The tube of the microscope gets in the way, so 
to speak, and a large portion of that image is cut off. This 
can be remedied by an arrangement of the apparatus which 
I am now about to describe, and by which I have taken a 
number of photographs which leave little to be desired in 
point of excellence, while the necessary manipulations are 
carried forward with that ease and nicety which go far to¬ 
wards the production of first-class results. 
Let it be at once pointed out, in spite of the opinions of 
our “ Brass and Glass ” friends, that an expensive instru¬ 
ment is not required for this work. (Indeed, I will presently 
point out how it is possible to obtain capital photo-micro¬ 
graphs without any microscope at all, although the essen¬ 
tial part of that instrument,—the objective,—must be 
employed.) What is wanted is a good firm stand, and a 
fine adjustment, and even this is not very necessary unless 
high powers are employed. But the majority of readers 
will look for some ready means of photographing objects of a 
popular character. The proboscis of a blowfly, the industrious 
flea (or bee is it P), section of the echinus spine, and so on ; 
such things as can be readily photographed with the “ inch” 
objective. And to readers who are content with such as 
these I chiefly direct my remarks, leaving them to study 
the excellent treatises and articles upon the subject of


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