Best ways to image?

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arroavantho
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Best ways to image?

Post: # 32009Post arroavantho
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:23 pm

Hey folks! I'm trying to get a better way to image ants than holding a magnifying glass in front of my iPhone camera. :lol: Sadly I don't have a ton of funds to dump into this so I'm trying to keep it under $40.

My question is, would it be worthwhile to try a cheap digital microscope like https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Microscope-Flexible-Observation-Magnification/dp/B00XNYXQHE/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1506999485&sr=8-5&keywords=macro+camera ? Or is that a waste of money and I should stick with the phone-and-magnifying glass method (or maybe buy a chip clip-on macro lens)? And if I did either, what's a good magnification level?

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Jadeninja9
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Re: Best ways to image?

Post: # 32089Post Jadeninja9
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:56 pm

You could get a microscope, but a macrolens is portable. Idk about the magnification level.
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Re: Best ways to image?

Post: # 32260Post AntsArizona
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:22 am

I am using an Iphone 7 Plus and got this Macro Lens on Amazon and its perfect for real detailed close up shots. Originally it was $19.99 but went up a few bucks.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NAJ047O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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