Picture of Camera-microscope adapter for less than $15
Make a microscope adapter for SLR and DSLR cameras and learn how to get proper exposure while using it.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
You will need the following materials, most of them are fairly cheap and can be bought on-line or at any hardware store, I made this for any Nikon camera but the list is universal:

Camera Body Cap (Available at ebay for Nikon and Canon).

PVC pipe slightly smaller in diameter than the body cap (I used 5cm / 2" for nikon cameras).

Sheet of foam (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) 5mm / 1/10" thick.

Mate black spray paint.

Crazy glue or any other cyanoacrylate based glue.

A ruler, a drill, circular saws, scissors, hot wire and other cutting/measuring instruments.
blue667 months ago


greenthumbs2 years ago
I really hope that the above pictures aren't your spermatozoa.
CyborgGold4 years ago
Great idea! another use for this device would be for the exact opposite approach... a telescope. One could even turn a decent telescope into a really strong telephoto lens.
Smart !  hehe Love how you said heres a few samples made
Sperm, lol
BobS6 years ago
Nice work! One word of advice about crazyglue and optics: Never work near lenses!!! The fumes of the glue react with traces of grease on the lens, forming stains. The police makes use of grazyglue to make fingerprints visible this way.
5inister (author)  BobS6 years ago
Thanks for the feedback and thanks for the advice on crazy glue, I'm sure it will be useful to others.