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Splitting the buccal and lingual - Courtesy ROOTS

The opinions and photographs within this web page are not ours. Authors have been credited
for the individual posts where they are. - Photos courtesy of Mark Dreyer -
From: Mark Dreyer
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 11:03 PM
Subject: [roots] Case just now

Had to think long and hard to come up with that title.  :-)) 
- Mark Dreyer, DMD

Yeah, but look at the photos.  Clear as a bell.  Splitting the 
buccal and lingual is a great idea, very difficult to get both 
in focus at the same time - gary

I think the photos look really good, have you tried adding a drop 
of ethanol to the chamber and gently drying it before taking 
the shot? It helps bring out the spectral highlights -  Bill

Thanks, Gary & Bill.  Bill, yes, these photos were taken after 
rinsing the canals with grain alcohol and thoroughly drying - Mark

Mark, don't dry too much,  leave a bit of the alcohol there,  
the pics will be better still - Bill

Neat pictures.  You are going to keep this up and Im going to have to 
buy a new scope with a beam splitter and a camera - Guy

Hello Mark. What scope do you have? - Stefan

Stefan, I use Globals 6 step scopes. - Mark

Hi Mark , Ok. That scope is my favorite. I had to decide between  
zeiss pico and moeller- Wedel . So, i'd like to Mount a slr or 
videocam on it. Do you have xenon or the metalhalid lightsource?
I tend to the cheaper metalhalid. It has 5500K instead of 6000K at 
xenon. What do you think? - Stefan

Stefan, I think you will regret not getting the Xenon if you are 
into photos. You can never have too much light shooting photos through 
a scope. - Mark

Hi Mark the chamber shots look amazing! What magnification were the 
pics taken at? - Abdul

Abdul, Thanks.  The nice thing about use of the dual iris is that it 
increases your depth of field such that it is much easier to take 
photos at very high mag while staying in focus.  This was taken at 
either the next to highest or highest mag on the scope-can't remember 
for sure -  Mark

Thanks Mark, another question though, I have tried the f-340 adapter 
and currently have a f-220 adapter but wanted to see if yours was the 
same as mine and how it connects to your dslr, did you choose the 220
over the 340, if so why?  Please would it be possible to post some pics 
of your setup?  I have a zeiss opmi pico, with mora, integ video and 
lateral output port - Abdul

Hi Abdul, I chose the F220 because that is the adaptor that is required 
for SLR cameras according to my course notes from a recent photography 
course I took.  Here is a photo of my assistant Fabiola reinstalling
the shround on the scope arm after putting in some wires to the camera.  
As you can see I have a Zeiss co-observer tube on this scope as well 
as the Zeiss F220 adaptor - Mark

Hi Mark, Thanks for the photo! I have the following f=220 adapter 
I think mine maybe an older version, I was wondering if you could tell 
me if the one I have has the same ends and if so what adapter ring you use
to connect the camera to the dovetail? - Abdul

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