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Mounting a Coolpix 4500 onto a Microscope Reference Sheet*
Please refer to the Coolpix 4500 User’s Manual for page numbers indicated below.
Mounting the Coolpix 4500 to a microscope trinocular photo tube or beamsplitter
1.
With the camera power off, open the card-slot cover and make sure
TM
a CompactFlash
®
Card or IBM Microdrive is properly inserted into
MDC- A Relay Lens
the camera. See p.12
2.
C-Mount
Photo Tube
Carefully thread the MDC-A Relay Lens onto the camera’s lens.
Likewise, thread the C-mount onto the MDC-Relay Lens securely.
Note that over-tightening the adapter may damage threads of both
adapter and apparatus.
3.
Attach the C-mount adapter onto the microscope’s trinocular or
beamsplitter port. Secure the C-mount into place.
4.
Swivel the LCD screen to the desired viewing position and angle.
Note: The EH-52 AC Adapter is recommended to eliminate battery consumption.
Mounting the Coolpix 4500 into a microscope eyepiece tube
1.
With the camera power off, open the card-slot cover and make sure
TM
a CompactFlash
®
Card or IBM Microdrive is properly inserted into
the camera. See p.12
2.
MDC- A Relay Lens
Remove the cover ring from the relay lens by loosening the three
setscrews.
3.
Attach the MDC-A relay lens to the camera lens.
Cover Ring
Note that over-tightening the adapter may damage threads of both
Setscrew (x3)
adapter and apparatus.
4.
Remove an eyepiece from the microscope and insert the MDC-A
adapter as replacement.
5.
Swivel the LCD screen to the desired viewing position and angle.
Note: The EH-52 AC Adapter is recommended to eliminate battery consumption.
*
This reference sheet is to be used in addition to the Coolpix 4500 User’s Manual
Coolpix 4500 Camera Settings for Microscopy
1.
Turn the camera on and select the infinity mode by pressing the Manual Focus (MF) button until the icon
with two mountain peaks is displayed in the upper-right of the monitor display. Note that the flash turns
off automatically when focus is set to infinity See p.57
2.
Hold down the Mode button and simultaneously turn the command dial to select A, Aperture-Priority Auto
mode. The camera will set shutter speed automatically for best results.
3.
Rotate the command dial to set the F value to the lowest possible f-stop number. The approximate range
value (F2.5 - F4.0) is dependent on the zoom setting.
4.
Use the zoom buttons (W-T) to fill the field of view. Use the LCD screen to determine best image. An
image without black cut-off corners or circular images is generally possible at mid-range of the zoom
setting.
Additional Settings in Menu Selection
Press Menu for the Shooting Menu (See p. 91) for camera settings available only in the P, S, A, and M mode
and only when the camera is in shooting mode. The following are recommended options for photomicrography:
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White Balance: The default setting is Auto. Select a white balance setting that matches the microscope
light source; incandescent for tungsten or halogen illumination. Select White Bal Preset for unusual
lighting conditions. See p. 92
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Metering: The default setting is Matrix. Setting it to Spot on a targeted sample with a very dark or a very
bright background would ensure most appropriate exposure. See p. 95
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Continuous: The default setting is S, single shutter release. Using other settings, continuous sequence
of pictures may be taken while the shutter-release button is held down. See p. 96
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Best Selector: Use default setting Off. See p.98
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Image Adjustment: The default setting is Auto. Certain illumination techniques, such as DIC, phase
contrast, OCC, etc., may require special brightness and control adjustments for best results. See p. 99
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Saturation Control: The Black&White setting will enhance black and white samples. See p. 99-100
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Image Quality: Image quality settings other than HI are compressed as they are saved into memory.
Compression selectively reduces the quality of an image. See p. 102
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Image Sharpening: The default setting is Auto. See p. 105
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