Last Friday afternoon after the students had left for the day, I found Dr.Neil Davis known to all at ASMS as Le Doc toying with a microscope in the staff room. As I had recently ordered a few phone attachments I thought it would be good to try out the $1 phone attachment with a 60x magnification that arrived by post.
Doc was trying to photograph a bud with the $3000~$4000 microscope with a digital camera attachment. It took a lot of adjustment and still had very shallow focal range causing some level of dissatisfaction. Here is what Doc captured with his phone + $1 attachment.
Le Doc liked the immediacy of the capture, the ease with which he could move the phone microscope around and the ease with which it was saved or sent by email. We have a convert. Le Doc is buying more microscopes for the ASMS for $1 apiece.