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Re: [ccp4bb]: digital imaging of crystals

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On Fri, 11 May 2001, david lawson (JIC) wrote:

> I would like to purchase a system to record images of crystals
> electronically. If anyone has come up with a relatively cheap method of
> doing this, I would be grateful if they could share their experiences. I
> guess the cheapest way is to stick a digital camera on your microscope - we
> already have the adaptor for a regular SLR camera. However, I would also
> like to hear about other, perhaps more sophisticated solutions.

Much cheaper (in terms of capital expenditure) and higher quality than a
digital camera would be a flat-bed scanner (no need to spend more than 50
- 100 GBP; if you want to scan 35mm slides as well you can buy an adaptor
for many scanners for an extra 30 - 50 GBP) and continue using your SLR.
Of course, you'd still have the running costs of film, and delays in
processing etc... 

Dr Harry Powell, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, MRC Centre, Hills
Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QH