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    #16
    With my 3 plants defoliated and watered a second time with NLS Girl Flower Power compost tea yesterday, I thought Friday would be a good day to do the macro shots.
    I’m going to try taking the same shots using these two setups.
    1. iPhone 12 Pro with 15x macro lens (and wide angle lens if needed) and Camera+ 2 app.
    2. USB 1000x telescope connected to iPhone by wifi.
    The tripod has a phone holder but I’m hoping to rig up the telescope to it also, shaky hands you know.

    I took a couple quick shots with the telescope last night. It really does take some great shots. The biggest drawback is no auto focus. It’s a manual dial and takes some finessing to get it right. I’m sure a tripod will help.

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    Last edited by MrPNW; 02-11-2021, 02:42 AM.

    1st Grow (started 01 Oct 2020) (flip to 12/12 01 Jan 2021)
    5x5x8 Gorilla Grow Tent • Spider Farmer SF4000 • AC Infinity 8” TS Fan/Carbon Filter
    Black Gold organic potting soil • Nature’s Living Soil • Compost Tea
    Pennywise (Harlequin/Jack the Ripper) 1:1 ratio, Indica dominant, medium size plant

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      #17
      14 Feb 2021 - two days into week 7

      OK I just sat in the tent for an hour messing around with both setups. I turned down the SF4000 to it’s lowest setting.

      The microscope does have a variable dial light. Turning it all the way up would wash out the lighter areas of the bud so I had to lower that. With it’s 1000x magnification you can literally lay it on the bud using the tripod and get in there. I prefer the colors the phone takes, they are right on. With either setup even these slightest movement takes it out of focus, there’s no way I could do this otherwise. Once the bud or device stops moving you use the remote to take the shot with the phone and the phone (using wifi) to take the shot on the microscope so there’s no chance of a bad shot on either unless you don’t dial in the focus.

      Overall I prefer the versatility of the phone app which has so many settings I still need to figure out.
      If you like simple the microscope is the most straight forward. Set the light level and dial in focus.

      With both sets of equipment I attempted to take photos set on the lowest zoom level with the app on the phone and (50x power) on the microscope too have images showing more of the bud. Note: the photo with the hair was on purpose, I could not even see that hair with my reading glasses on!

      1000x Microscope
      The phone holder held the microscope base perfectly.
      Please note I wasn’t always focusing on trichomes, I was attempting to takes shots of the various parts of the bud.
      The microscope will be fun to cut a piece of the plant off to lay on a table that would fit inside the clear housing to get as close as possible to really take advantage of that 1000x zoom.
      Last edited by MrPNW; 02-15-2021, 02:59 AM.

      1st Grow (started 01 Oct 2020) (flip to 12/12 01 Jan 2021)
      5x5x8 Gorilla Grow Tent • Spider Farmer SF4000 • AC Infinity 8” TS Fan/Carbon Filter
      Black Gold organic potting soil • Nature’s Living Soil • Compost Tea
      Pennywise (Harlequin/Jack the Ripper) 1:1 ratio, Indica dominant, medium size plant

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        #18
        iPhone 12 Pro with 15x Macro lens and Camera+ 2 app

        Equipment
        1. iPhone 12 Pro
        2. Camera+ 2 app
        3. Xenvo 15x macro lense (https://www.xenvopro.com/pdp/pro-lens-kit/)
        4. Kodiac shutter remote
        5. Ordered a telescoping tripod
        6. Phone tripod mount.
        These articles pointed me to the Camera+ 2 and Camera+ Legacy (older phones) apps.
        How To Shoot Close-Up and Macro Photography With Your iPhone
        TOP 10 BEST CAMERA APPS FOR IPHONE
        iPhone Macro Photography Secrets – iPhone Landscape Mastery


        The Macro and Zoom option were both turned on in the app. This 3rd party app is so impressive even without the external Macro lens.

        Please note I wasn’t always focusing on trichomes, I was attempting to takes shots of the various parts of the bud. Thats what I like about the camera and app, it acts a lot like a real film camera.
        Last edited by MrPNW; 02-15-2021, 08:46 AM.

        1st Grow (started 01 Oct 2020) (flip to 12/12 01 Jan 2021)
        5x5x8 Gorilla Grow Tent • Spider Farmer SF4000 • AC Infinity 8” TS Fan/Carbon Filter
        Black Gold organic potting soil • Nature’s Living Soil • Compost Tea
        Pennywise (Harlequin/Jack the Ripper) 1:1 ratio, Indica dominant, medium size plant

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          #19
          Monday, 22 Feb 2021

          Man, the cat hairs are killing me. Now that everything is getting so sticky. The problem is, I can barely see them with the naked eye. To get some “hairless” shots I’ll need to wear my magnifier glasses and pull them with tweezers.

          1st Grow (started 01 Oct 2020) (flip to 12/12 01 Jan 2021)
          5x5x8 Gorilla Grow Tent • Spider Farmer SF4000 • AC Infinity 8” TS Fan/Carbon Filter
          Black Gold organic potting soil • Nature’s Living Soil • Compost Tea
          Pennywise (Harlequin/Jack the Ripper) 1:1 ratio, Indica dominant, medium size plant

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          • RagWeedDWC
            RagWeedDWC commented
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            Great shots, and i have the same problem but with my ever watchful Dog, I do not let her in when I have the grow box opened up (Can not teach her to wear sunglasses), but she sheds enough and the fans just suck it up into the plants....

          #20
          Nice shots !!

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            #21
            What do you guys think? This is day 54 of a strain they say is 60-67 days. All are the same strain. I noticed one of the plants has some amber trichomes already, but the others look clear to me??? Aren’t trichomes supposed to go from glass to milky to amber? These seems to be going from glass to amber. I do want the late harvest amber to get the relaxed body, anti-anxiety effect.

            1st Grow (started 01 Oct 2020) (flip to 12/12 01 Jan 2021)
            5x5x8 Gorilla Grow Tent • Spider Farmer SF4000 • AC Infinity 8” TS Fan/Carbon Filter
            Black Gold organic potting soil • Nature’s Living Soil • Compost Tea
            Pennywise (Harlequin/Jack the Ripper) 1:1 ratio, Indica dominant, medium size plant

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