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    Playing using my loupe on my phone camera

    Do you use a loupe to look at your trichomes? I held mine in front of the camera lens and got a much closer pic than using the camera alone (though not as big as using the loupe and eye) ... I think the picture came out okay. I've seen add-on lens accessories for phones but never thought they'd work well now I'm rethinking that.

    First, was close as I can get with phone alone. Second using the loupe.
    Up next: Speakeasy Bourbon Berry Auto
    Past grows: Whiskey Zulu, Trizzlers

    #2
    Wow, that's quite a difference. Clearly the same bud with that distinctive hair across the top. Makes me think I should try this. Thank you, 90Gizmo.

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      #3
      Lol "distinctive hair"...come on, give him break!
      It's probably carpet fiber.

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      • 90Gizmo
        90Gizmo commented
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        I think so. I had the same artifacts occasionally last grow. It's a wool carpet so... organic? Could be from a cat. Ditto.

      • KLAX
        KLAX commented
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        Whatever it is, it makes the bud/photo distinctive.

      #4
      I've got a USB microscope and sometimes I can see black plant hairs with the white ones.

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        #5
        Yep, Loupe and a phone: the poor man's path to macro-photography!

        I just got a spiffy tripod with a long gooseneck to hold my iPhone focus steady and the improvement in focus is dramatic. It came with a bluetooth widget that snaps the pic without touching the phone.

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        My goal is epicurean quality rather than high yield.
        I'm learning how to create cannabis tinctures and hashish and I almost always use a vaporizer to spare my aging lungs.
        Despite my avatar name I'm generally amenable and helpful. So, if there's a question I'm qualified to answer, hit me up!

        -Grouchy

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          #6
          What magnification was the lens you used? I have a 10x and a 60x lens on my loupe, so I'll give it a try when my lights come on and I check on the girls this morning!

          Sure made for some cool pics!
          Organic indoor grower - 4x4 tent - 2 Electric Sky 180v3s
          Relax, don't worry, less is more...usually!

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          • 90Gizmo
            90Gizmo commented
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            I'm using a 10x. I can barely keep that steady. I imagine 60x would need a tripod like GOM uses.

          #7
          Here are the loupes I have on hand.
          • Generic "30x" Chino garbage! Is likely a badly ground 10x, Amazone Special. Buyer beware
          • Antique Wards 10x from oceanography days. Plenty good enough
          • Best of Breed Delomo 15x Triplet, as good as it gets, More difficult to use than the 10x for positioning and focus, but what you see, you see *really* well!
          Cheers,
          Grouchy

          Here's the 15x at full resolution: Orange Grove x GG4 RIL

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          I grow using soil comprised of the compost I make combined with Foxfarm or other quality commercial soils as an amendment. Appropriate nutes as needed. State of the art LED lighting and an evolving system of environmental controls allows me to pamper my plants and let them tell me what they need.
          My goal is epicurean quality rather than high yield.
          I'm learning how to create cannabis tinctures and hashish and I almost always use a vaporizer to spare my aging lungs.
          Despite my avatar name I'm generally amenable and helpful. So, if there's a question I'm qualified to answer, hit me up!

          -Grouchy

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          • AGH
            AGH commented
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            Holy moly, that's awesome! I'll look into that because it puts my little loupe to shame!

          #8
          grouchyoldman
          grouchyoldman
          ​How did you take that picture, with loupe (BelOMO 15x Triplet) infront of camera or smartphone?
          Very good picture!
          I have this:
          Plugable 250x Digital USB Microscope with Observation Stand
          Focusing is difficult and getting the light strenght as well,
          if to strong all trichomes look white and milky, but it works,
          you can se trichomes when transparent and when milky.​

          Have any of you guys used a blacklight uv to trace mold and if so what lamp did you use?
          Last year 2 ladies got hit by budrot and I used a blacklight but never understood what to look for.
          The musty, wet basement smell was the deciding factor to incinerate the plants.
          Found this: "Beneath a blacklight (UV), spores will emanate a green hue".​

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            #9
            @madman,

            Simple, just the 15x loupe clipped against my old iPhone on a really good tripod to hold it steady. I cropped the high-rez image to show the most interesting area. I use this to check trichome ripening before harvest.

            -Grouchy
            I grow using soil comprised of the compost I make combined with Foxfarm or other quality commercial soils as an amendment. Appropriate nutes as needed. State of the art LED lighting and an evolving system of environmental controls allows me to pamper my plants and let them tell me what they need.
            My goal is epicurean quality rather than high yield.
            I'm learning how to create cannabis tinctures and hashish and I almost always use a vaporizer to spare my aging lungs.
            Despite my avatar name I'm generally amenable and helpful. So, if there's a question I'm qualified to answer, hit me up!

            -Grouchy

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            • madman
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              @grouchyoldman
              Will see if I can find that loupe you have, I have an antique iPhone, inherited from the grandkids, it still takes good pictures.

            #10
            Hi madman, Here are a couple more pics of my photo gear. I had impressive results even with my old iPhone 4 so you'll likely be fine. The tripod in the pic is perfect for this assignment.

            Cheers,
            -Grouchy


            I scrounged the white clip from a usb microscope and it works perfectly to hold the loupe to the phone; Put the glass in the loupe closest to the phone's camera lens.
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            Wireless shutter release: Priceless!
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            I grow using soil comprised of the compost I make combined with Foxfarm or other quality commercial soils as an amendment. Appropriate nutes as needed. State of the art LED lighting and an evolving system of environmental controls allows me to pamper my plants and let them tell me what they need.
            My goal is epicurean quality rather than high yield.
            I'm learning how to create cannabis tinctures and hashish and I almost always use a vaporizer to spare my aging lungs.
            Despite my avatar name I'm generally amenable and helpful. So, if there's a question I'm qualified to answer, hit me up!

            -Grouchy

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            • madman
              madman commented
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              I think I found the exact tripod you use "TARION".
              Will get that, I have iPhone 6 and I forgot that I already had a handheld foldable loupe 40X with LED light and UV light.
              I'm not shure about the quality though, and how how accurate the magnification 40X is.
              Tried hand held and shaky, but couldn't get a picture even close to yours.
              Will see if I can get that loupe of yours.
              Thanks for info, appreciate it!

            #11
            My photos was with the Wards. The space between the case and the lens is perfect to fit lens over the camera bump.
            Up next: Speakeasy Bourbon Berry Auto
            Past grows: Whiskey Zulu, Trizzlers

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            • madman
              madman commented
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              Could you please tell me more about the smartphone addon you used? Where to find?
              Your pictures looks great!

            • 90Gizmo
              90Gizmo commented
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              MM it is GOMs photos that are great! I'm looking to get a purpose-built attachment like one of these
              https://www.amazon.com/s?k=camera+ph..._ts-doa-p_3_17
              haven't picked on yet.

            #12
            [QUOTE=90Gizmo;n579744] I think the picture came out okay. I've seen add-on lens accessories for phones but never thought they'd work well now I'm rethinking that.


            I bought a 100mm macro lens that clips on an Iphone or Android. I find focusing seems better on the Iphone than my old Samsung Galaxy.
            I took a couple of free hand 'photos this morning after seeing this post. I think they could be better with a tripod - Unfortunately no trichomes to be seen at the moment (that is subject of another post) Current price of these are around $14.19. Very solidly built / heavy. comes with lens caps. Got mine from a Chinese Co free p&p (Same lens's double + price on Amazon

            https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3305...21ef18022mCwcc


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              #13
              Hey folks, if you really want to experience the "State of the Art" in cannabis macrophotography invest a little time on this thread:

              https://overgrow.com/t/cannabis-microscopy/34906

              (not my usual practice to post links on another site, but you'll only find this genius there...)

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              I grow using soil comprised of the compost I make combined with Foxfarm or other quality commercial soils as an amendment. Appropriate nutes as needed. State of the art LED lighting and an evolving system of environmental controls allows me to pamper my plants and let them tell me what they need.
              My goal is epicurean quality rather than high yield.
              I'm learning how to create cannabis tinctures and hashish and I almost always use a vaporizer to spare my aging lungs.
              Despite my avatar name I'm generally amenable and helpful. So, if there's a question I'm qualified to answer, hit me up!

              -Grouchy

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              • 90Gizmo
                90Gizmo commented
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                @gom Thanks for the link. The pictures are great but the text is a tough read. Made me think of Mr Monk checking his weed before a smoke.

              • ChubbNugg
                ChubbNugg commented
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                I followed the above link to the overgrow site. Looked at some of the microscopy photos. The one that stuck out the most to me was the "CHUNKY" photo. It took me a while but over time I learned that if you water your plants with a sprayer, I guarantee some dirt will fly up and stick. Also plants outside get a lot of that chunky stuff from water bouncing up off the ground.

              #14
              I bought was clip on macro lens for $2 USD. (Would you say this bud is mostly cloudy very little/no amber?) It seems clearer. I think I'm going to need a tripod before pics get much better.
              Up next: Speakeasy Bourbon Berry Auto
              Past grows: Whiskey Zulu, Trizzlers

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              • 90Gizmo
                90Gizmo commented
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                So... White hair means new calyx are growing and my bud will get fatter?

              • 3Berries
                3Berries commented
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                White hairs is still making new flower.

              • ChubbNugg
                ChubbNugg commented
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                It looks Clear to mostly Cloudy with Little to No Amber at all.

              #15
              90Gizmo - Not necessarily. She just hasn't reached full maturity. Either that or foxtailing. And it doesn't appear to be the latter as of now.

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