It's nice to hear I'm not the only one who uses a security camera for
IR-DIC! If you just want to take pictures, then the DAGE-IR100 is
excellent. Its great for IR-DIC, and has excellent sensitivity for its
price. It doesn't come with any software/capture card etc, however now
days you can get a capture card with a video port for ~$50. You can
set up digital pulses to control exposure time, but you probably wont
need to, to capture lucifer yellow. If you're looking for a camera
built for this kind of stuff, and it will allow you do to ROI
analysis, binning, etc for Ca2+ experiments, one of the cheapest
cameras that I know of is the Diagnostic Instruments Pursuit range,
which are about 11,000 US.
If someone knows a better deal let everyone know.
On Dec 9, 1:13 am, "Claudio Elgueta Zuñiga" <claudi... from gmail.com>
> Hey guys:
>> I need to buy a camera to take some pictures of my Lucifer
> Yellow filled cells after myvoltage clamp experiments, using a Olympus
> microscope with infrared DIC optic. Anyone knows about a cheap digital
> camera with good infrared sensitivity and a decent resolution?. Currently
> I´m using a analog security camera, but it has a poor resolution and the
> software I have to acquire images is not so good also.
>> Best regards, Claudio.
>> Claudio Elgueta
>> Bioquímico Universidad de Chile
>> Programa doctorado en ciencias mención neurociencias, Universidad de
>> Centro de neurociencias de Valparaíso.
>> Gran Bretaña 1111