Looking through microscopes was something that always fascinated me as a kid. It attracted me for the same reasons things like timelapse and ultra slow motion do. It let me see things I wouldn’t ordinarily be able to. As I got older, whenever I needed to use a microscope, it was more for practical benefit than curiosity and visual wonder. But the sights they can offer still intrigue a great many people.
We’ve shown some amazing microscope photography and timelapses on here in the past. But, rigs to hook cameras up to microscopes can be expensive. Unless, of course, you make your own. That’s what this video from YouTube channel Hack ‘n Build is all about. How to make your own DSLR mount for use with a trinocular microscope. And all it needs is a cheap set of extension tubes, some PVC pipes, and a couple of optics.