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03-20-2009, 07:00 AM   #1
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Taking pictures thorugh a boroscope?

I don't know if there's such a thing as a lens/device that allows taking pictures of things accessible only through small openings, such as automotive piston tops or ear drums. Actually, I'd like to see what my ear drum looks like without trying to convince a doctor at $30 a pop why. Is that an entirely different branch of photography, and if so, what's it called?

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QuoteOriginally posted by PFFJazzMan Quote
I don't know if there's such a thing as a lens/device that allows taking pictures of things accessible only through small openings, such as automotive piston tops or ear drums. Actually, I'd like to see what my ear drum looks like without trying to convince a doctor at $30 a pop why. Is that an entirely different branch of photography, and if so, what's it called?

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A quick look on ebay for borescope or endoscope results in many hits. It appears that one can get started inexpensively depending on the resolution desired.

There is a big resolution difference between rigid & flexible scopes (like a factor of 10).

Good luck & keep us posted (Is there anything you'd like to do in particular?)

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Just be careful where you put that thing. You start with ears, then noses, then navels, and it's all downhill from there. Orifice pr0n, ay yi yi!
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If you are serious, buy a Boroscope for photography. I once used one from Olympus (on my Pentax), which was fine, though I did not image my interiors with it - more for technical application. Prices vary widely and you get what you pay for.

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your having a laugh?? or are you an agent for silly replies-lol
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QuoteOriginally posted by PFFJazzMan Quote
I don't know if there's such a thing as a lens/device that allows taking pictures of things accessible only through small openings, such as automotive piston tops or ear drums. Actually, I'd like to see what my ear drum looks like without trying to convince a doctor at $30 a pop why. Is that an entirely different branch of photography, and if so, what's it called?

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Just think of the money you will save! A colonoscopy costs a couple of grand. (note: See Snaffles reply)
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After you do your ear you do your own colonoscopy...


Damn - Reeftool beat me to it.
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Hahahah...

I wasn't planning on doing my own colonoscopy, though if I had access to the equipment I'd be more than happy to do a DIY pill camera exam. My first use would probably be for ear drum imaging, then next would be microscope work (insects, etc.) and mechanical work.

I'll try googling boroscope and olympus. Would there be a particular keyword to search for to narrow it down to what will fit on my K100D?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tom S. Quote
After you do your ear you do your own colonoscopy...


Damn - Reeftool beat me to it.
I thought olympus colonoscope is the best in the field!
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QuoteOriginally posted by PFFJazzMan Quote
I wasn't planning on doing my own colonoscopy, though if I had access to the equipment I'd be more than happy to do a DIY pill camera exam. My first use would probably be for ear drum imaging, then next would be microscope work (insects, etc.) and mechanical work.

I'll try googling boroscope and olympus. Would there be a particular keyword to search for to narrow it down to what will fit on my K100D?
If I remember rightly, the Olys have a T2 thread and you would just use a standard T2-K adapter. No need for searching the web, by the way, Olympus does have a website.

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